Former state Sen. Lou Correa — who lost his bid for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to Andrew Do by a 43-vote margin — has officially sought a recount of last Tuesday’s special election, according to the L.A. Times.
Andrew Do’s defeat of former State Senator Lou Correa in the Jan. 27 First District Special Election has made history by creating a majority Asian Board of Supervisors here in Orange County.
Other Asian County Supervisors include Michelle Steel, a Korean-American who replaced John Moorlach after moving into Orange County from Los Angeles County, and Lisa Barlett, a Japanese-American who replaced Pat Bates. Both Moorlach and Bates termed out. Continue reading
I have read comments on Facebook by supporters of Lou Correa that are openly blaming the voters in Santa Ana for Correa’s loss to Andrew Do in the First District Special Election. That is ridiculous.
There are a lot of reasons why people might not vote. You have to know, going into a Special Election, that the turnout will be low to begin with. But Latino voters in Santa Ana already were prone to not voting – they did the same thing in November when Jose Solorio lost to Janet Nguyen in the 34th State Senate election – which led to her abandoning the First District. Continue reading
The final votes have been tallied and apparently Andrew Do beat Lou Correa by 43 votes in the First District Special Election, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
I suppose there might be a recount, but why bother? This election was lost when Correa, for whatever reason, did not attack Do. Instead Correa spent a small fortune on mailers that touted his public safety record. It was reminiscent of Jose Solorio’s failed campaign last year against Do’s old boss, Janet Nguyen, in the race for the 34th State Senate District. Continue reading
Andrew Do’s lead over former State Senator Lou Correa, in the First District Special Election, has narrowed today to 85, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
It is thought that the Registrar will finish counting the final provisional and late absentee votes tomorrow, by end of day. Continue reading
Andrew Do has widened his lead over Lou Correa, in the First District Special Election, as the Orange County Registrar of Voters continues to process the provisional ballots. Do now leads by 239 votes whereas he previously led by 2 votes.
This outcome was expected as the Viet turnout yesterday was very high while Latino voters appear to have slept through the election. Continue reading
TODD SPITZER, CHAIRMAN, ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SUPERVISOR THIRD DISTRICT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2014
CONTACT: Melanie Eustice January 28, 2015 Phone: (714) 834-5492 Mobile: (714) 581-7784
OC Chairman Spitzer Committed to Fair and Impartial Special Election Results
(Orange County, CA) — Results for the First District special election on the Orange County Board of Supervisors remain too close to call. The election night count showed just two votes separating top vote-getters Andrew Do (16,202) and Lou Correa (16,200) in the five-candidate race. 41,767 ballots have been counted, and there are an estimated 6,105 ballots remaining.
“As Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, I want to assure the voters of Orange County that our county government is doing everything in its power to ensure fair and impartial elections. Our Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley, is respected throughout California for his integrity, diligence, and commitment to accurate, honest elections,” said Todd Spitzer, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Continue reading
The ballots have all been counted in the First District Special Election and it appears that former State Senator Lou Correa is losing by two votes to Andrew Do, who quit the Garden Grove City Council in 2011, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
Do was supported by former Supervisor Janet Nguyen and by the CA and OC GOP.
Correa had a lot of support from unions and from OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and OCDA Tony Rackauckas. Continue reading
The early results from today’s First District Special Election have been posted by the Orange County Registrar of Voters and former State Senator Lou Correa is in the lead by 149 votes. Former Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s henchman, Andrew Do, is in second place with 38.4% of the vote.
Garden Grove Councilman Chris Phan is in a distant third place with only 5,824 votes. While he did a lot of walking he didn’t get in the mailboxes and that is crucial in low turnout special elections. Continue reading
They already got busted when two Orange County employees were recently fired for politicking on Do’s behalf while working at the Westminster County office that Nguyen opened so she could pander to the Little Saigon community. Continue reading
Do is kissing up to those old, white voters…
I hate to say this but after seeing two of Lou Correa’s First District campaign mailers I am convinced that he is going to lose. He is running the same tepid campaign that helped Jose Solorio get his butt kicked in the November General Election, by Janet Nguyen, over in the race for the 34th State Senate District.
Why isn’t Correa attacking Andrew Do – Nguyen’s former Chief of Staff? While Correa is blowing hundreds of thousands sending “nice” mailers replete with pictures of him painting over graffiti, Do is busy working the Viet community – and Do’s mailers are clearly geared to the old, white Republican voters who still matter in the First District.
Correa’s campaign seems to be entirely focused on Latino voters – just like Solorio’s was. They didn’t vote last year in either the Primary or the General Election. Why would they vote in a Special Election in January? They are not going to! And no amount of pandering by Correa to the Viet voters is going to convince any of them not to vote for Do! They vote for their own, period! Continue reading
Predictably Andrew Do blew off the First District candidates forum that was held in Santa Ana yesterday. Why would he want to put himself in a position to have to explain why he quit the Garden Grove City Council in 2011 or answer the questions about whether or not he actually lived in Garden Grove at that time?
I am hearing that Orange County administrator Brian Probolsky has taken a one month leave of absence from his job at the O.C. Community Resources (after being on loan for awhile to Pat Bates, who like Janet Nguyen has left the O.C. Board of Supervisors) to help the campaign of Andrew Do, the former Chief of Staff to Nguyen. I am told that Do will retain Probolsky as his Chief of Staff if the First District Special Election goes his way.
Probolsky, moved to a position that was created for him, as Business Practices Manager at OC Community Resources, after working as a Bates staffer, in February of 2013. His new job came with an 81 percent raise, from $31 an hour to $56 an hour, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2014
Contact: Connie Hamilton, Connect-to-Council, 714-745-1692, email@example.com
Santa Ana, CA, – Connect-to-Council, along with promotional support from the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce and Westminster Chamber of Commerce, is presenting a Candidates Forum for the voters of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley and Westminster. This forum will feature candidates that are running for the First District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. This will be a special election taking place on January 27.
This forum will take place on Tuesday, January 6, 2014, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Room, located at 2323 N Broadway, in Santa Ana. Continue reading
Hanging out with Democrats didn’t work out for Chris Phan
The field for the First District’s Special Election, to replace Janet Nguyen, who was elected to the 34th State Senate District in the November, 2014 General Election, is now set. The candidates include (appearing below in the order they will be placed on the ballot):
- Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), California State Senator
- Andrew Do (R-Garden Grove), Supervisor’s Chief/Businessowner
- Lupe Morfin-Moreno (R-Santa Ana), Office Specialist
- Chuyen Van Nguyen (NPP-Garden Grove), Television News Anchor
- Chris Phan (R-Garden Grove), Councilmember/Deputy DA
Phan had a shot at earning the endorsement of the Republican Party of Orange County (OC GOP) tonight but he blew it when he stupidly sat down for an interview with liberal blogger Greg Diamond of the Orange Juice Blog. Phan made one statement in particular that cost him the endorsement: Continue reading