Are you ready for the upcoming June, 2016 Primary Election? Here is our Voter Guide for Santa Ana voters:
46th Congressional District
The incumbent, Loretta Sanchez, has decided to vacate her House seat as she tries to move up to the U.S. Senate. There are a lot of candidates vying to replace her. If you like corporate Democrats then Lou Correa should be your pick. We like the more progressive Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen. We greatly dislike former State Senator turned lobbyist Joe Dunn, who once tried to move the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals out of Santa Ana – to Irvine. If you are a Republican then your best pick is Lynn Schott, an Irvine City Council Member who grew up in Santa Ana (her family still lives here).
No Republican has a chance of victory in this race to replace the retiring Senator from San Francisco, Barbara Boxer. While Loretta Sanchez has her bad moments we are endorsing her rather than her main opponent, Kamala Harris, because Harris is yet another Bay Area politician. It is about time that Southern California was represented in the U.S. Senate!
69th Assembly District
The incumbent, Tom Daly, just might be Orange County’s worst corporate Democrat. He is a slave to the Disney Resort and to former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, who is now a lobbyist. We heartily endorse his opponent, Ofelia Velarde-Garcia.
First Supervisorial District:
The incumbent, Andrew Do, used to be the Chief of Staff to the former First District Supervisor, Janet Nguyen. Now she has turned on him and he is facing off against another Little Saigon candidate, Phat Bui. We endorse Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez. It is about time that Santa Ana was represented by one of its own!
Democratic Party of Orange County, Central Committee:
There are several candidates running for the DPOC’s Central Committee in the 69th District. We are endorsing:
- Avelino Valencia III
- Rickk Montoya
- Jose F. Moreno
Republican Party of Orange County, Central Committee:
There are several candidates running for the OC GOP’s Central Committee in the 69th District. We are endorsing:
- Brett Elliot Franklin (former Santa Ana City Council Member)
- Steven A. Nguyen (the son of OC Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen)
- Angie R. Cano (past candidate for the SAUSD School Board)
- Maribel Marroquin
- Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias (SAUSD School Board Trustee)
Orange County Board of Education, Area One:
The incumbent, Robert Hammond, is a Tea Party extremist. He has no business representing the people of Santa Ana. We endorse his opponent, Rebecca “Becky” Gomez.
Orange County Superior Court
Office No. 3
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Office No. 48
The incumbent, Judge Scott Steiner, was censured, in 2014, by the California Commission on Judicial Performance for having sex in his chambers with Chapman University law school students; attempting to get one of the women a taxpayer-funded job with his former boss, DA Tony Rackauckas; and failing to recuse himself from a case involving an attorney who was one of his close friends. Steiner is of course married and has young kids. We think he is completely disgusting. We heartily endorse his only opponent, Karen Lee Schatzle. Shame on the unethical Republicans who are backing Steiner!
Office No. 49
President of the United States
We endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. We find Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to be simply unacceptable!