MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Invitation for Sunday March 22

The election has been certified by Neal Kelley, the Orange County Registrar of Voters, and the Orange County Breeze covers it in the first piece below.

The LA Times also provides the news in the second piece below.

But the big news is the pace of activity since election night. I am receiving so many calls, texts and e-mails, that I’m having difficulty responding immediately. I’m hoping I can catch up a little today.

Tomorrow we will hold a swearing in ceremony in the District. This is your invitation to attend in person or view it with live streaming at if you are not able to be there due to distance. I’ll repeat this invitation in the BONUS section below.


You are invited to attend my swearing in ceremony this Sunday at 4 p.m.

The event will be held at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope (see

There will be a small reception following the program. The dress code is Sunday afternoon casual, which means that Reyn Spooner shirts are recommended for the men.

Orange County Breeze

OC Registrar of Voters certifies election of John Moorlach in 37th Senate District special primary election

Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach makes a point while speaking to members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of newly-elected California State Senator John Moorlach speaking to members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce prior to the end of his term as Second District Orange County Supervisor.

Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has just certified the official results of the 37th Senate District Special Primary Election held on March 17, 2015.

Total turnout from the election was 15.7% with 13.6% of voters casting their ballot by mail and 2.1% of voters voting in their polling place. Vote-by-mail voters represented 86.5% of the overall vote. In the 2009 72nd Assembly District Special Primary Election overall turnout was 18.3%, vote-by-mail voting was 14.0% and polling place voting was 4.3%.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters produces detailed reports focusing on overall turnout, turnout by precinct, turnout by districts, turnout by cities, and more. These detailed reports can be found by visiting in the “Results” section.

The article above was released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters.


Moorlach wins O.C. state Senate seat

By Patrick McGreevey

Former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach has declared victory in the special election held two days earlier for a vacant state Senate seat after a final tally of ballots gave him 50.3% of the vote.

“I have a real love for this state and I’m looking forward to making it a better one,” Moorlach said late Thursday.

A Republican from Costa Mesa, Moorlach won the majority vote in the 37th Senate District required to win the seat outright, avoiding a May runoff with the second-place finisher, Assemblyman Donald Wagner (R-Irvine). Wagner received 44.1% of the vote in the count released late Thursday.

Republican Naz Namazi placed third with 3.5% of the vote and write-in candidate Louise Stewardson, a Democrat, finished last.

The district includes the cities of Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Huntington Beach, Orange, Tustin and part of Anaheim. The seat was vacated after former Sen. Mimi Walters was elected to U.S. Congress in November.

Earlier Thursday, Sharon Runner took the oath of office to join the state Senate representing the 21st District after she was elected Tuesday as the sole candidate for the seat.

This e-mail was sent out by the successful Moorlach for Senate campaign.