MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — All-Inclusive Voter Guide — October 24, 2018

I was asked recently if I could put my Voter Guides on one long page. Here’s my attempt to honor that all-inclusive request. I tried to follow the order of your Orange County Sample Ballot. It is the first piece below.

Bold is an endorsement of the Republican candidate. An asterisk (*) designates candidates who are registered Democrats and double asterisks (**) for those who are Declined to State or No Party Preference, both of whom I am not permitted to endorse, but I can inform you that they would be a good vote, which I do through the use of italics. Those registered with the American Independent Party or the Libertarian Party have three asterisks (***) and since they are usually conservatives, I have included them for your research efforts.

I’ve also provided the links to my numerous previous Voter Guide UPDATEs, in case you wish to do further research. For those who do not vote by mail, but have concerns about not being able to get to your polling place to vote on election day, November 6th, you can go to early voting centers. I did this for the Primary election in June and it was a quiet and non-hectic voting opportunity. The locations are provided in the second piece below.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA — MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Statewide Voter Guide — September 24, 2018. I know each of the candidates personally or have had the chance to enjoy a one-on-one meeting to become acquainted.

Governor — John H. Cox
Lieutenant Governor — Ed Hernandez*
Secretary of State — Mark P. Meuser
Controller — Konstantinos Roditis
Treasurer — Greg Conlon
Attorney General — Steven C. Bailey
Insurance Commissioner — Steve Poizner**

State Board of Equalization
1st District — Ted Gaines
2nd District — Mark Burns
3rd District — G. Rick Marshall
4th District — Joel Anderson

UNITED STATES SENATOR — Kevin De Leon* or Dianne Feinstein*

LOCAL ELECTED LEGISLATORS — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Federal/State/OC Races — September 26, 2018)

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES

38th District — Ryan Downing
39th District — Young Kim
45th District — Mimi Walters
46th District — Russell Lambert
47th District — John Briscoe
48th District — Dana Rohrabacher
49th District — Diane Harkey

STATE SENATOR

32nd District — Rita Topalian
34th District — Janet Nguyen
36th District — Patricia C. Bates

STATE ASSEMBLY

55th District — Phillip Chen
65th District — Alexandria “Alex” Coronado
68th District — Steven S. Choi
69th District — Autumn Browne***
72nd District — Tyler Diep
73rd District — William “Bill” Brough
74th District — Matthew Harper

JUDICIAL — No comments — See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Federal/State/OC Races — September 26, 2018.

SCHOOL — See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Statewide Voter Guide — September 24, 2018.

Superintendent of Public Instruction — Marshall Tuck*

COUNTY OF ORANGE — See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Federal/State/OC Races — September 26, 2018.

County Supervisor, 4th District — Tim Shaw

District Attorney-Public Administrator — Tony Rackauckas or Todd Spitzer

Sheriff-Coroner — Don Barnes

CITY COUNCIL

ALISO VIEJO (#10 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018) — Vote for 2

David Harrington
Garrett Dwyer

ANAHEIM (#31 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018)

Mayor — Cynthia Ward
District 2 — James Vanderbilt
District 3 — Robert Nelson
District 6 — Patricia Gaby

BREA (#33 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018) — Vote for 3

Cecelia Hupp
Steve Vargas
Steve Shatynski

BUENA PARK (#20 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

District 1 — Virginia Vaughn
District 2 — Elizabeth Swift
District 5 — Adonay Gutierrez

COSTA MESA (#34 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018)

Mayor — Sandy Genis
District 3 — Brett Eckles
District 4 — Michelle Figueredo-Wilson
District 5 — Alan Mansoor

CYPRESS (#1 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#6 – #1) — October 10, 2018) — Vote for 3

Stacy Berry
Paulo Morales***
Jon Peat

DANA POINT (#7 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018)

District 1 — Joe Muller
District 2 — Richard Viczorek
District 3 — Jamey Federico

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (#26 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — Vote for 3

Patrick Harper
Nick Lecong
Michael Vo

FULLERTON (#28 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018)

District 3 — Greg Sebourn
District 5 — John Ybarra

GARDEN GROVE (#23 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

Mayor — Steve Jones
District 1 — Adam Jason Degner
District 3 — No Recommendation
District 4 — Phat Bui

HUNTINGTON BEACH — (#29 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018) — Vote for 4

Erik Peterson
Mike Posey
Barbara Delgleize
Ronald Sterud

IRVINE (#3 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#6 – #1) — October 10, 2018)

Mayor
Donald Wagner

Council (Vote for 2)
Anthony Kuo
Carrie O’Malley

LA HABRA (#21 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — Vote for 2

James Gomez

LA PALMA (#9 – see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018) — Vote for 2

Michele Steggell
Garrett Wada

LAGUNA BEACH (#4 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#6 – #1) — October 10, 2018)

Toni Iseman*
Rob Zur Schmiede*

LAGUNA HILLS (#17 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — Vote for 3

David Wheeler
Len Herman
Don Sedgwick

LAGUNA NIGUEL (#5 – see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#6 – #1) — October 10, 2018)

Full Term (Vote for 2)
Fred Minagar
Elaine Gennawey

Short Term
Sandy Rains

LAGUNA WOODS (#8 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018) — Vote for 2

Joe Rainey
Judith Troutman

LAKE FOREST (#6 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#6 – #1) — October 10, 2018)

District 2 — No Recommendation
District 3 — Scott Voigts
District 4 — No Recommendation

LOS ALAMITOS (#22 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — Vote for 4

Dean Grosse
Shelley Hasselbrink
Warren Kusumoto

MISSION VIEJO (#16 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — Vote for 3

Wendy Bucknum
Ed Sachs
Greg Raths

NEWPORT BEACH (#32 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018)

District 1 — Diane Dixon or Mike Glenn
District 3 — Marshall “Duffy” Duffield or Tim Stoaks
District 4 — Kevin Muldoon or Roy Englebrecth
District 6 — Scott Peotter or Joy Brenner

ORANGE (#27 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

Mayor — Mark Murphy
City Council (Vote for 2) — Chip Monaco and Kimberlee Nichols

PLACENTIA (#25 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

District 2 — Craig Green
District 4 — Chad Wanke

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (#15 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — Vote for 3

Bradley McGirr
Shawn Gordon
Anne Figueroa

SAN CLEMENTE (#13 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018) — Vote for 3

Dan Bane
Laura Ferguson
Gene James

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (#19 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

District 2 — Kimberly McCarthy
District 3 — Kerry Ferguson
District 4 — John Taylor**

SANTA ANA — (#30 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018)

Mayor — Miguel Pulido*
Ward 2 — Miguel Gonzales
Ward 4 — No Recommendation
Ward 6 — Cecelia Iglesias

SEAL BEACH (#18 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

District 1 — Peter Amundson or Scott Levitt
District 3 — Mike Varipapa
District 5 — Sandra Massa-Lavitt*

STANTON (#14 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018) — District 3 has been modified

Mayor — David Shawver
District 1 — Rigoberto Ramirez
District 3 — Loreen Berlin

TUSTIN (#2 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#6 – #1) — October 10, 2018) — Vote for 2

Austin Lumbard
Barry Cooper**

VILLA PARK (#12 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018) — Vote for 3

Robert Collacott
Diana Fascenelli
Crystal Miles

WESTMINSTER (#23 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#27 – #14) — October 6, 2018)

Mayor — Tri Ta
City Council (Vote for 2) — Frances Nguyen and Amy West

YORBA LINDA — (#11 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#13 – #7) — October 9, 2018) — Vote for 2

Peggy Huang
Carlos Rodriguez

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS

COAST (#49 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018)

Dom Pham

NORTH ORANGE COUNTY (#22 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018)

Area 6 — No Recommendation

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY (#1 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018)

Area 2 — Thomas Prendergast, III

SCHOOL DISTRICTS (See MOORLACH UPDATE — Get Mad, Get Motivated — October 19, 2018 october 19, 2018 john moorlach)

ANAHEIM ELEMENTARY (#19 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

Area 2 — Jeff Cole**
Area 3 — No Recommendation
Area 5 — Shaun Dove

ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL (#12 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018)

Area 1 — No recommendation
Area 2 — Harald G. Martin
Area 5 — Vernon Beckett

BREA-OLINDA USD (#20 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

Short-Term — No Recommendation

BUENA PARK (#21 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

Area 1 — No Recommendation

FOUNTAIN VALLEY ELEMENTARY — (#1 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018) — Vote for 3

Sandra Crandall
Jim Cunneen
Jennifer Weimer

FULLERTON ELEMENTARY (#14 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018)

Area 3 — Beverly Berryman

FULLERTON JOINT (#3 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018)

Area 1 — Chester Jeng**
Area 4 — Chris Thompson
Area 5 — Marilyn Buchi

GARDEN GROVE UNIFIED (#8 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018)

Area 4 — Bob Harden

HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY (#5 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018) — Vote for 3

Paul Morrow

HUNTINGTON BEACH UNIFIED (#4 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018) — Vote for 3

Duane Dishno
Saul Lankster

IRVINE USD (#26 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

Area 2 — Sharon Wallin*

LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED (#2 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018)

Dee Namba Perry**
Carol Normandin*

LOS ALAMITOS USD (#11 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018) — Vote for 2

Diana Hill
Jeffrey Barke

NEWPORT-MESA USD (#25 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

Area 2 — Charlene Metoyer
Area 4 — Karen Yelsey
Area 5 — Michelle Barto
Area 7 — No Recommendation

OCEAN VIEW (#18 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018) — Vote for 3

Jack Souders
John Briscoe

ORANGE UNIFIED (#7 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#9 – #1) — October 13, 2018)

Area 1 — Sandra Angel
Area 4 — Kathy Moffat**
Area 5 — Timothy Surridge
Area 7 — Rick Ledesma

SADDLEBACK VALLEY (#17 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018) — Vote for 2

Greg Kunath

SANTA ANA USD (#27 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018) — Vote for 2

Angie Cano
Cecilia Aguinaga**

WESTMINSTER (#24 — see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

Area 2 — No Recommendation
Area 5 — Penny Loomer*

LIBRARY DISTRICT

BUENA PARK — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018) — Vote for 2

Richard Rams
Wendy-Kay Erdsieck

SANITARY DISTRICT

COSTA MESA — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018) — Vote for 3

Bob Ooten
Arlene Schafer
Mike Scheafer

WATER DISTRICTS

EL TORO — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018) — Vote for 2)

Frederick Adjarian
Kathryn Freshley**

IRVINE RANCH (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018) — Vote for 3

Doug Reinhart
Steve LaMar
Peer Swan**

MESA WATER — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018)

Area 3 — Marice DePasquale
Area 5 — Shawn Dewane

MIDWAY CITY — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018) — Vote for 2

Margie Rice
Andy Quach

MOULTON NIGUEL — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018) — Vote for 3

Donald Froelich
Kelly Jennings
Ken Maddox

MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT OF ORANGE COUNTY — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018)

Division 1 — Brett R. Barbre

ORANGE COUNTY

Division 1 — Dina Nguyen
Division 7 — Shawn Dewane

STATE PROPOSITIONS (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — 2018 Ballot Measures — September 21, 2018)

1 — NO (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Other District Races — October 16, 2018, MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018) and MOORLACH UPDATE — Housing Bond Audit — October 5, 2018 october 5, 2018 john moorlach)

2 — YES (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018)

3 — NO

4 — NO

5 — YES

6 — YES

(See MOORLACH UPDATE — Rick Reiff Rocks — October 18, 2018, MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018), MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018 and MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — City Council Races (#34 – 28) — October 2, 2018)

7 — YES

8 — NO

9 — N/A

10 — NO

11 — YES

12 — NO

ORANGE COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — OC Ballot Measures — October 17, 2018)

G — NO — Los Alamitos USD

LL — NO — Lowell Joint School District

H — NO — Newport-Mesa USD

I — NO — Santa Ana USD

J — NO — City of Anaheim

K — NO — City of Anaheim

L — NO — City of Anaheim

M — YES — City of Cypress

O — NO — City of Garden Grove — PENSION TAX

P — NO — City of Laguna Beach — Sales Tax Increase — (See MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Measure P — October 22, 2018

Q — NO — City of Lake Forest 

R — NO — City of Lake Forest

S — NO — City of Lake Forest

T — YES — City of Newport Beach

U — NO — City of Placentia — PENSION TAX

V — YES — City of San Clemente

X — NO — City of Santa Ana — PENSION TAX

Y — NO — City of Santa Ana — PENSION TAX

Z — NO — City of Santa Ana

AA — YES — City of Santa Ana

BB — NO — City of Seal Beach — PENSION TAX

CC — NO — City of Tustin — PENSION TAX

Anaheim City Hall
200 S. Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
Located in City Clerk’s office, 2nd floor. Visitor parking is
available in the City Hall Parking structure.

Costa Mesa Senior Center
695 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Located in Meeting Room 101 inside Costa Mesa Senior Center.
Parking is located in front of the Senior Center.

image23

 

MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Statewide Voter Guide — September 24, 2018

California’s “top two” primary election process, established by voter-approved Proposition 14 in 2010, has converted the June primary election into a nonpartisan-like event where only the top two vote-getters move on to the November general election.

This finds a few statewide races, which are addressed in the piece below, with no registered Republican candidates. Consequently, Democrats are noted with an asterisk (*) and No Party Preference (NPP) are noted with a double asterisk (**). As a member of the California Republican Party, I am encouraged to endorse those candidates who have been registered as Republicans for at least one year.

If you want a quick summary of the information below, those listed in bold are registered Republicans and have my endorsement. Candidates listed in italics would be those whom I would lean towards, as I do not have a Republican alternative. Those in normal type are provided, in the case of the statewide positions, as the second choice.

This is a voter guide to assist you in your decision-making process as you mail in your ballots or enter the voting booth. It is a tool in your research endeavors as an involved citizen. You are more than welcome to disagree with my recommendations and my decision grid. Just have a good reason for your vote.

Allow me to share some thoughts on my recommendations for a few of those candidates seeking statewide offices. For U.S. Senate, I would like to share that former Senate President Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy when I arrived to the State Senate in March of 2015. Although I have voted against most of his major initiatives, we kept a very cordial relationship. We likened it to the wolf and the sheepdog in the old television cartoon shows, where they beat each other up during the day but, at the close of the work shift, they clock out together and walk off as friends. I’m sure he will support any Democrat opponent I may encounter, as this is a partisan sport, but we’ll still have good one-on-one communications.

Sen. DeLeon allowed me to fully participate in the “No Place Like Home” efforts, including editing original bill language and being a joint author on SB 1206, which pursued putting Proposition 2 on the November ballot (see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — 2018 Ballot Measures — September 21, 2018).

I believe the incumbent, Dianne Feinstein, will prevail, as incumbents win 90 percent of the time. I do not believe Feinstein should have rerun for a host of reasons, but she is the more moderate of the two candidates. I see this race as an opportunity for Kevin DeLeon to position himself to possibly replace Senator Feinstein over the next four and maybe six years, as the California Governor appoints a replacement for U.S. Senators when there is a vacancy, as was the case recently with Sen. John McCain’s successor. Consequently, the vote for the next California Governor is more critical. Having a Republican Governor may shape national politics if Feinstein is re-elected. This is another strong reason for Republicans to show up at the polls.

For Lieutenant Governor, I have had the honor of serving with State Senator Ed Hernandez over these past four Sessions. We also disagree on almost every issue, but we have done it with professionalism and humor. Senator Hernandez is a class act and will receive my vote. If he wins, I hope to see him in the Capitol for the next four years, as his potential new office will be one floor below mine. For the record, I have not seen the current Lieutenant Governor in the Capitol hallways since I arrived.

For Insurance Commissioner, I’m leaning toward former Republican and former State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. I have enjoyed working with State Senator Ricardo Lara, but he is also to the left of Dianne Feinstein. I believe Poizner is better prepared to take back the position for another term and he and I have enjoyed a good relationship since his first stint in this position.

For Superintendent of Public Instruction, I prefer Marshall Tuck. I have worked with Assemblyman Tony Thurmond in the Legislature. Most Democratic legislators don’t wear their public employee union credentials on their sleeves, but Thurmond does. In fact, he is hardcore and, consequently, is receiving plenty of support from these unions, even the prison guard union. Someone that beholden is not going to be a change agent in a union controlled Capitol.

While I’m at it, it has been a true honor and privilege to work with Senators Gaines and Anderson these past four Sessions. Both are consummate professionals and will do admirable jobs serving as State Board of Equalization Board Members.

Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 1.06.50 PM

Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 1.07.00 PM

Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 1.07.13 PM

If you no longer wish to subscribe, just let me know by responding with the request to do so.