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March 2008

 

Welcome to another edition of All Politics is Local where we highlight local political news from Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

 

LOCAL CANDIDATES AND LOCAL MEASURES

 

April 8, 2008: Election Day

 

City of Rancho Mirage (2 seats): Gordon Moller (Councilmember/Businessman), Richard W. Kite (Incumbent), Robert Hamilton (Retired).

 

 

June 3, 2008: Election Day

 

Orange County

1st District Board of Supervisors: Janet Nguyen (Incumbent), Dina Nguyen (Garden Grove City Councilmember/Attorney), Hoa Van Tran (Consumer Attorney/Businessman)

3rd District Board of Supervisors: Bill Campbell (Incumbent), Donald Ritze (Businessman)

City of Irvine: Anti-Lobbying ballot measure.  This measure would prohibit the mayor and city council (and their executive assistants and appointed commissioners) from being compensated for lobbying any public agency in Orange County.  These individuals would also be prohibited from having any personal investment or monetary interest in a city contract.

 

Riverside County

1st District Board of Supervisors: Bob Buster (Incumbent/Farmer), Frank Schiavone (Riverside Councilmember/Businessman)

3rd District Board of Supervisors: Jeff Stone (Incumbent), Deane Foote (Organic Farmer/Businessman)

Menifee Cityhood:  Voters in the communities of Menifee, Sun City, Quail Valley, and part of Romoland will be asked if they want be a city.  They will be voting on 4 items: Cityhood; Name of new city (e.g. Menifee, Menifee Valley); Future city council elections to be by district or at large; and First 5 city council members by number of votes received.

 

San Bernardino County

1st District Board of Supervisors: Brad Mitzelfelt (Incumbent), Bob Conaway (Attorney), Bob Nelson (Retired Systems Analyst), Rita K. Vogler (Hesperia Councilmember)

3rd District Board of Supervisors: Dennis Hansberger (Incumbent/Businessman), Neil Derry (San Bernardino City Councilmember)

5th District Board of Supervisors: Josie Gonzales (Incumbent)

City of Colton (Mayoral Recall Election): Kelly Chastain (Incumbent/Mayor), Mel Albiso (Assistant Superintendent for the San Bernardino City Unified School District and a Board Member of the Colton Joint Unified School Board), Richard DeLaRosa (2nd District Councilmember/Peace Officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation), David Toro (1st District Councilmember/District Team Supervisor for a computer service company), Vincent Yzaguirre (3rd District Councilmember)

City of Loma Linda (3 seats): Robert Christman (Incumbent/Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley), Stan Brauer (Incumbent/Physician at Loma Linda University Medical Center), Rhodes Rigsby (Incumbent/Physician Administrator at Loma Linda University Medical Center), Ovidiu Popescu (Business Owner and Occupational Therapy Assistant), Phill Dupper (Detective for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department), Lem Leialoha (Retired Administrator and Educator), Jeffery Sonnentag (Biologist and Environmental Consultant).

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS RUNNING FOR HIGHER OFFICE

 

Orange County:

 

Anaheim Councilmember Harry Sidhu

Dana Point Councilmember Diane Harkey

Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook

Garden Grove Councilmember Dina Nguyen

Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Neil Blais

 

 

Riverside County:

 

Cathedral City Councilmember Gregory S. Pettis

Corona Mayor Jeff Miller

Riverside Councilmember Frank Schiavone

 

 

San Bernardino County:

 

Chino Hills Mayor Curt Hagman

Fontana Councilmember John Roberts

Hesperia Councilmember Rita Volger

San Bernardino Mayor Pro Tem Neil Derry

 

CITY MANAGERS ON THE MOVE

 

Hemet: former City Manager is John Davidson; Interim City Manager is Len Wood (former Rancho Palos Verdes and Claremont city manager).  

Yorba Linda: former City Manager is Tamara Letourneau; Interim City Manager is David Gruchow (former Yorba Linda assistant city manager).

Wildomar: Interim City Manager is John Danielson (former Elk Grove city manager).

 

STATE LEGISLATORS "TERMED OUT" IN 2008

 

Orange County: State Senator Bob Margett (29th District), State Senator Dick Ackerman (33rd District), State Assemblymember Todd Spitzer (71st District).

 

Riverside County: State Senator Jim Battin (37th District), State Assemblymember John Benoit (64th District), State Assemblymember Todd Spitzer (71st Disctrict), State Assemblymember Bonnie Garcia (80th District).

San Bernardino County: State Senator Bob Margett (29th District), State Assemblymember Bill Maze (34th District), State Assemblymember Sharon Runner (36th District).

 

We hope you enjoyed this issue of our Newsletter!

 

Sincerely,

 

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