The election night party at Orange County Treasurer John Moorlach's campaign headquarters was the place to be Tuesday ? at least for the GOP. Moorlach won the 2nd District county supervisor's seat in Tuesday's primary, and a bevy of his fellow Republicans came to congratulate him.
It was like a who's who of Newport-Mesa, with an unusually short council meeting allowing Costa Mesa City Councilman Eric Bever and Mayor Allan Mansoor to show up and schmooze. Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry and candidate Jack Wu were there, and county treasurer candidate Chriss Street and campaign consultant Brett Barbre sported limited edition Reyn Spooner Hawaiian shirts that were made especially for Newport's centennial this year.
Although beer and wine were offered, Moorlach stuck with his alcohol-free vice: Snapple iced tea. He said he used to drink coffee, but he gave it up and switched to the fruit juice his wife always brought on family vacations. He doesn't like soda or beer, but he can't turn down Snapple peach iced tea.