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By Hannah Fry | August 29, 2013
A state Senate bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delays when Costa Mesa residents will vote on the charter being drafted by the city's committee. SB 311, introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), mandates that city charters be voted on in the November general election. Previously, charters could go for a public vote in June primary elections, general elections or regularly scheduled municipal elections, according to the bill. The earliest Costa Mesa voters will be able to approve or deny a charter is November 2014, said Deputy City Attorney Yolanda Summerhill.
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By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and his Democratic opponent, Newport Beach community activist Bob Rush, will advance to the November general election after winning the most votes in the 74th Assembly District primary race Tuesday. Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, came in third in the new "top-two" primary system, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. With all precincts counted Wednesday morning, Mansoor won 43% of ballots, Rush 33% and Daigle 24%. Rush, a real estate investor, is a political newcomer and was significantly outspent by Daigle supporters.
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By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Spoiling City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for Assembly, Newport Beach council critic Bob Rush will likely advance to the November general election. He and incumbent Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the 74th District primary race Tuesday. Mansoor took 43% of ballots, and Democrat Rush, 33%, with all precincts counted Wednesday, according to the Orange County registrar of voters. The results are not official until all mail ballots and other paper ballots are tallied.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
The article in Sunday's Daily Pilot on Assembly candidate Democrat Bob Rush exposed him as a gadfly who has no interest being a representative. The reason Rush emerged from the primary is he was the only Democrat in the race. He received 33% of the vote, which is Democratic registration in the district. Democrats in the primary are duty-bound to vote for the Democrat on the ballot. Had Mickey Mouse ran as the Democrat, instead of Bob Rush, he would have received 33%. Had Mickey Mouse and Bob Rush both run, they would have split the Democrat vote and neither would have advanced out of the primary.
NEWS
August 8, 2012
The Costa Mesa City Council plans to call an emergency meeting to finalize changes to a proposed city charter going before voters in the general election. The changes to the charter summary and council resolution approving the charter for the November ballot are almost exclusively related to grammar or the elimination of redundant language. Friday is the deadline to submit the proposed charter for the November ballot. The city originally aimed to put the charter - a city constitution by another name - on the June primary ballot but missed the filing deadline.
NEWS
March 11, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- Greenlight's last-minute request to put their slow-growth measure on a special June ballot with the school bond issue was flatly denied by the City Council early Friday morning. With Councilwoman Norma Glover absent, the vote was 5-1. Councilman Tom Thomson was the lone dissenter. "The cost savings is not there," said Councilman Dennis O'Neil, referring to Greenlight's March 4 letter saying the city would save money if their initiative appeared on the school board's special ballot.
FEATURES
April 13, 2006
The final numbers are still being added up from Tuesday's election for the 35th District state Senate seat, and so the most important result is still unknown. At this point, Republican Huntington Beach Assemblyman Tom Harman holds the narrowest of leads over Republican Diane Harkey, a Dana Point city councilwoman. The winner of that race essentially is a shoo-in in the general election, facing Democrat Larry Caballero. With just a few hundred left to be counted, the winner could change ?
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By Erik Holmes, OCLNN.com | March 26, 2010
Orange County is facing a big shortage of poll workers for the June 8 primary election and is launching a media campaign to recruit paid volunteers. The county needs about 6,000 poll workers for the primary but so far has less than 1,000, said O.C. Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley. Kelley said it is always difficult to recruit workers for the June primary. “Everybody does everything in June, that’s the biggest problem,” he said. “People are gone (on vacation)
NEWS
March 10, 2008
Republican presidential contender John McCain will make a fundraising stop in Newport Beach later this month. McCain’s California Leadership Team will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 25 at The Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive. This McCain pit stop is the latest of several recent visits to Orange County, said George Andrews, executive director of the Republican Party of Orange County. “When you look at vote margin in the February primary, support for McCain was off the chart in here,” Andrews said.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
The Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn. has endorsed Democrat Bob Rush in the 74th Assembly District race, Rush said in a phone interview Monday. The organization represents about 900 firefighters, including those in Irvine and Laguna Beach, two cities in the 74th District, which also includes swaths of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. "Mr. Rush offers fresh ideas, real solutions and is willing to work with both Republicans and Democrats to address the enormous challenges our state is facing," Tony Bedolla, the association's director of government affairs, said in a news release.
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By Hannah Fry | August 29, 2013
A state Senate bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delays when Costa Mesa residents will vote on the charter being drafted by the city's committee. SB 311, introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), mandates that city charters be voted on in the November general election. Previously, charters could go for a public vote in June primary elections, general elections or regularly scheduled municipal elections, according to the bill. The earliest Costa Mesa voters will be able to approve or deny a charter is November 2014, said Deputy City Attorney Yolanda Summerhill.
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By Jack Wu | November 10, 2012
So here we are, basking (or wailing) in the aftermath of the 2012 General Election. In my Newport Beach, nothing really happened. Measure EE, a charter-reform initiative, overwhelmingly passed, with one council member later commenting that he couldn't have cared less either way. Zzzzz. In Costa Mesa, however, it appears I was right. Huh, you ask? Back in my Aug. 18 column, I stated that the top-three finishers for the Costa Mesa City Council race were going to be Gary Monahan, Steve Mensinger and — wait for it — Sandy Genis.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
The article in Sunday's Daily Pilot on Assembly candidate Democrat Bob Rush exposed him as a gadfly who has no interest being a representative. The reason Rush emerged from the primary is he was the only Democrat in the race. He received 33% of the vote, which is Democratic registration in the district. Democrats in the primary are duty-bound to vote for the Democrat on the ballot. Had Mickey Mouse ran as the Democrat, instead of Bob Rush, he would have received 33%. Had Mickey Mouse and Bob Rush both run, they would have split the Democrat vote and neither would have advanced out of the primary.
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By Geoff West | November 1, 2012
When I mailed my ballot to the Registrar of Voters earlier this week it included a vote for Bob Rush for the 74th California Assembly District and was one of the rare times in a half-century of casting ballots that I chose someone other than a Republican in a partisan race. I wanted to tell you why I chose Rush. As a life-long Republican, I faced the dilemma of sticking with the party line and voting for a very ineffective politician, Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), or selecting a moderate Democrat to represent the views of the voters in this district and who might actually have a chance to make a difference in Sacramento.
NEWS
By Jack Wu | October 20, 2012
So this past Monday was the third and final Feet to the Fire Forum for this election cycle, and I must say that I've learned tremendous amounts about the Costa Mesa-Newport Beach electorate, the importance about doing well at such forums, and a lot about myself. This was also the third forum that I was honored to be a panelist for and the third one where I had the honor to be summarily insulted. As forum co-founder, my mentor and friend, Barbara Venezia, told me, out of all the emails that she receives about the forum, I have the proud distinction of being the most hated of all the panelists.
NEWS
August 8, 2012
The Costa Mesa City Council plans to call an emergency meeting to finalize changes to a proposed city charter going before voters in the general election. The changes to the charter summary and council resolution approving the charter for the November ballot are almost exclusively related to grammar or the elimination of redundant language. Friday is the deadline to submit the proposed charter for the November ballot. The city originally aimed to put the charter - a city constitution by another name - on the June primary ballot but missed the filing deadline.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and his Democratic opponent, Newport Beach community activist Bob Rush, will advance to the November general election after winning the most votes in the 74th Assembly District primary race Tuesday. Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, came in third in the new "top-two" primary system, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. With all precincts counted Wednesday morning, Mansoor won 43% of ballots, Rush 33% and Daigle 24%. Rush, a real estate investor, is a political newcomer and was significantly outspent by Daigle supporters.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Spoiling City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for Assembly, Newport Beach council critic Bob Rush will likely advance to the November general election. He and incumbent Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the 74th District primary race Tuesday. Mansoor took 43% of ballots, and Democrat Rush, 33%, with all precincts counted Wednesday, according to the Orange County registrar of voters. The results are not official until all mail ballots and other paper ballots are tallied.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
The Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn. has endorsed Democrat Bob Rush in the 74th Assembly District race, Rush said in a phone interview Monday. The organization represents about 900 firefighters, including those in Irvine and Laguna Beach, two cities in the 74th District, which also includes swaths of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. "Mr. Rush offers fresh ideas, real solutions and is willing to work with both Republicans and Democrats to address the enormous challenges our state is facing," Tony Bedolla, the association's director of government affairs, said in a news release.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 10, 2010
With all precincts reporting, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor won the Republican primary in the 68th Assembly District and, due to voter registration in the district, could very likely head to Sacramento after the November election. Because voter registration leans Republican in the district, Mansoor could fill Republican Van Tran's state Assembly seat in the 68th District. Tran, who won the GOP nomination in the 47th Congressional District, is aiming for Congress in November's General Election.
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