MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Special Districts and Events — October 27, 2016

There’s an old phrase that I use often. In fact, you can find it with a quick Google search.

"If you throw a rock into a pack of wild dogs, the one you hit will always holler. If you aren’t guilty, why scream?"

My last UPDATE addressed the involvement of public employee union money in every level of political races for public office (see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Conflict of Interest — October 22, 2016 october 22, 2016 john moorlach).

What my submission did not say is that my opponent has received the majority of his funding from public employee unions. I guess the rock must have hit him. He is either reacting out of guilt or continuing his campaign strategy, as the bulk of his efforts has been Letters to the Editor submissions. His latest is found below in the Daily Pilot.

My only reaction is that I have been a public employee for nearly 22 years. I’m not "attacking" public employees. I’m trying to save their pension plans from imploding. It’s all about math.

We have two weeks remaining in the campaign. Below are some campaign and future events that you may wish to consider adding to your calendar. Voter guide recommendations for special districts within the county are provided at the bottom of this e-mail.

BONUS: You are invited to tonight’s fund raiser at the home of Lenda and W. Bailey Smith in Emerald Bay. There are still a few spaces available. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail me back or reach david. Also see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Coastal Views — October 20, 2016 october 20, 2016 john moorlach.

DOUBLE BONUS: My final fund raiser will be next week, on November 2nd. It will be a breakfast reception at the Enterprise Counsel Group. Please RSVP to the same e-mail address.

TRIPLE BONUS: After you have enjoyed the Veterans Day ceremonies in your local cities, please come to a special afternoon Veterans Day service that my office is hosting at the Berns Amphitheater at Crystal Cove State Park. Seating is extremely limited and RSVPs will be required.

Orange County has a rich history of World War II involvements. This will be the first of an annual series to highlight those historical connections. Our guest speaker, Dan Worthington, will be discussing the bunkers that were established to monitor the California coast. For background, see the article, "Park Site Picked to Preserve History of Coastal Bunkers," in the LA Times at http://articles.latimes.com/1995-05-02/local/me-61391_1_park-officials.

RSVP with Jacob Ashendorf at Jacob.Ashendorf.

QUADRUPLE BONUS: Save the date of December 8th. My office will be hosting a brief conference on the impacts of Proposition 47 on local crime. With the advent of AB 109, which released state inmates into the care of local probation offices, voter approval of Proposition 47, and the possibility of Proposition 57 passing in two weeks, it would be wise to reflect on what these major societal changes are having on local cities. Many are observing a rise in homelessness. This will be an opportunity to listen to thought leaders in this area of growing concern.

Senator benefits from pensions he decries

It is amazing, but not surprising, to again find state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) attacking public service employees in his Oct. 21 letter to the Daily Pilot ("Commentary: Public employee union donations pose a conflict"). Moorlach has made a career going after the pensions of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public service employees.

Now Moorlach is attacking the right of these employees to have their voice heard. The irony of these persistent assaults is Moorlach himself is taking a pension from Orange County taxpayers while he takes more than $100,000 in taxpayer money for sitting in the Senate.

Ari Élan Grayson

Laguna Beach

VOTER GUIDE — SPECIAL DISTRICTS

Allow me to give you the ground rules for my ballot recommendations. As someone with a long history with the Orange County Republican Central Committee and the California Republican Party State Central Committee, their bylaws only allow me to endorse Republican candidates. Therefore, the candidates identified below are registered Republicans (Rep), unless otherwise noted (Libertarian = Lib, Democrat = Dem, American Independent = AIP, and No Party Preference = NPP).

I can’t endorse every Republican, so I have a grading system. If I have endorsed the candidate, the name will be provided in bold. If there is a good second choice, or a tie (for example, two or more of the candidates are friends), the candidate(s) will be provided in italics (this may mean you’ll have to do more independent research on the candidates). If a Republican candidate is not familiar or not recommended by me, they will be in regular print.

Bold = Endorsement

Italics = Good second choice

Regular = On the ballot

** = Incumbent

COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICTS
ROSSMOOR COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
(Vote for 3) TONY DEMARCO ** Rep
(Vote for 3) RON CASEY ** Rep
(Vote for 3) MICHAEL MAYNARD ** Rep
(Vote for 3) PAUL KALISH Rep
(Vote for 3) SHAZ UMER Rep
SURFSIDE COLONY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
(Vote for 1) RUDY LALONDE Rep
RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICTS
SILVERADO-MODJESKA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
(Vote for 2) TARA SARAYE Dem
(Vote for 2) STEVEN DUFF Dem
(Vote for 2) HEIDI MURPHY-GRANDE Dem
SANITATION DISTRICTS
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
(Vote for 2) ART PERRY ** Rep
(Vote for 2) JAMES FERRYMAN ** Rep
(Vote for 2) CHRISTOPHER LUNTSFORD Rep
(Vote for 2) JIM FITZPATRICK Rep
(Vote for 2) GARY MONAHAN Rep
MIDWAY CITY SANITARY DISTRICT
(Vote for 2) AL KRIPPNER ** Rep
(Vote for 2) JOY L. NEUGEBAUER ** Rep
(Vote for 2) ANITA A. RICE Rep
(Vote for 2) SAMANTHA BAO ANH NGUYEN Rep
(Vote for 2) CHI CHARLIE NGUYEN Rep
WATER DISTRICTS
EL TORO WATER DISTRICT
(Vote for 3) JOSE VERGARA ** Rep
(Vote for 3) SCOTT GOLDMAN ** NPP
(Vote for 3) MARK MONIN ** NPP
(Vote for 3) KATHRYN FRESHLEY Rep
IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT
(Vote for 2) JOHN B. WITHERS ** Rep
(Vote for 2) MARY AILEEN MATHEIS ** Rep
(Vote for 2) MARGARET BROWN Rep
MOULTON NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT
Division 1 RICHARD S. FIORE **
Division 1 WILLIAM "BILL" MOORHEAD Rep
SANTA MARGARITA WATER DISTRICT
(Vote for 3) CHARLEY WILSON ** Rep
(Vote for 3) CHARLES "CHUCK" GIBSON ** Rep
(Vote for 3) BETTY H. OLSON **
(Vote for 3) STANISLAW DZIECIELSKI Dem
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Division 2 JAMES R. FISLER ** Rep
ORANGE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
Division 3 ROGER C. YOH ** Rep
Division 3 PETER KIM Rep
Division 4 PHILIP L. ANTHONY ** Rep
Division 4 DANNY L. THOMAS Rep
Division 6 CATHY GREEN ** Rep
Division 6 CLEM DOMINGUEZ Rep
SOUTH COAST WATER DISTRICT
(Vote for 3) WAYNE RAYFIELD ** Dem
(Vote for 3) RICK ERKENEFF Rep
(Vote for 3) BOB OAKLEY Rep
(Vote for 3) JULIE A. SIMER NPP
(Vote for 3) DOUGLAS A. ERDMAN NPP
(Vote for 3) ROBERT W. (BOB) MOORE Rep
YORBA LINDA WATER DISTRICT
(Vote for 2) RICHARD "RIC" COLLETT ** Rep
(Vote for 2) ANDREW J. "ANDY" HALL Rep
(Vote for 2) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKER Rep
(Vote for 2) JOHN WAYNE MILLER Rep
YORBA LINDA WATER DISTRICT — Recall Election, Short-Term
Recall NO
Short-Term
EILEEN BARME
Rep
Short-Term BROOKE JONES Rep
Short-Term ROBERT W "BOB" WREN Rep
Short-Term ALBERT M. NEDERHOOD Rep
MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT OF ORANGE COUNTY
Division 4 JOAN FINNEGAN ** Rep
Division 4 KELLY ROWE Rep
Division 6 JEFF THOMAS ** Rep
Division 6 FRANK URY Rep
Division 7 MEGAN YOO SCHNEIDER NPP
Division 7 EVAN CHAFFEE Rep
Division 7 RICHARD GARDNER Dem
Division 7 RAYMOND C. MILLER Rep

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