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  • Friday, July 25, 2014

     

    Candidate summary 7/25

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    Today's summary
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith- Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)
    Jon Dumitru -Pulled Papers
    Ray Grangoff- Pulled Papers
    Kimberlee "Kim"Nichols -Pulled Papers
    Fred Whitaker-Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (3)
    Diana Fascenelli-Pulled Papers
    Sanjay Khetani- Pulled Papers
    Stephen Miller- Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District
    Diane Singer- Pulled Papers

    Zachary Collins-Pulled Papers

    Kathy Moffat- Pulled Papers

    Timothy Surridge- Filed Papers

    Rick Ledesma -Filed Papers
    Steve Rocco- Filed Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 4
    Robert Douglas - Filed Papers
    Lawrence R "Larry" Labrado- Filed Papers
    Trung Quang Nguyen- Pulled Papers



    Thursday, July 24, 2014

     

    Moffat pulls papers as potential opponent alleges sex scandal

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    a service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    OUSD Trustee Kathy Moffat pulls papers for re-election as
    Zachary Collins explains alleged sex scandal prompted his potential OUSD campaign

    Zachary Collins 
    Orange Unified Area 4 Trustee Kathy Moffat put to rest rumors that she might not seek re-election to a fifth term when she pulled papers to run again in November.  First elected in the 2001 Orange Recall, Moffat has spent most of her current term battling Trustee Timothy Surridge and his allies on the OUSD Board over the Peralta Site surplus property.  Moffat has argued the property is an invaluable asset as a possible future school site in a community that is totally built out as Surridge and his allies have tried to first lease, then sell the property to developers.

    Moffat's move for re-election comes two days after Zachary Collins pulled papers to run for the Area 4 trustee seat.

    In his twenties, in 2010 Collins had declared in the California Lt. Governor race, but then withdrew.  In an email to Orange Net News, Collins explained what led him to declare then later withdraw from the race:

    Yes I did take a shot for the Lieutenant Governor position for our great State I did so on the basis that all parties should never let any seat go un-contested. That is my moral standpoint. If you allow an incumbent to win by default or slide back into office with such ease, there is no campaigning and certainly no light shed on key events that the public must be made aware of. Once a more qualified candidate did throw his hat in the ring, I quietly and without hesitation stood down. 

    Collins further explains  in his email that an alleged sex scandal that he  reported to someone in Orange Unified, but did not get a response to until 4 years later after hinting about an election, is what prompted his campaign for OUSD Trustee.

    The Collins' email states that the OUSD Board "did nothing about it, let alone respond, for almost 4 years"  to an alleged sex scandal involving teachers and students. He writes that " Our board has explicit knowledge and details that I (and many others) have provided to them about".  Collin's in his email states he provided "concrete evidence including photographic evidence".  His email states that:

    They only responded, within an hour I might add, when I emailed them saying "I understand 4 out of the 7 seats are up for re-election, good luck." That shows their true colors and character, which is why I am running.

    The Collin's allegations of course go beyond a political attack and leave many questions unanswered. Collins' email does not indicate who in Orange Unified he reported his allegations to nor what the eventual alleged response was 4 years later. Nor does Collins indicate whether he reported his allegations to  law enforcement authorities, which of course seems like a logical step in an alleged sex scandal-complete with photographic evidence.
    Steve Rocco

    The four year grand conspiracy cryptically outlined in the email from the self- identifying Tea Party enthusiast Collins sounds akin to the many conspiracy theories professed by another potential OUSD candidate who has also pulled papers to run in November, former OUSD Trustee Steve Rocco. 

    Is this a political slate in the making?





    eLECTION Watch 2014
    Today's summary
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith- Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)
    Jon Dumitru -Pulled Papers
    Ray Grangoff- Pulled Papers
    Kimberlee "Kim"Nichols -Pulled Papers
    Fred Whitaker-Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (3)
    Diana Fascenelli-Pulled Papers
    Sanjay Khetani- Pulled Papers
    Stephen Miller- Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District
    Diane Singer- Pulled Papers

    Zachary Collins-Pulled Papers

    Kathy Moffat- Pulled Papers

    Timothy Surridge- Filed

    Rick Ledesma -Filed
    Steve Rocco- Filed

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 4
    Robert Douglas - Filed
    Lawrence R "Larry" Labrado- Pulled Papers
    Trung Quang Nguyen- Pulled Papers






    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

     

    Orange Mayor Tita Smith pulls papers for re-election

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    a service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    Orange mayor Tita Smith pulls papers for re-election

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    Today's summary
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith- Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)
    Jon Dumitru -Pulled Papers
    Ray Grangoff- Pulled Papers
    Kimberlee "Kim"Nichols -Pulled Papers
    Fred Whitaker-Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (3)
    Diana Fascenelli-Pulled Papers
    Sanjay Khetani- Pulled Papers
    Stephen Miller- Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District
    Diane Singer- Pulled Papers

    Zachary Collins-Pulled Papers

    Timothy Surridge- Filed

    Rick Ledesma -Filed
    Steve Rocco- Filed

    Other Noteworthy developments:


    Robert Douglas has filed for Rancho Santiago Community College District Seat 4.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

     

    Three candidates have pulled for Villa Park races

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    a service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    Two new candidates pull papers for Villa Park Council race
    As of today, three candidates have pulled papers to run for the three Villa Park City Council seats in November.  Villa Park Coucnilwomen Diana Fascenelli has pulled papers for relection. Also pulling papers are Sanjay Khetani and Stephen Miller.

    none of the three have filed their papers yet, the filing deadline is August 8th unless Frascenelli fails to file which would then extend the deadline by one week.

    Councilman Brad Reese and Coucnilwomen Deborah Pauly who's terms are ending are both termed out.

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    Today's summary

    Orange Mayor's Race
    No candidates yet
    Orange City Council Seats (2)
    Jon Dumitru -Pulled Papers
    Ray Grangoff- Pulled Papers
    Kimberlee "Kim"Nichols -Pulled Papers
    Fred Whitaker-Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (3)
    Diana Fascenelli-Pulled Papers
    Sanjay Khetani- Pulled Papers
    Stephen Miller- Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District
    Diane Singer- Pulled Papers


    Zachary Collins-Pulled Papers


    Timothy Surridge- Filed


    Rick Ledesma -Filed
    Steve Rocco- Filed


    Other Noteworthy developments:

    Monday, July 21, 2014

     

    July 21 candidate update

     
    eLECTION Watch 2014
    a service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    Today's summary
     
    Orange Mayor's Race
    No candidates yet
    Orange City Council Seats (2)
    Jon Dumitru -Pulled Papers
    Ray Grangoff- Pulled Papers
    Kimberlee "Kim"Nichols -Pulled Papers
    Fred Whitaker-Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (3)
    Diana Fascenelli-Pulled Papers
    Sanjay Khetani- Pulled Papers
    Orange Unified School District
    Diane Singer- Pulled Papers
    Zachary Collins-Pulled Papers
    Timothy Surridge- Filed
    Rick Ledesma -Filed
    Steve Rocco- Filed

    Other Noteworthy developments:

    Robert Douglas has filed for Rancho Santiago Community College District Seat 4.

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

     

    KKK in City of Orange

    COMMUNITY UPDATE     
    Anti- immigrant KKK message in Orange
      
    A small number of Klu Klux Klan flyers with an anti-immigration message have begun to appear in Orange.

    While repulsive, the flyers are not illegal.

    The flyers include this message:
    "It's time to enforce immigration ... To put troops on the border with shoot-to-kill politics"

    For more information from KNBC click on: RACIST FLIERS

    The following news story appeared on KNBC.





    Friday, July 18, 2014

     

    Candidates Update

    eLECTION Watch 2014
    Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    Zachary Collins pulls papers for OUSD Trustee Seat
    Self-identified Tea Party enthusiast Zachary Collins has pulled papers for the Orange Unified Trustee Seat 4.

    The 20 year old Collins who first ran an unsuccessful campaign to get on the 2014 Primary Ballot for California Lt. Governor has a trail of social media  that is little used and little followed.

    In his pulling papers the website listed- www. electzacharycollins.com- does not work.

    Other Zachary Collins sites include (Click on):



     Collins' official "press release" to run for Lt. Governor can be found here:

    As of Friday 7/18, after one week of filing the following is the Greater Orange 2014 candidate activity:

    eLECTION Watch 2014  
    Today's summary

    Orange Mayor's Race
    No candidates yet
    Orange City Council Seats (2)
    Jon Dumitru -Pulled Papers
    Ray Grangoff- Pulled Papers
    Kimberlee "Kim"Nichols -Pulled Papers
    Fred Whitaker-Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (3)
    Diana Fascenelli-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District
    Diane Singer- Pulled Papers
    Zachary Collins-Pulled Papers
    Timothy Surridge- Filed
    Rick Ledesma -Filed
    Steve Rocco- Filed

    Other Noteworthy developments:

    Robert Douglas has filed for Rancho Santiago Community College District Seat 4.

    eLECTION Watch 2014
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