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  • Saturday, August 07, 2010

     

    Crowded ballot in Greater Orange races

    Crowded ballot in Greater Orange races
    Greater Orange voters will have plenty of choices in the November election to fill five city council seats and four OUSD school board seats.

    In Orange a huge field of candidates will be vying for just two city council seats. Among the candidates, Councilman Denis Bilodeau will be seeking re-election, Orange voters will also be selecting a Mayor as ambitious Orange Councilman Jon Dumitru tries to unseat popular Mayor Carolyn Cavecche.

    In the Villa Park Council race, three seats are open with incumbents Brad Reese, Deborah Pauly and Jim Rheins all seeking re-election, while former appointed Councilman Robert Fauteux is also running trying to make a political come-back

    Three Orange Unified incumbents challenged
    On the last day of filing, private school teacher Timothy Lee Surridge pulled and filed papers to challenge incumbent Orange Unified Trustee Kim Nichols in Area 5. Surridge teaches at Salem Lutheran School and lists his occupation on the ballot as “Orange County Teacher / Businessman”. In OUSD Area 4, Trustee Kathy Moffat faces LEGCO Chair Larry Cohn and a popular retired OUSD El Modena High School vice-principal Paul Todd. In Area 7, incumbent Rick Ledesma faces the always surprising Steve Rocco.

    In Area 1, with Trustee Melissa Smith moved out of her Trustee Area in the Nichols Boundary Change leaving Harry Persaud to face Chris Nguyen ,treasurer of the Orange Villa Park Republican Assembly (OVPRA)and former LEGCO Chair Diane Singer. Nguyen lists himself as a "Education Policy Advisor" on the ballot. OUSD Trustee Dr. Alexia Deligianni is President of the Board of the .OVPRA. Chris Emami, who ran against Trustee Kim Nichols and lost, is Memebership Chair of the Board for the OVPRA. .

    Singer jumps into OUSD race
    Pulling papers and qualifying late on the last day of filing, Diane Singer filed late for OUSD Area 1. Singer who has run for other elected positions including Assembly is president of Kindercaminata, Inc. KinderCaminata ia a non-profit developed to give children, many of them from immigrant, low-income families, an introduction to the "college dream". She has been an Anaheim city commissioner, a member of the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club, president and founder of an Anaheim taxpayer and property rights protection group, a past chair of the Orange Unified School District’s Legislative Coalition and a past vice president for legislation of the Orange Community Council of PTAs.



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    UPDATED 8/6/10
    Orange City Council Races Two Seats
    Pulled Papers:

    7/12
    Denis Bilodeau Filed 7/30
    Fred Whitiker Filed 8/2
    Michael Merino Filed 7/13
    Chris Horton Filed 8/4
    Robert Douglas Filed 8/4

    7/19
    Christian Vaughn Filed 8/5
    Kahan Chandrani

    7/20
    Joe Pazmany

    7/29
    Margaret Townsend

    7/30
    Sue Dominquez Filed 8/6

    8/4
    Mark Marquez Filed 8\6

    Yolanda Alvarez Filed 8\6


    Orange City Mayor
    Pulled Papers:

    Carolyn Cavecche Filed 7/26

    Jon Dumitru Filed 8/5

    Orange Unified School District Races
    Area 1
    Pulled Papers
    7/14
    Harry Persaud Filed 7/15

    8/5
    CHRISTOPHER H. "CHRIS" NGUYEN Filed 8/5

    8/6
    Diane Singer

    Area 4
    Pulled Papers
    7/19
    Larry Cohn Filed 8/4
    7/21
    Kathy Moffat Filed 8/4
    7/28
    Paul Todd- Filed 7/28

    Area 5

    Pulled Papers
    7/16
    Kim Nichols Filed 7/30

    8/6
    Tim Surridge Filed 8/6

    Area 7
    Pulled Papers
    7/13
    Steve Rocco Filed 7/14
    7/14
    Rick Ledesma Filed 8/6

    Villa Park City Council Races Three Seats
    Pulled papers
    7/13
    Jim Rheins Filed 8/5

    7/20
    Deborah Pauly Filed 8/4

    7/23
    Dr. Murari Gupta

    7/28
    Jonathan Olsen

    7/30
    Robert Fauteux Filed 8/4

    8/2
    Richard Barnett Filed 8/6

    8/6
    Brad Reese Filed 8/6

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