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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Baxit-Kennedy files for OUSD seat
eLECTION Watch 2016 UPDATE
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Child Care Supervisor pulls papers for OUSD Trustee Seat
Orange resident Nicole Baitx-Kennedy, who works as a Child Care Supervisor for
has pulled papers for the Orange Unified
School District Trustee Area 6 seat. Ocean
Baitx-Kennedy formerly held a similar job at Orange Unified. Her Facebook friends include Orange Unified Trustee Andrea Yamasaki.
The Trustee Area 6 seat is currently held by Trustee Mark Wayland.
At the December 10, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, Wayland stunned the audience during the Agenda's last item, Other Comments, that he would be resigning his Trustee position effective December 31st.
However, Wayland did not resign.
The often surprising Wayland did however have an even bigger December surprise for Greater Orange. He filed a lawsuit against OUSD Area 1 Candidate Trustee Greg Salas for filing false statements on his Ballot Candidate Statement. Salas ran for the Trustee position after his removal by petition caused the Special Election.
Wayland accused Salas of falsely listing Wayland as endorsing Salas, and more importantly according to Wayland, Salas filed false and misleading statements for his ballot statement to imply that Salas was an incumbent (i.e. elected) OUSD Board member.
On January 6th, Wayland won in court when Greg Salas was ordered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Lissebrink to remove the false statements from his Candidate Statement.
Wayland during other meetings has alluded to not running for re-election. If Wayland does not file for re-election by August 12th, the nominating period for the Trustee Area 6 seat will be extended for five business days.
eLECTION Watch 2016
Orange Mayor's Race
Tita Smith* -Pulled Papers
Mary Murphy* -Pulled/Filed Papers
Richard Rohm*-Pulled Papers
Orange City Council Seats (2)
Mark Murphy* -Pulled Papers
Mike Alvarez* -Pulled Papers
Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers
- Trustee Area 2
Daniel Correa - Pulled Papers
John Ortega*-Pulled/Filed Papers
· Trustee Area 3
Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges*- Pulled/Filed Papers
· Trustee Area 6
Nicole Baitx-Kennedy -Pulled Papers
Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3
Nelida Mendoza Yanez* -Pulled Papers
Rancho Santiago College District Seat 7
Arianna Barrios* -Pulled Papers
Rudolph Diaz – Pulled/Filed Papers