Final candidates set for the 72nd Assembly District, as Libertarian drops out


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There was good news for Supervisor Chris Norby this week, in his campaign to replace pervy Mike Duvall in the 72nd Assembly District. A Libertarian candidate pulled out – which means most likely that north county Libertarians will be supporting Norby.

Here is a list of the candidates who qualified as candidates, according to the O.C. Voter Registrar’s office:

  • Chris Norby, a County Supervisor and a Libertarian-leaning Republican. He also served on the Fullerton City Council and he was at one time a High School history teacher.
  • Linda Ackerman, an appointed member of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s board of directors. She is married to former Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman. They live in Irvine and have rented space in a supporter’s house in Fullerton.
  • Richard Faher, a totally unknown Republican businessman from Placentia, who has no business running for this Assembly seat.
    John MacMurray, a Democrat and public school teacher who has run for this district before – and lost.
  • Jane Rands, a Green Party candidate who describes herself as a “systems engineer.”

Here is a message for voters from Norby’s campaign website:

California state government is in crisis. Politics as usual has failed. Years of budget gimmicks, make-shift solutions, false revenue projections and tax schemes have failed. A legislature long-dominated by narrow interests and powerful lobbyists has brought paralysis. It is time for a new approach.

The Special Election on November 17 presents voters in the 72nd Assembly District with an opportunity to send Sacramento a message. We need an experienced voice to carry that message of accountability and reform. A message that can help restore California’s golden promise.

With 25 years in public office, both as an Orange County Supervisor and Fullerton City Councilman, I have the experience–and the record–to be an effective voice in Sacramento. With 20 years of teaching experience, I have the hands-on classroom knowledge to meet the challenge of improving our schools.

The crisis is real. The challenges are great. But so are the opportunities. Together, we can make a difference.


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