That Was a Close One — But It’s All Over Now! No Recount in Fullerton!


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Diddy and wrecked car

That was close, but — Diddy is safe! Repeat, Diddy is safe!  (That’s more than Travis Kiger can say right now.)

They don’t come much closer than the Fullerton City Council election — a 29 vote margin —  but now it’s over.

Flory victory statement -- no recount

Presuming (and it’s a pretty fair presumption) that Lucinda Williams is right about today being the deadline, that’s it.  No recount.  It’s over.  For those keeping score, that means I was wrong about another prediction about the race (although overall I’m still doing pretty well.)

That Dec. 4 Council meeting, though — I wonder what it will be like.  Who will be Mayor?  Who will be Vice-Mayor?  Who will show up to comment and what will they have to say?  What will be said back to them?  Your thoughts are welcome in comments.

I think I can speak for the blog in saying that we’re glad that it’s over.  Congratulations to the winner and to those who did not win but fought hard and well.


About Greg Diamond

Worker's rights attorney now moving into "good governance" litigation. North Vice Chair of Democratic Party of Orange County and occasional candidate. Proud to be prolix. Unless otherwise specifically stated, his writings never speak for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Brea but generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and without compensation, although in 2014 he may receive some compensation for campaign consulting and fundraising for the campaign of Jorge Lopez for Orange County Assessor.