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

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.