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

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. 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. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)