Close 2018 Races: Vote Count after Monday 11/19 Report


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preview from just-released count — Ashleigh Aitken’s deficit down from 1406 to 890!

Notable results and non-results:

  • Hardly any votes counted in Anaheim, so don’t get freaked out by Harry Sidhu’s continuing lead over Ashleigh Aitken.
  • Ousted incumbents include Chris Thompson from Fullerton Joint Union High School Board, Tim Surridge from Orange Unified School Board, Dennis P. Walsh from Saddleback Valley, Rob Zur Schmiede in Laguna Beach, Frank Cobo in the Midway City Sanitary District — and Billy O’Connell in Huntington Beach is looking a little Edison High School green around the gills.

 

“Close shave” image of a English World Cup fanatic fan “borrowed” from https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-06-16/england-fan-has-close-shave-with-steven-gerrard/ on the fair use grounds of that it is completely hilarious. (We’ll take it down if they ask.)

Here are the downballot races that are still close.  I have included the the static numbers from Monday’s OC ROV report and the Secretary of State’s office (for multi-county races) and the trend from the previous reports on Saturday.  In each race, the name in orange is currently barely in and the one in magenta is currently barely out.  (I’m somewhat arbitrarily and selectively drawing the line right around “under 5%,” down 1% from yesterday’s criterion.)

If you know anything interesting about these races and why we should care about them, please speak up!

Following the race updates will be the update of the “What’s Left to Count” report from the OCROV and a list of useful links.

LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 31 of 31
Vote Count Percentage
* CAROL NORMANDIN 5,418 22.0%
* DEE NAMBA PERRY 5,277 21.4%
JAMES J. KELLY 5,096 20.7%
CHRISTINE DE BRETTEVILLE 5,001 20.3%
MARK NELSON 3,169 12.8%
HOWARD HILLS (W) 711 2.9%

James Kelley adds 33 votes, Christine de Bretteville adds 29.  Lead expands from 91 to 95.

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 35 of 35
Vote Count Percentage
MARLYS DAVIDSON 10,066 26.4%
* DIANA D. HILL 9,322 24.5%
* JEFFREY I. BARKE 9,309 24.5%
OLAINA ANDERSON 6,649 17.5%
CONNOR SWAN SMITH 2,720 7.1%

Diana Hill adds 258 votes; Jeffrey Barke adds 261.  Lead shrinks from 26 votes to 23.

NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 2
Completed Precincts: 11 of 11
Vote Count Percentage
* CHARLENE METOYER 3,919 52.7%
MICHELLE MURPHY 3,514 47.3%

Metoyer adds 15 votes; Murphy adds 14.  Lead expands from 404 to 405.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

ORANGE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 5
Completed Precincts: 198 of 198
Vote Count Percentage
KRIS ERICKSON 32,384 52.6%
* TIMOTHY L. “TIM” SURRIDGE 29,140 47.4%

Kris Erickson adds 321 votes; Tim Surridge adds 262.  Lead expands from 3,185 to 3,244.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

SADDLEBACK VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 128 of 128
Vote Count Percentage
BARBARA SCHULMAN 37,209 32.5%
GREG KUNATH 26,998 23.5%
DAN WALSH 25,788 22.5%
* DENNIS P WALSH 24,658 21.5%

Greg Kunath adds 122 votes.  Dan Walsh adds 131 votes.  Dennis P. Walsh adds 131 votes.   We will discontinue daily coverage of Dennis P. Walsh’s progress in this race.

FULLERTON JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 4
Completed Precincts: 28 of 28
Vote Count Percentage
LAUREN KLATZKER 5,239 36.1%
CHRIS THOMPSON 4,599 31.7%
MIKE OATES 4,133 28.5%
NATHAN VESTRI 548 3.8%

Lauren Klatzker adds 332 votes.  Chris Thompson adds 236 votes.  Lead expands from 544 to 640.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

FULLERTON JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 1
Completed Precincts: 9 of 9
Vote Count Percentage
REGINA CUADRA 4,113 50.5%
CHESTER JENG 4,025 49.5%

Regina Cuadra adds 201 votes.  Chester Jeng adds 173 votes.  Lead expands from 60 to 88 votes.

ANAHEIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 2
Completed Precincts: 11 of 11
Vote Count Percentage
JUAN GABRIEL ALVAREZ 3,001 50.7%
* JEFF COLE 2,923 49.3%

Juan Gabriel Alvarez adds 13 votes.  Jeff Cole adds 3 votes.  Lead expands from 68 to 78 votes.

BUENA PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 1
Completed Precincts: 3 of 3
Vote Count Percentage
RHODIA SHEAD 794 53.1%
JOE PAK 701 46.9%

Rhodia Shead adds 46 votes;  Joe Pak adds 33 votes; lead expands from 80 to 93 votes and out of the 6% range.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 4
Completed Precincts: 15 of 15
Vote Count Percentage
* JANICE CATLIN MEYER 4,032 52.7%
SHANA CHARLES 3,624 47.3%

Janice Caitlin Meyer adds 213 votes; Shana Charles adds 215 votes.  Lead shrinks from 410 to 408.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 37 of 37
Vote Count Percentage
* PAUL R. MORROW 16,572 25.8%
DIANA MARKS 13,584 21.1%
* SHARI KOWALKE 12,806 19.9%
JENNIFER HAYDEN 12,448 19.3%
KARRIE BURROUGHS 8,938 13.9%

Shari Kowalke adds 114 votes; Jennifer Hayden adds 122 votes.  Lead for third seat shrinks from 372 to 358.

OCEAN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 41 of 41
Vote Count Percentage
* PATRICIA SINGER 17,357 24.6%
* JOHN BRISCOE 15,191 21.6%
* JACK C. SOUDERS 14,916 21.2%
GRACEY VAN DER MARK 12,283 17.4%
KATE HOLMES 10,692 15.2%

John Briscoe added 425 votes.  Jack Souders added 502 votes.  Gracey Van Der Mark added 507 votes.  Lead in the race for the third seat falls from 638 votes to 633.

County Supervisor, 4th District
Completed Precincts: 276 of 276
Vote Count Percentage
DOUG CHAFFEE 71,613 50.2%
TIM SHAW 71,041 49.8%

Doug Chaffee adds 2,837 votes; Tim Shaw adds 2,531,  The lead expands from 266 to 572 votes.  Doesn’t look like a good day for Shaw, but without knowing where the votes came from it’s hard to draw any conclusions.  (That information could be obtained by comparing the SOV forms for different cities and districts on the two days, but I’m not going to do it.  If anyone wants to volunteer, go ahead!)

CITY OF ANAHEIM Mayor
Completed Precincts: 129 of 129
Vote Count Percentage
HARRY SIDHU 24,657 33.6%
ASHLEIGH AITKEN 23,251 31.7%
LORRI GALLOWAY 10,962 14.9%
CYNTHIA WARD 6,500 8.9%
H. FUJI SHIOURA 2,561 3.5%
ROBERT WILLIAMS 2,385 3.3%
RUDY GAONA 2,044 2.8%
TONY D. MARTIN 1,006 1.4%

Harry Sidhu added 302 votes; Ashleigh Aitken added 460.  The lead shrinks by 158 votes.  HOWEVER, there is good reason to suspect that a sizable number of provisional ballots are being challenged in Anaheim, whose percentage of the overall vote has been shrinking each day over the last week just when one would think it would be growing as the ROV moves to counting provisional votes, and therefore are not reflected in these figures.  (This will be the topic of a longer separate story, as soon as I can get to it.  Let’s just say for now that if it turns out that Disney lawyers are trying to obstruct or even just delay counting of the Latino vote in their flagship city, every network except maybe Disney’s own ABC and Fox will be interested in it.)

CITY OF BREA Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 25 of 25
Vote Count Percentage
* CECILIA HUPP 9,487 24.0%
* STEVEN VARGAS 7,535 19.0%
* GLENN G. PARKER 6,775 17.1%
STEVE SHATYNSKI 5,668 14.3%
BILL R. HALL 5,006 12.7%
BLAKE PEREZ 2,923 7.4%
SEAN THOMAS 2,175 5.5%

Vargas is up by 219, Parker by 188, Shatynski by 145, Hall by 179.

CITY OF BUENA PARK Member, City Council, District 1
Completed Precincts: 8 of 8
Vote Count Percentage
SUNNY YOUNGSUN PARK 1,513 34.8%
* VIRGINIA VAUGHN 1,499 34.5%
W. “VAL” SADOWINSKI 1,335 30.7%

Sunny Park is up by 98, Virginia Vaughn is up by 87, and Val Sadowinski (whom it’s easier to take in than leave out) is up by 79.  Park’s lead rises from the previous day’s 3 votes (!) to 14.

CITY OF BUENA PARK Member, City Council, District 2
Completed Precincts: 10 of 10
Vote Count Percentage
* ELIZABETH “BETH” SWIFT 1,024 38.8%
IAN J. MACDONALD 894 33.9%
JAE CHUNG 719 27.3%

Beth Swift is up by 57, Ian MacDonald is up by 45.  This one is close to being called, but not today.

CITY OF CYPRESS Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 21 of 21
Vote Count Percentage
* JON PEAT 8,227 22.1%
* STACY BERRY 7,691 20.7%
* PAULO MORALES 6,862 18.4%
FRANCES MARQUEZ 5,615 15.1%
STEVEN D. BRADLEY 4,959 13.3%
NETTIE BRYAN 3,862 10.4%

Only the third seat is (barely) in doubt.  Morales and Marquez each added 17 votes.

CITY OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 25 of 25
Vote Count Percentage
* MICHAEL VO 8,614 16.5%
PATRICK HARPER 8,170 15.6%
KIM CONSTANTINE 7,805 14.9%
GLENN GRANDIS 6,665 12.7%
TOM NGUYEN 6,064 11.6%
DAVE OSBORN 5,534 10.6%
PATRICK TUCKER 5,524 10.6%
TAM (NICK) LECONG 3,916 7.5%

Vo added 362, Harper added 284, Constantine added 352, Grandis added 225, Nguyen added 282, Osborn added 214, Tucker added 240.  Even using a 5% margin for today, everyone except Lecong is technically still in the game — and no, I really don’t expect any of the top three candidates to slip.

CITY OF GARDEN GROVE Member, City Council, District 4
Completed Precincts: 9 of 9
Vote Count Percentage
* PHAT BUI 2,560 40.2%
MARK ANTHONY PAREDES 2,171 34.1%
JOE DOVINH 1,632 25.6%

I’m leaving Mark Paredes’s race up for now even though it’s outside both yesterday’s 6% and today’s 5% boundaries because I like him and he deserves more time in the spotlight — neither of which are true of Phat Bui.  Bui gained 107 votes compared to 121 for Paredes and 57 for Dovinh.  So am I saying there’s a chance?  Sure, let’s say so.  He just needs to pick up the pace in provisionals! (Lots of provisionals….)

CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 4
Completed Precincts: 82 of 82
Vote Count Percentage
* MIKE POSEY 32,093 13.1%
* BARBARA DELGLEIZE 27,216 11.1%
KIM CARR 26,247 10.7%
* ERIK PETERSON 24,755 10.1%
RON STERUD 19,569 8.0%
* WILLIAM “BILLY” O’CONNELL 19,246 7.9%
SHAYNA LATHUS 17,596 7.2%
DAN KALMICK 14,709 6.0%
BRIAN BURLEY 12,956 5.3%
KC FOCKLER 11,677 4.8%
MICHAEL H. SIMONS 9,768 4.0%
DARREN ELLIS 9,048 3.7%
DON “DK” KENNEDY 6,779 2.8%
AMORY HANSON 6,703 2.7%
CHARLES “C.J.” RAY 6,432 2.6%

Erik Peterson (and to a lesser extent Kim Carr and Barbara Delgleize are on the right side of the bubble right now, but this race will be a close shave either way.  I’ll give totals for everyone down to Kalmick, even though I think he has too many people to pass.   Posey, the only one who is entirely safe, gained 660 votes.  Delgeize gained 549.  Carr gained 614 — and there you see a Democratic-endorsed candidate doing better in the late running.  Peterson gained 490.  Sterud gained 386.  O’Connell gained 365.  Lathus gained 425.  OK, nobody’s catching up to Peterson?  Fine, then:  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

CITY OF IRVINE Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 91 of 91
Vote Count Percentage
FARRAH N. KHAN 21,392 15.4%
ANTHONY KUO 20,012 14.4%
CARRIE O’MALLEY 18,348 13.2%
LAUREN JOHNSON-NORRIS 16,097 11.6%
KEV ABAZAJIAN 15,552 11.2%
FRANK MCGILL 11,707 8.4%
JACI WOODS 9,510 6.8%
MARK NEWGENT 7,407 5.3%
JOHN PARK 6,230 4.5%
GANG CHEN 5,324 3.8%
LIQING LEE SUN 4,994 3.6%
DAVID CHEY 2,292 1.7%
CITY OF IRVINE Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 91 of 91
Vote Count Percentage
FARRAH N. KHAN 21,392 15.4%
ANTHONY KUO 20,012 14.4%
CARRIE O’MALLEY 18,348 13.2%
LAUREN JOHNSON-NORRIS 16,097 11.6%
KEV ABAZAJIAN 15,552 11.2%
FRANK MCGILL 11,707 8.4%
JACI WOODS 9,510 6.8%
MARK NEWGENT 7,407 5.3%
JOHN PARK 6,230 4.5%
GANG CHEN 5,324 3.8%
LIQING LEE SUN 4,994 3.6%
DAVID CHEY 2,292 1.7%

The only real question here is whether Carrie O’Malley, Lauren Johnson-Norris and/or Kevin Abazajian can catch up to Anthony Kuo.  (Kuo and O’Malley were the endorsed Republicans; Khan and Johnson-Norris were the endorsed Democrats, with Abazajian not getting support because of what by now should be pretty obvious concerns about not splitting the vote.  Khan picked up 175 votes yesterday; Kuo picked up 113 (note the Dem vs. Reep tendencies there); O’Malley picked up 86; Johnson-Norris picked up 123; Abazajian picked up 148.  While Khan will continue to pull away and the trailing Democrats will continue their slight gains, I don’t see the rank order changing at all.  Probably another day of monitoring will be all we need.

CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 16 of 16
Vote Count Percentage
* TONI ISEMAN 4,404 14.7%
PETER BLAKE 4,369 14.6%
SUE KEMPF 4,109 13.7%
ANN CHRISTOPH 3,867 12.9%
CHERYL KINSMAN 3,724 12.4%
JUDIE MANCUSO 2,537 8.5%
* ROBERT “ROB” ZUR SCHMIEDE 2,040 6.8%
PAUL MERRITT 1,869 6.2%
LORENE LAGUNA 1,269 4.2%
SUE MARIE CONNOLLY 606 2.0%
ALLISON T. MATHEWS 484 1.6%
ELIZABETH “LIZ” BATES 467 1.6%
JORG DUBIN (W) 233 0.8%

Ann Christoph and Cheryl Kinsman are the only two who have a chance at displacing someone in the top three.  For context: Tony Iseman gained 25 votes, Peter Blake gained 18 votes, Sue Kempf gained 20 — so it looks like either hardly any of the many outstanding votes got counted by chance … or there are just not more left to count, period.  We’ll continue watching this at least another day looking for a move from Christoph, who gained 30 votes or Kinsman, who gained 26.  The trend is against the leaders, but when you’re gaining in the single digits it’s hard to make up hundreds of votes.

CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 11 of 11
Vote Count Percentage
* CAROL MOORE 5,287 35.2%
* JOE RAINEY 4,897 32.6%
JUDITH P. TROUTMAN 4,816 32.1%

Carole Moore, who is safe, picks up 35 votes.  Joe Railey picks up 29.  Judith Troutman picks up 44. The race for the second seat looks likely to be very close!

CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 4
Completed Precincts: 9 of 9
Vote Count Percentage
MARK CHIRCO 2,293 20.8%
* SHELLEY HASSELBRINK 2,230 20.2%
* WARREN KUSUMOTO 1,926 17.4%
DEAN GROSE 1,851 16.8%
TANYA DOBY 1,583 14.3%
GISELE “GIGI” FINCH 1,165 10.5%

Mark Chirco (who gained 53 votes) and Shelley Hasselbrink (who gained 55) are safe.  Warren Kusomoto (very likely safe) picked up 41.  So the question is whether Tanya Doby can overtake Dean Grose.  Grose picked up 52 votes.  Doby picked up 57.  So the answer is: not likely enough to keep watching.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 28 of 28
Vote Count Percentage
DAN BANE 11,337 16.5%
LAURA FERGUSON 8,189 11.9%
* KATHY WARD 7,517 10.9%
GENE W. JAMES 6,980 10.1%
WAYNE EGGLESTON 5,578 8.1%
BERNIE WOHLFARTH 5,498 8.0%
JACKSON HINKLE 5,385 7.8%
JAKE RYBCZYK 4,964 7.2%
DON BROWN 4,893 7.1%
MIKII RATHMANN 3,661 5.3%
ED WARD 3,018 4.4%
TIFFANY JOY ROBSON LEET 1,879 2.7%

Dan Bane is safe in first; he picked up 45 votes.  Laura Ferguson picked up 47 votes and looks pretty safe in second.  Kathy Ward — who is not, as sometimes supposed, Cynthia Ward — picked up 23 votes, and is possibly within reach.  Does anyone show signs of making a move?  Gene James picked up 27; Wayne Eggleston picked up 21; Bernie Wolhfarth picked up 21; Jake Rybczyk picked up 28; Don Brown picked up 19.  So I’m going to say that there’s no way for anyone except maybe James — and he’s not doing well enough to accomplish it.

CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH Member, City Council, District 3
Completed Precincts: 76 of 76
Vote Count Percentage
TIM STOAKS 16,968 50.5%
* MARSHALL “DUFFY” DUFFIELD 16,648 49.5%

This one is in play.  Tim Stoaks picked up 136 votes; Duffield picked up 162.  The previous margin shrank by 26, to 320 votes.  At that rate, even if Duffield maintained an improbable rise in the provisionals period, he wouldn’t likely take the seat.

CITY OF SANTA ANA Mayor
Completed Precincts: 78 of 78
Vote Count Percentage
* MIGUEL A. PULIDO 26,667 50.9%
SAL TINAJERO 25,763 49.1%

This is another one where I strongly suspect, without having sought or received evidence to back up my opinion, that Pulido’s people have been challenging provisional ballots from areas (and possibly ethnicities) that they believe will be more likely to support Tinajero.  If so, then the likelihood is good that Tinajero will eventually win — but his mayoral term will have a difficult birth.  Pulido picked up 1535 votes yesterday and Tinajero gained 1522 — barely budging the margin, which is now at 904,  The combined 3,057 votes counted contrasts sharply to the paltry additions to the vote totals in most other county races — perhaps of the greater difficulty anticipated with finding the owners of challenged ballots to verify their signatures.  Definitely not over until the last provisional is counted.

CITY OF SANTA ANA Member, City Council, Ward 6
Completed Precincts: 78 of 78
Vote Count Percentage
CECILIA “CECI” IGLESIAS 19,706 39.0%
NELIDA MENDOZA 17,169 34.0%
MIRNA VELASQUEZ 13,629 27.0%

Ceci Iglesias had a huge lead of 2,394 over Nelida Mendoza — thanks partly to Mirna Velasquez, who has almost ten times that many votes.  Now, after picking up 1,253 votes to Mendoza’s 1,010 and Velasquez’s 762 — her lead stands at 2,637.  I know that this one is over, but I still plan to cover it for “can’t turn away from a car crash” reasons.

CITY OF VILLA PARK Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 6 of 6
Vote Count Percentage
CRYSTAL K. MILES 2,087 29.5%
CHAD ZIMMERMAN 1,979 28.0%
* ROBERT COLLACOTT 1,602 22.7%
* DIANA C. FASCENELLI 1,395 19.8%

The battle is between incumbents Robert Collacott and Diana Fascenelli for the third of three open seats.  Colacott had led by 205; after gaining 3 votes to Fascenelli’s votes he’s now up 207.  It may be that all of Villa Park’s votes have been sitting somewhere yet uncounted, allowing for sudden huge reversal in this race — but for now there’s no point in watching it daily.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 34 of 34
Vote Count Percentage
TAI DO 7,575 17.0%
CHI CHARLIE NGUYEN 7,412 16.6%
JAMISON POWER 6,447 14.5%
AMY WEST 5,423 12.2%
ANITA A. RICE 5,346 12.0%
FRANCES THE-THUY NGUYEN 3,765 8.4%
ANDY QUACH 2,168 4.9%
SAMANTHA BAO ANH NGUYEN 1,989 4.5%
MARK LAWRENCE 1,984 4.4%
KHAI DAO 1,311 2.9%
JASON GRAY 561 1.3%
RANDY YOUNG 406 0.9%
VISUAL WILLIAM 226 0.5%

I’m still covering this only because of the possibility that non-Vietnamese provisionals (more likely to favor Jameson Power) are being withheld due to challenges from the GOP.  Chi Charlie Nguyen leads Power by 965 votes.  Nguyen picked up 199 votes; Power picked up 191.  I plan to call the ROV tomorrow to see what I can find out about obtaining information — ideally including names! — of challenged and uncounted provisionals.

CAPISTRANO BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT Director
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 1 of 1
Vote Count Percentage
* MIKE HAACK 46 25.7%
ARDESHIR IRANI 37 20.7%
PATRICK MC NULTY 28 15.6%
CHARLOTTE M. BLOOM 24 13.4%
ROBERT H. BANCROFT 23 12.8%
* KURTIS BREEDING 21 11.7

The fact that the votes are unchanged since yesterday suggests that this one may be over.  But maybe it was luck of the draw.

MIDWAY CITY SANITARY DISTRICT Director
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 41 of 41
Vote Count Percentage
ANDREW NGUYEN 13,273 23.5%
SERGIO CONTRERAS 12,936 22.9%
* MARGIE L. RICE 12,794 22.6%
* FRANK COBO 10,988 19.4%
ANDY QUACH 6,564 11.6%

Frank Cobo is not picking up ground for the third open seat.  He received 360 votes this day.  Margie Rice received 477; Sergio Contreras received 515; Andrew Nguyen received 467.  This one is over.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT Director
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 246 of 246
Vote Count Percentage
* DOUG REINHART 61,831 26.0%
* STEVE LAMAR 60,223 25.4%
* PEER A. SWAN 51,090 21.5%
ANDREW R. POLLARD 48,738 20.5%
RICHARD A. VANZINI 15,539 6.5%

Incumbents Doug Reinhrdt up 361; Steve Lamar up 342; Peer Swan up 313; challenger Andrew Pollard is up 319.  Peer maintains almost all of his lead.

EL TORO WATER DISTRICT Director
Number To Vote For: 2
Completed Precincts: 30 of 30
Vote Count Percentage
* KATHRYN FRESHLEY 11,216 39.1%
MIKE GASKINS 9,039 31.5%
* FREDERICK J. ADJARIAN 8,450 29.4%

Katheryn Freshley is safe.  Mike Gaskins led Frederick Adjarian for the second seat by 580 votes.  Freshley picked up 75 votes, Gaskins 54 votes, and Ajarian 45 votes.  The lead is now 589 votes.

MOULTON NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT Director
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 86 of 86
Vote Count Percentage
KELLY JENNINGS 29,424 24.0%
* DONALD R. FROELICH 27,832 22.7%
WILLIAM “BILL” MOORHEAD 23,354 19.1%
KEN MADDOX 21,926 17.9%
JOEL BISHOP 10,620 8.7%
SHERRY WANNINGER 9,255 7.6%

Kelly Jennings and Donald Froelich are safe.  In the race for the third seat, Bill Moorhead led Ken Maddox — no “Lopez” for this district, apparently — by 1420 votes.  Today, Jennings picked up 83 votes and Froelich picked up 67.  For the third seat, Moorhead picked up 62 votes and Maddox 54, stretching the lead to 1428.  Unless more votes start coming in, Maddox is toast, even if he starts out-gaining Moorhead.

5-CHANGES REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS TO TRANSFER THEIR PROPERTY TAX BASE
Completed Precincts: 1546 of 1546
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 481,357 49.9%
No 483,200 50.1%

This is just OC’s contribution to a statewide vote, but it was interesting yesterday both because of substantive factors — if this couldn’t pass here, where could it pass? — and statistical ones: the count vote was almost exactly tied, with a 58 vote lead for the NO vote out of over 944,000 votes cast.  Today it’s less interesting: with Democratic votes being counted late, the NO side now leads by almost 2,000 votes.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

J-City of Anaheim, Referendum Measure Agreement No. 2016-00001
Completed Precincts: 129 of 129
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 38,453 52.6%
No 34,702 47.4%

The YES side approving this hotel subsidy deal had led by 3,764 votes.  It gained 672 votes today, which the NO vote gained 685 votes.  That leaves it at 3,751 votes.  We’ve seen enough.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

K-City of Anaheim, Referendum Measure Agreement No. 2016-00002
Completed Precincts: 129 of 129
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 38,497 52.6%
No 34,647 47.4%

The YES side on this hotel subsidy had led by 3,868 votes.  It gained 663 votes.  The NO side gained 681 votes.  This match is over.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.

L-City of Anaheim, Initiative Ordinance to Increase Minimum Wage
Completed Precincts: 129 of 129
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 39,802 53.0%
No 35,310 47.0%

The minimum wage increase had led by 4,119 votes.  It now leads by 4,492 votes.  Fuhgeddaboudit.  We will discontinue daily coverage of this race.


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.)