FINAL CALL FOR VOTING: What I am Sending to My Own Phone


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Here’s my list of voting choices from my eight — yes, eight! — lists of how to vote.  I’m sending this message to myself before I go out knocking on doors for Gil — thank God I’ve remembered that I have to shave before I do that — up in my ancestral village of “Diamond Bar.”  Since I can’t find a blue or black pen in the house, I’m going to turn in my absentee ballot first and vote in person.  You can forward this piece to your own phone if you need it!

GREG: Hey, Vern, do you know how I can text a message to my landline? VERN: Is this some sort of twisted attempt to provoke millennials to vote to balance out the stupidity of white guys in their late 50s?

JUDGES:
Corrigan–  ABSTAIN.  Kruger – YESYESYES!!!  Goethals – YES!YES!YES!YES!  Thompson – YES!YES! Ikola – YES.   YES on Aron, Dato, Guerrero, and Irion!  ABSTAIN on Haller, Huffman, and Benke.  YES on Fields and Slough!  ABSTAIN on McKinster and Miller.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION:
SHERIFF:  Duke Nguyen!!!!!!!!!
District Attorney:  Todd Spitzer!!!!!!!!!

PROPOSITIONS:
YES ON 1 (homeless & low-income housing)
YES ON 2 (mentally ill homeless housing)
NO ON 3 (vague and mischievous water bond)
YES ON 4 (retrofit children’s hospitals for quakes, &c)
NO ON 5 (extend ability to keep lower tax basis for as many times as one moves)
NO ON 6 (repeal gas taxes and eliminate legislative ability to EVER raise it)
YES ON 7 (it’s OK to have all-year daylight savings time someday if Congress OKs)
YES ON 8 (limit dialysis center profits to 15% of gross expenditures)
YES ON 10 (let states pass their own rent control measures if they wanna)
Greg will vote YES on 11 (private ambulance/EMT companies get same break time exemption as public ones)
Greg will vote NO on 12 (animal rights measure that many animal rights groups believe is a step backwards)

CONGRESS & STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Governor: Greg is abstaining to take air out of “Newsom for President”
Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounilakis!!!
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Fiona Ma
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
Sup’t of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond!!!!!
Board of Equalization 4: Michael Schaefer (Frank Zappa’s school acquaintance)

CONGRESS
CA-38: LINDA SANCHEZ!
CA-39: GIL CISNEROS!!!!!
CA-45: KATIE PORTER!!!!
CA-46: Whatever, is in the bag
CA-47: ALAN LOWENTHAL!
CA-48: HARLEY ROUDA!!!!
CA-49:
  I want Democrats to take the House

STATE LEGISLATIVE RACES + SUPERVISOR
SD-32: Bob Archuleta
SD-34: Tom Umberg, because Jestin Samson told me to
SD-36: MARGGIE CASTELLANO!!!!!!

AD-55: Gregg Fritchle
AD-65: Sharon Quirk-Silva!!!!!
AD-68: Michelle Duman
AD-69: no recommendation
AD-72: JOSH LOWENTHAL!!!!!
AD-73: SCOTT RHINEHART!!!!!
AD-74: COTTIE PETRIE-NORRIS!!!!!

4th Supervisor: no recommendation; Greg abstained

ANAHEIM MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

Anaheim Mayor: I endorse Ashleigh Aitken, though I’d vote for Cynthia Ward
Anaheim Council District 2: I would vote for James Vanderbilt.  To protect my party, I would not vote for Jordan Brandman.
Anaheim Council District 3: DR. JOSE MORENO!
Anaheim Council District 6:
no recommendation.  If I lived here, I might vote for Henninger, but I’d more likely vote for Gaby
Bonus: NO ON J and K!  YES ON L!

OTHER CITY COUNCILS AND SUCH

Aliso Viejo: Tiffany Ackley and Gary Pritchard
Brea: Blake Perez and Sean Thomas
Buena Park: 1: Sunny Park / 2: Ian McDonald
Costa Mesa: Mayor: Katrina Foley / 3: Andra Marr! / 4: Manual Chavez / 5: Arliss Reynolds!
Cypress: Nettie Bryan & Frances Marquez only
Dana Point: 1: Amy Foell! / 2: Mark McGinn
Fountain Valley: Didn’t get to it
Garden Grove: Mayor & District 1: didn’t get to them / 3: Thu-Ha Nguyen / 4: Mark Paredes!
Huntington Beach: Shayna Lathus!
and Darren Ellis
Irvine Mayor: No endorsement, but personally I’d vote for Katherine Daigle
Irvine Council: vote for BOTH Farrah Khan and Lauren Johnson-Norris
Laguna Beach:
 Ann Christoph, Toni Iseman, and Judie Mancuso.
Laguna Hills: Didn’t get to it
Laguna Niguel: Deborah Townes only
Laguna Woods: Didn’t get to it
La Habra: Michael Blazey and Jose Medrano
La Palma: Didn’t get to it
Lake Forest: Didn’t get to it
Los Alamitos:  Tanya Doby and GiGi Finch
Mission Viejo:  I endorse Mahmoud El-Farra; personally, I’d also vote for Greg Raths
Newport Beach: 1: Mike Glenn / District 3: Tim Stoaks / District 4: Roy Engelbrecht / AND MOST IMPORTANTLY 6: JOY BRENNER!
Orange
 Mayor: Doug Vogel
Orange Council: Betty Valencia!!! & Adrienne Gladson
Placentia District 4: Richard Nichols, Jr.
Rancho Santa Margarita:
 non-incumbents Wendy Braun & Chris McLaughlin
San Clemente: Jake Rybczyk, Jackson Hinkle
San Juan Cap’o:  2 – Kim McCarthy / 3  – Pam Patterson / 4 – Jeff Vasquez
Santa Ana Mayor: SAL TINAJERO!
Santa Ana Council: 2 – Sandra Pena Sarmiento / 4 – Roman Reyna /
6 – Nelida Mendoza
Seal Beach District 1: 
Joe Kalmick
Stanton Mayor:
 Brian Donohue / Council 3 — one of the women
Tustin Council: WRITE IN SHERRI LOVELAND!!!
Villa Park: 
Diana Fascinelli
Westminster: Mayor: C. Ochoa / Council: Jamison Power and Anita Rice
Yorba Linda: Lourdes Cruz ONLY!!!

SELECT WATER BOARDS & SCHOOL BOARDS

WATER BOARDS

Anaheim City Council District 2 — this is a de facto OC Water District appointment.  Vanderbilt has been good there; Poseidon-booster Brandman, bad!
Irvine Ranch Water District — Peer Swan (& whatever else)
Mesa Water District — Anna Vrska, NOT Shawn Dewane!

Orange County Water District
District 1:   Linda Zamora, NOT Dina Nguyen!
District 7: Kelly Rowe, NOT Shawn Dewane!

Municipal Water District of Orange County
District 1:  Greg Diamond
is … am … less corrupt that Brett Barbre

VOTE AGAINST OCGOP CHOICES HERE:
NO ON 
Marice De Pasquale for Mesa Water District, Division 3 
NO ON 
Kelly Jennings for Moulton Niguel Water District
NO ON Bill Green for South Coast Water District

SCHOOL BOARDS

ANAHEIM ELEMENTARY
Area 2: Juan Gabriel Alvarez
Area 4: Norma Campos-Kurtz
Area 5: Ryan Ruelas

ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL
Area 1: Al Jabbar
Area 2: Annemarie Randle-Trejo
Area 5: Anna Piercy

BREA OLINDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Joseph Covey

BUENA PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Area 1: Joe Pak

COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Seat 1: Jim Moreno

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Sandra Crandall / Jennifer Weimer / Lisa Schultz

FULLERTON JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL

District 1: Regina Cuadra / 4: Lauren Klatzler / 5: Bridget Vornholt

FULLERTON SCHOOL BOARD
District 3: Jennifer Harris
District 4: Shana Charles

LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED
Dee Namba Perry

GARDEN GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Area 4: Katelyn Brazer

HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL
Martin Salgado

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED:
Olaina Anderson
& Marlys Davidson

NEWPORT MESA (by area)
2: Michele Murphy / 4: Karen Yelsey / 5: Paul Hillson / 7: Ashley Anderson

OCEAN VIEW:
Jack Souders!  PATRICIA SINGER!!!  John Briscoe!

SANTA ANA UNIFIED
Valeria Amezcua, John Palacio

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Penny Loomer


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.)