Mission Viejo’s Neil Lonsinger & Brian Skalsky endorsed by Republican Central Committee of OC

OCGOP Chair Scott Baugh At tonight’s meeting of the Republican Central  Committee of O.C. former New York governor George Pataki discussed his petition to repeal Obamacare identified as Revere America. We were told that in the past few months 800,000 Americans have taken the pledge to support that endeavor. For more information simply go to www.RevereAmerica.org

Governor Pataki also spoke very highly of Assemblyman Van Tran’s efforts in his challenge to defeat incumbent [D] Loretta Sanchez in the 47th Congressional District. Current polling has them virtually neck and neck at 39 percent each.

Candidate Tran thanked everyone for their support as we head toward the finish line.

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told us that “this election is our Declaration of Independence. For the next three years its up to us the patriots to step forward “a reference that we will be monitored by the American people as we take over the House on November 2nd.

Congressman Ed Royce followed by sharing the importance of Van Tran’s race.

Of the eight candidates up for Endorsement  Laguna Niguel’s councilman Paul Glaab challenged Neil Lonsinger and Brian Skalsky, both Mission Viejo candidates.

 Word on the street is that one or two of our city council incumbents was working the phones over the past few days to block both of these challengers.  As such it was only fair for me to chat with some of the committee members prior to the meeting.
In fact sitting directly behind me during the challenged candidate presentations were Laguna Niguel councilman Paul Glaab and Mission Viejo candidate Rick Sandzimier.

Neil received over the required two-thirds vote of the members by a standing head count. There were only one or two members opposing Brian’s endorsement which was virtually unanimous.

Uncontested endorsements were granted to Charles Hart for Mayor of Santa Ana. City council candidates endorsed were: Al Murray in Tustin, Steve Vargas in Brea, Donna Perry in Tustin and Lynn Schott in Irvine.

Larry Cohn was endorsed for Orange Unified School District.

YES on Measure O in Huntington Beach  was also unanimously endorsed. This Measure would stop diversion of infrastructure repair funds now  used “to balance the budget instead of funding  the critical repairs needed  in our  community.” Source. Ballot argument.

As a sidebar. I have known Steve Vargas for over a decade as we worked together fighting eminent domain abuse in Riverside County.

After serving on the Brea City Council Steve spent some time in the navy and has returned to seek his old seat.

When Steve and I spoke over the weekend he told me that he was the only city council member to oppose 3%@ 50 during his term. That is refreshing.
 For full disclosure I have endorsed Steve in his race.

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