Could You Make a List of the Worst Political Figures in Orange County? Someone Already Has!

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Of course, there are a lot more usual suspects than just those on this list -- but it's a good start!

Of course, there are a lot more usual suspects than just those on this list — but it’s a good start!

What do they following people and organizations have in common?

OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas

Kris Murray, Anaheim City Councilwoman

Todd Spitzer, Orange County Board of Supervisors

Young Kim, Assemblymember

Ling Ling Chang, Assemblymember

Curt Pringle, Former Anaheim Mayor

Shirley McCracken, Former Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem

Craig Hunter, OC District Attorney Bureau Chief (Fmr. Anaheim Dep. Police Chief)

John Seymour, Fmr. US Senator & Anaheim Mayor (Ret.)

Christina Shea, Irvine City Councilwoman

Gail Eastman, Fmr. Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem

Orange County Republican Party

Anaheim Firefighters Association PAC

Anaheim Police Officers Association PAC

OC Taxpayers Association PAC

S.O.A.R. PAC

OC Business PAC

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC

That’s the full list of endorsers featured on the campaign website of Lucille Kring.

A few caveats:

  1. I don’t actually think that Shirley McCracken and former Sen. John Seymour are actually among the worst people in Orange County; nor would I smear the entire OCGOP with such a broad brush.  Sometimes people are just wrong.
  2. I’m only disappointed to see one name here, and that is Todd Spitzer’s.  Todd, we are not remotely on the same page politically, but as you know I prefer you to Tony Rackauckas (or Susan Kang Schroeder) simply because I see how scared you make the people who ought to be scared of a D.A. who’s not in their pocket personally.  Endorsing Kring, without at least co-endorsing peace-making Father Arturo Ferreras, is a bad mistake that is not going to win you votes: because so long as Rackauckas is here and is bent on punishing his political enemies — you know a thing or two about that — human-shaped worms like Lucille Kring are going to stick with him out of opportunism and fear.  You can’t get those people’s votes, and you shouldn’t want them.  But you sure can lose a lot of other people’s votes by tying yourself to such a political calamity that not even the Disney-loving Register can bear to support her.  Come 2018, the DA’s race isn’t going to be decided by supporters of the likes of Lucille Kring, but by the likes of supporters of Arturo Ferreras.  You’re blowing your shot with them here.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)