2020 OC Filings #14 (as of 8/8 Sewage, Library, Enviro, Boards




Only flammable contaminants make this an effective wastewater treatment.

These are some of the most arcane of the special boards.

Sewer District Boards

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Area Sewer Dist

Three seats are up.  The incumbents are Van Jew, James Bell, and William C Poe.

Van Jew has qualified for the ballot.

Jim Bell has pulled mild papers.

Paul Liles pinged and maybe a tad more.

Looks like this will probably go into overtime.

Costa Mesa Sanitary District

Div. 2

Incumbent James Ferryman will face Brett Eckles.

Div. 4

Incumbent Art Perry will face Michelle Figuerdo-Wilson.

Midway City Sanitary District

Two open seats.  Five candidates qualified — and you’ll want to read this one all of the way to the end.

  • Incumbent Chi Charlie Nguyen has qualified.  The other position is vacant and doesn’t count.
  • Tai Do has qualified
  • Ashton Roger Kauwe has qualified
  • Jameson Power has qualified
  • Tyler Diep has qualified.  He’s baaa-aaack!

Sunset Beach Sanitary District

Graham Hoad, Jon Regnier, and John Woods are listed as the elected incumbents.

  • Jon Regnier has qualified
  • John Woods has qualified
  • Graham Hoad has qualified
  • David Evans has qualified with the ballot designation “Appointed Director, Sunset Beach Sanitary District”
  • The ROV lists a short-term seat as going into an extension, but this is a full-term seat and I don’t see anything about such a seat on the report.
  • It looks like all four people are running for the three spots claiming to be incumbents.
  • I don’t have time for this.

Environmental Districts

Surfside Colony Storm Water Protection Dist

Two open seats.  This is in an extension because one incumbent, Stephen Rowe, didn’t file.

  • Linda Garofalo has qualified.
  • No one else has.

Santiago Geo Hazard Abatement District, Full Term

Two open seats.  Incumbent Craig Schill has qualified, but incumbent Kay Dabbs-Moyer did not file, so this is in an AEIOU extension.

James Guziak has also qualified.

No one else has even pinged.  This must be the worst board to serve on in the county.

Silverado-Modjeska, Recreation and Park District

Neither of the incumbents filed, so this goes into an AEIOU extension.  Celeste Veerkamp has qualified and no one else has.

Library Districts

Buena Park Library District

Three seats; no extension.  Irene CastanedaDennis Salts, and Patricia Ganer are the incumbents.  All have qualified, as has L. Carole Jensen.


Placentia Library District

Three seats open.  Richard DeVecchio, Elizabeth Minter, and Gayle Carline are the incumbents

  • Gayle Carline has qualified
  • Hilaire Shioura has qualified

This will go into an AEIOU extension.

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.)