There was a time when Republican officials in the “reddest county in America” were not at all shy about deriding our porous borders and condemning those who advocate amnesty for unauthorized immigrants. But their approach has become more nuanced in recent years.
Regardless of who wins the District 6 seat, either Rickk Montoya or Kim Nguyen will be the city’s first-ever Latino council member. While the two Democrats have similar stances on the issues, the community is divided over their candidacies.
With a week to go until the election, The Walt Disney Company’s spending on Anaheim City Council races has blown past the record it set in 2014 and is approaching the $1-million mark, according to the most recent campaign finance filings.
Miguel Pulido is now more than a week late in filing his state-mandated campaign disclosures and remains the only city council candidate who has yet to file. The mayor has a checkered history when it comes to financial disclosures.
In 2011, Kevin Shenkman was a patent attorney with no background in election law when a Democratic Party official asked him to take on a voting rights case in the Los Angeles County city of Palmdale. Now he is a statewide force for district-based elections.
The Santa Ana Unified School District has told candidates there is a limit of $1,000 per person. But Cecilia Iglesias says she can accept contributions over the $1,000 limit because the rules are voluntary and can’t be enforced.
Nearly 2,000 Garden Grove residents enjoyed a night of fun Friday at the Great Wolf Lodge hotel and waterpark thanks to what amounted to a massive contribution to Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones’ mayoral campaign.