Independent Juan Villegas and Republican Cecilia Iglesias want more community investment from their city budget, opposing a police union push for a $25 million pay raise package. All of the Santa Ana Democrats on the city council back police pay raises. Villegas and Iglesias now face recall.
Orange County Republicans need to distance themselves from President Donald Trump to regain the offices they lost in November and Democrats can’t overplay their hand in order to keep the legislative seats they gained heading into 2020, according to policy and elections specialists.
Keith Curry, former Mayor of Newport Beach and Republican activist called out Trump in 2015 as being the downfall of the Republican party. Today he argues his prediction was spot on. He discusses next moves for the Republican Party.
A new get-out-the-vote effort funded by billionaire Democrat and environmentalist Tom Steyer will mobilize millennial voters in Orange County ahead of this year’s elections for the four congressional seats now held by Republicans.
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.
The board of the Orange County Employees Retirement System is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to dock the pension benefits of former county public works executive Carlos Bustamente because of his sex crimes.
Whether someone thinks voter fraud is a widespread problem, often depends on their party registration. Meanwhile, voter suppression remains an issue in certain corners of the country, and Orange County has a checkered past.
In response to allegations by Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts, Scott Baugh writes in an email that Councilman Adam Nick never tried to give him cash or bribe him, only that Nick tried to hire him for “political or legal advice.”