It looks like local Democrats in the 55th Assembly District are not happy with the party leaders who recruited a carpetbagger, former Irvine Councilman Sukhee Kang, to run for Bob Huff’s seat in the 29th State Senate District.
A Democrat in Fullerton named Josh Newman is considering running against Kang for Huff’s seat. Josh Newman, is an Army veteran and he is the founder and executive director of ArmedForce2WorkForce.org, a non-profit that helps vets find work. He is also the vice president of the Democrats of North Orange County and is active with the state Democratic party, according to the O.C. Register.
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Assemblywoman Young Kim Named Emerging Leader for 2015
FULLERTON – Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) announced that she was named to GOPAC’s 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders. Kim joins a class of 22 other honorees from across the country.
“I’m honored to be named one of GOPAC’s Emerging Leaders of 2015,” said Kim. “I look forward taking this opportunity to learn from diverse leaders across the country how to best serve the constituents of the 65th District.” Continue reading
Former State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva held a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser tonight to raise money for her next campaign. That’s right she is going to try to win back her seat in the 65th Assembly District in two years – in 2016.
Quirk-Silva was soundly defeated by a former Ed Royce staffer, Young Kim, in the November, 2014 General Election. Kim got over 42,000 votes and Quirk-Silva barely cleared 35,000 votes.
The 2014 General Election was a tough one for the O.C. Democrats. They also lost in the 34th State Senate District, where Janet Nguyen trounced former State Assemblyman Jose Solorio. And the Democratics on the Irvine and Huntington Beach City Councils got the boot as well. Continue reading
Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen is hosting a Fundraising Reception for Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 pm, in Newport Coast.
Olsen and Kim will update the attendees on what is going on in Sacramento, where the Republicans mounted a comeback last year, winning locally in the 65th Assembly District, which Kim represents, and also defeating the Democrats in the 34th State Senate District, which is now represented by State Senator Janet Nguyen. Continue reading
Oh that wily Dick Ackerman. On the one hand the former Republican State Legislator wants to be the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County. But Dick just can’t help himself. He loves Fullerton’s liberals! As such we should not be surprised that on Oct. 3, 2014, Dick was the keynote speaker at a campaign reception at Renick Cadillac for liberal Fullerton Mayor Doug Chaffee, the only current Fullerton City Council candidate that was endorsed by the Democratic Party of Orange County this year.
This is not the first time Dick has stepped in it. Here is a recap of his career lowlights, including his sidekick wife, Linda, courtesy of the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog: Continue reading
The O.C. Register asked four experts to analyze the results of this year’s June Primary election, to sort out who did and didn’t vote. The experts included our friend Scott Lay, the publisher of aroundthecapital.com.
What they concluded was:
- Rich, educated people vote more.
- Independent voters are less likely to vote in primaries.
- Seniors vote more.
- Ethnicity can influence turnout. (ie. Latinos don’t vote but Asians do)
Join Young Kim, the leading Republican candidate for the 65th Assembly District, State Senator Bob Huff, Assemblyman Don Wagner, and BOE Vice Chairman Michelle Park Steel in welcoming RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day to Orange County this Thursday, Feb. 6th from 4 to 6 pm at the Grace Ministries International, 1645 W. Valencia Ave., Fullerton.
Kim will be hosting a Roundtable Conversation with RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day during her visit to Orange County on Thursday, February 6, 2013. This Roundtable will begin promptly at 4:00 pm before the General Main Event begins. Her visit is to observe the Lunar New Year and discuss the Republican Party’s efforts to engage with Asian Pacific Americans across California, and the RNC’s outreach efforts to empower and encourage women to run for office. Continue reading
Young Kim is a hurricane blowing through the California Republican convention here. Talks smack about her opponents, buzzes with through-the-roof energy and regularly refers to herself in the third-person — “Young Kim” — like a prize fighter, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Kim held a press conference at the recent California Republican Party Fall Convention, that we have embedded above. Continue reading
From the OC Politics Blog
Martin Wisckol, the OC Register’s elder political reporter, “caught up” with washed-up, former Assemblyman, former Supervisor and former Fullerton Councilman Chris Norby today. It’s outside the paywall here: Chris Norby ‘won’t rule out’ run in 2014.