2022 Elections

District 3: Lifelong Resident Natalie Rubalcava Leading AUSHD Trustee Al Jabbar For Council Seat

Natalie Rubalcava, a lifelong resident of District 3 and chief operating officer of the Orange County Business Council, is leading Anaheim Union High School District Trustee Al Jabbar in the race to represent the open District 3 seat on the Anaheim City Council. Rubalcava, a centrist Democrat, was leading Jabbar by 582 votes when the first returns were reported around ...

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District 4 Election: Councilmember Gloria Ma’ae Leads Progressive Activist Carlos Leon

Councilwoman Gloria Ma’ae appears to be on her way to defeating her progressive Democratic challenger, Carlos Leon, and securing a full four-year term representing District 2 on the Anaheim City Council. As of midnight last night, Ma’ae was leading progressive activist Carlos Leon by 388 votes, 53.38% to 46.62%. Councilwoman Ma’ae was in front from the first vote tabulation report, ...

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva Trailing In Re-Election Bid

In what could shape up as a major upset, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a liberal Democrat, is losing her bid for a fifth term to Republican Soo Yo, a member of the ABC School Unified School District Board of Education and unapologetic conservative. The last vote tabulation report had Quirk-Silva trailing Yoo by 371 votes. Quirk-Silva began the evening ahead of ...

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Vote ‘Yes’ on Measure J

As a conservative, I’m not fond of taxes. However, I also know the government services we need, like police, fire, and road repairs, are expensive. Therefore, we must find a way to pay for these services. The Transient Occupancy Tax is a way to bring in that revenue while minimizing the burden on the residents of Anaheim. Measure J corrects ...

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Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Calls On Supporters To Report Churches To IRS

Be warned, (conservative) churches of Orange County: not only is Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva watching you, but she’s also egging on her followers to report you to the Internal Revenue Service. Last week, Quirk-Silva tweeted her intention to take some kind of action against churches engaged in political campaigns: The state legislator urged her supporters to surveil churches and repot them ...

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More Narrative-based VOC Reporting On Anaheim’s Council Elections

The Voice of OC’s narrative-based reporting on Anaheim elections continues with today’s article on campaign finance reports for the mayoral and council elections. “In the wake of an explosive FBI affidavit alleging deep corruption at city hall, the same interests called out by federal agents for influencing policy making are spending huge sums for the November election, heavily backing their ...

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Union Interests Pour Another $150,000 Into Electing Aitken, Jabbar and Leon To Council

Anaheim Resort union interests have dumped another $150,000 into their independent expenditure campaigns supporting Ashleigh Aitken for mayor and Al Jabbar and Carlos Leon for city council.  All three candidates are Democrats. The $150,000 came from UNITE-HERE Local 11, a militantly progressive union that primarily represents hotel workers. $100,000 went into an IE committee supporting Aitken and Leon, and the ...

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Resort Unions Pump $125,000 Into Electing Allies To Anaheim City Council

Resort unions are ratcheting up their effort to elect their political allies to the Anaheim City Council, pouring at least $125,000 into independent expenditure committees. On September 22, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324 contributed $125,000 to an IE committee called “Helping Working Families Get Ahead in Support of Aitken for Mayor and Leon for Council 2022, Sponsored ...

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Resort Unions Open Campaign To Elect Aitken, Jabbar and Leon

A coalition of Resort unions, led by a militantly left-wing hotel workers union focused on imposing a $25 minimum wage on Anaheim hotels and event venues, has launched an independent expenditure (IE) campaign to elect Anaheim mayoral candidate Ashleigh Aitken and council candidates Carlos Leon (District 2) and Al Jabbar (District 2). All three Democrats are part of a candidate ...

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