Doug Pettibone

Tait Family Hits Anaheim Council Women With Not-So-Subtly Sexist Mailer

Anaheim Insider here. In a condescending, inaccurate mailer funded by the Tait Family Trust, Mayor Tait accuses council women Gail Eastman and Kris Murray of giving a “sweetheart” deal to the city’s public employee unions. The mailer is covered with feminine touches such as hearts, lipstick marks and pink-colored lettering. The Tait family’s mail consultant must have been in a ...

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Team Tait in the Mail

Team Tait (at least as it was constituted until last week) began hitting Anahem voters’ mailboxes last week. As is customary with initial mailers, these were positives: Tait’s highlighting accomplishments, while Pettibone’s and Vanderbilt’s were introductory in nature. The Tait piece:   The Vanderbilt piece:

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Team Tait Candidate Pettibone Ends Council Candidacy When Assault Charge Surfaces

Doug Pettibone, Mayor Tom Tait’s neighbor whom he personally recruited to run for Anaheim City Council, has withdrawn his candidacy after it surfaced the he had pleaded guilty to an assault charge stemming from a domestic abuse incident in the late 1990s. Pettibone announced his withdrawal earlier this afternoon in an e-mail to Anaheim City Clerk Linda Andal and copying ...

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OC GOP Endorsements Committee Recommends “No Endorsement” in Anaheim Council Races

The OC GOP Endorsements Committee voted 3-2 last night to recommend to the full Central Committee “no endorsement” for any of the Anaheim City Council candidates.  These committee meetings can have a surreal aspect, and last night was no exception. Although Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman had submitted their applications for the endorsement two weeks ago, ...

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Vanderbilt and Pettibone Lock Up Anti-Cop Activists Support

Anaheim Insider here. The Tait Slate of James Vanderbilt and Doug Pettibone have the anti-cop activist vote locked up, judging by this photo posted on Doug Pettibone’s campaign Facebook page:   Pettibone and Vanderbilt are on the left. Fifth from the left is local left-wing activist Carlos Becerra, who is a fixture among Anaheim’s “the police are murderous racist thugs” ...

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It’s Official: Tait, Pettibone and Vanderbilt Running As A Slate

According to this campaign HQ grand opening invite on the Tom Tait campaign website, he personally recruited James Vanderbilt and Doug Pettibone, and their campaigns will share a campaign headquarters. In other words, this is the official “Tait Slate.” ANAHEIM MAYOR TOM TAIT Anaheim City Council Candidate DOUG PETTIBONE Anaheim City Council Candidate JAMES VANDERBILT Cordially invite you to attend ...

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Vanderbilt, Pettibone No-Shows At Convention Center Expansion Vote

When people decide to run for city council (or are simply thinking about it), it’s common for them to attend council meetings and speak on agenda items. It’s way of learning more about how the council operates and the issues before the city, to gain exposure for themselves via council meeting broadcasts – and to put themselves on record on ...

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Tait Believes So Much In “Electing Council Members From Neighborhoods” That He Recruited His Neighbor To Run For Council

Anaheim Insider here. In his ballot argument for by-district council elections, Mayor Tom Tait goes on and on repeatedly that this measure is about “electing a council member from your neighborhood.” Mayor Tait put his money where his mouth is. As a local political observer said to ,me, he believes so strongly in “electing a council member from your neighborhood” ...

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