Here's a rundown of candidates in Tuesday's election.
Laguna Niguel City Council
It is finally Election Day and Laguna Niguel Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here is information on the local City Council race and candidates we will be covering.
The Laguna Niguel City Council has three open seats. Those seats belonging to Councilman Gary Capata and Mayor Paul Glaab will be up for grabs this election cycle. Both have termed out and cannot run again until 2014. Councilwoman Linda Lindholm and Councilman Robert Ming's terms are up in 2014. Councilman Joe Brown opted not to run again.
LOCAL: Those running for City Council
Click here for Dana Point candidates running for City Council.
In the 49th Congressional District (which includes San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point), Republican Darrell Issa will go up against Democrat Jerry Tetalman.
In the 48th Congressional District (which stretches from Seal Beach to Aliso Viejo), Republican Dana Rohrabacher will be up against Democrat Ron Varasteh.
United States Senate
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) faces Republican Challenger Elizabeth Emken in the race to represent California. One of the most entrenched incumbents in the senate, Feinstein has a whopping fundraising lead with $9,148,030 to Emken’s $676,726. Emken currently lives in Northern California, but she grew up in Orange County.
In the 73rd Assembly District, incumbent Diane Harkey again squares off against Jim Corbett, a teacher at Capistrano Valley High School known for his First Amendment fight with a student.
Capistrano Unified School District
Capistrano Unified School District
The Capistrano Unified School District will have four trustee seats open. Two are held by John Alpay and Gary Pritchard, who were just elected in 2010 when the voters recalled two sitting trustees.
When the board redrew the boundaries for the trustee areas, Trustee Sue Palazzo's residence was not included in her area, so she can not run for re-election and has said she wasn't planning to, anyway.
Trustee Jack Brick is the other trustee whose seat is up this year. He has decided not to run.
This is the first year where voters can only vote for one trustee because of the passage of Measure H in the 2010 election.
So, two of the seats open this year include parts of Laguna Niguel in the trustee areas. These are the candidates in Trustee Area No. 1:
- Karin Schnell
- Amy Hanacek
After Michele Taylor-Bible dropped out, thre candidates remained in Trustee Area No. 2:
- Carol McCormick
- Don Franklin Richardson
- Jim Reardon
Review Patch's coverage here:
- Alpay's Deceptive Website Comes Down
- Dad Says School Board Member Threatened Him
- Group Demands Trustee Alpay Take Down Misleading Website
- Fact-Checking School Board Races
- CUSD Trustee Alpay Behind One of the Misleading Domain Names
- Children First Releases Receipt in Deceptive Website Dustup
- Deceptive Campaign Websites Tied to Children First Volunteer
- More than $100K Spent in CUSD Races
- Who's Endorsing Whom for Capo Unified
California Ballot Propositions
Prop 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education
Prop 31: State Budget Process
Prop 33: Auto Insurance Rates
Prop 34: Death Penalty Repeal
Prop 36: Three Strikes Law
Prop 37: Genetically Modified Foods
Prop 39: Multistate Business Tax
Prop 40: Redistricting
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