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By Mike Reicher and Michael Miller | June 6, 2012
Spoiling Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for the state Assembly, Democratic candidate Bob Rush looks poised to advance to the November general election. Rush and Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the 74th Assembly District primary race Tuesday. Both were ahead of Daigle, who ran as Republican. The 74th district covers part of Huntington Beach. Mansoor took 43% of ballots and Rush 33%, with all precincts counted for as of Wednesday, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
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By Michael Miller | November 6, 2009
A state bond measure slated to go before voters in the next general election would allot at least $20 million for protection and restoration of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The $11.1-billion package, known as the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010, was passed by the Legislature on Wednesday. The act seeks to overhaul the state’s water system to ensure safe drinking water and a reliable water supply. Among the projects earmarked in the measure are the preservation of Bolsa Chica and its adjacent uplands as well as interpretive centers on the property.
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November 13, 2009
Another candidate has entered the running for Huntington Beach City Council, bringing the total pool of contenders to 12 so far. Gregg DeLong, a small business owner and father of three, filed his intention to run Thursday. A first-time candidate, he said he favors building a new senior center, opposes commercial downtown expansion and wants the city to be more environmentally responsible. “I just thought I wanted to get more involved,” said DeLong, who said he worked in the mortgage industry for two decades before launching his own marketing company.
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By Brianna Bailey | June 4, 2008
Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook sailed into the general election against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher this week after beating 25-year-old political newcomer Dan Kalmick in the 46th Congressional District primary. Cook scored a knockout on Kalmick in the primaries Tuesday, garnering 13,251 votes, or 80% of the vote in the final count. Kalmick managed to grab 3,323 votes, or 20% of the vote. With a 17% voter turnout for Orange County and a predictable win for Cook projected, both candidates dispensed with the traditional election night watch parties.
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By Michael Miller | October 27, 2009
Huntington Beach’s Charter Review Commission, a group of 15 citizens appointed this year to evaluate city policies, has recommended that the mayor be elected specially by voters and serve a four-year term. The commission voted 7-6 with two members absent at its Oct. 20 meeting. Pat Dapkus, a senior administrative analyst for the city and the commission’s staff liaison, said the mayor would have the same powers as under the current system, in which the City Council appoints one of its members for a one-year term, but would be a more prestigious figure on the state and county level.
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By Michael Alexander | June 4, 2008
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is headed back to the general election this fall, after easily defending his seat in the 46th Congressional District this week, crushing dark horse challenger Ron St. John. In an election with no statewide candidates and a 17% turnout for Orange County, Rohrabacher trounced St. John 25,905 (87.4%) to 3,729 (12.6%), respectively, in the final count. Rohrabacher called his turnout numbers a good sign for the general election against Mayor Debbie Cook. “I received about twice as many votes as the Democratic nominee,” he said.
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By: Alicia Robinson | August 11, 2005
The two apparent leading candidates for the 48th Congressional District seat -- former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer and state Sen. John Campbell -- continue to battle for endorsements and to fill their campaign coffers as they wait for the special election to be scheduled. On Wednesday, Brewer said she'd secured four endorsements from former assembly GOP colleagues, including one that might particularly rankle with Campbell: Ken Maddox, a now termed-out assemblyman who ran against Campbell for state Senate last year.
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By Alicia Robinson | April 27, 2006
Election workers may finish recounting ballots in the 35th District state Senate race this week, but it will likely take much longer to sort out what the election's outcome means for Orange County Republicans. Huntington Beach Assemblyman Tom Harman won the Republican nomination on April 11, beating Dana Point City Councilwoman Diane Harkey by 236 votes. A recount requested by Harkey began April 19. If nothing changes, Harman will run against Democratic candidate Larry Caballero on June 6. Harkey had superior finances and the backing of nearly every major GOP figure in the county, and she didn't win. If it's a sign that the GOP establishment is out of step with party voters, it's not a very clear one. "I'm not sure I want to go out and say this was a message to the leadership," Harman said.
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By Mike Reicher and Michael Miller | June 6, 2012
Spoiling Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for the state Assembly, Democratic candidate Bob Rush looks poised to advance to the November general election. Rush and Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the 74th Assembly District primary race Tuesday. Both were ahead of Daigle, who ran as Republican. The 74th district covers part of Huntington Beach. Mansoor took 43% of ballots and Rush 33%, with all precincts counted for as of Wednesday, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
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By Michael Miller | October 27, 2010
Tuesday, the General Election will be held. After months of tracking the various campaigns — senatorial, gubernatorial and otherwise — it has been a long slog to the finish line. Has anyone else ever wished for a system in which the candidates simply lay low until the first week of October, then engage in one debate and send voters a mailer outlining their positions? In his novel "1984," George Orwell envisioned a society in which the government keeps the citizens permanently on edge by declaring war against neighboring countries.
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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | September 29, 2010
Dan Kalmick has a solid month of campaigning ahead for the Huntington Beach City Council. But as far as he's concerned, a single day may make or break his candidacy — and it's not the day before the election. Rather, Kalmick has his sights on Oct. 9, a day he's set aside to round up 50 or more supporters and walk neighborhoods throughout Surf City to hand out fliers. The day before, he plans to drop stacks of letters in the mail, so that when voters open their boxes Oct. 9, his message will be waiting for them.
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November 19, 2009
Gregg DeLong, a small business owner and father of three, filed his intention to run for Huntington Beach City Council Thursday, bringing the total number of contenders to 12. A first-time candidate, he said he favors building a new senior center, opposes commercial downtown expansion and wants the city to be more environmentally responsible. “I just thought I wanted to get more involved,” said DeLong, who said he worked in the mortgage industry for two decades before launching his own marketing company.
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By Michael Miller | November 6, 2009
A state bond measure slated to go before voters in the next general election would allot at least $20 million for protection and restoration of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The $11.1-billion package, known as the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010, was passed by the Legislature on Wednesday. The act seeks to overhaul the state’s water system to ensure safe drinking water and a reliable water supply. Among the projects earmarked in the measure are the preservation of Bolsa Chica and its adjacent uplands as well as interpretive centers on the property.
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By Michael Miller | October 28, 2009
The Charter Review Commission, a group of 15 citizens appointed this year to evaluate city policies, has recommended that the mayor be elected specially by voters and serve a four-year term with a two-term limit after a 7-6 vote with two members absent at its Oct. 20 meeting. Pat Dapkus, a senior administrative analyst for the city and the commission’s staff liaison, said the mayor would have the same powers as under the current system, in which the City Council appoints one of its members for a one-year term, but would be a more prestigious figure.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | June 4, 2008
Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook sailed into the general election against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher this week after beating 25-year-old political newcomer Dan Kalmick in the 46th Congressional District primary. Cook scored a knockout on Kalmick in the primaries Tuesday, garnering 13,251 votes, or 80% of the vote in the final count. Kalmick managed to grab 3,323 votes, or 20% of the vote. With a 17% voter turnout for Orange County and a predictable win for Cook projected, both candidates dispensed with the traditional election night watch parties.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | June 4, 2008
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is headed back to the general election this fall, after easily defending his seat in the 46th Congressional District this week, crushing dark horse challenger Ron St. John. In an election with no statewide candidates and a 17% turnout for Orange County, Rohrabacher trounced St. John 25,905 (87.4%) to 3,729 (12.6%), respectively, in the final count. Rohrabacher called his turnout numbers a good sign for the general election against Mayor Debbie Cook. “I received about twice as many votes as the Democratic nominee,” he said.
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