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December 13, 2001
Danette Goulet The swearing in of Surf City's newest mayor, Debbie Cook, after a mere year of experience on the City Council is just a taste of what local politics will be in the next year, thanks to term limits. When election time rolls around this year, four of Huntington Beach's seven City Council members will be termed out. After serving two consecutive four-year terms council members Ralph Bauer, Shirley Dettloff, Dave Garofalo and Peter Green must vacate their seats, leaving former mayor Pam Julien-Houchen the senior member with six years experience.
NEWS
January 16, 2003
Perhaps it is time to revisit how Surf City is run. The districting initiative currently on the table, however, is clearly not the answer. Since last spring, when former Assemblyman Scott Baugh proposed the initiative that would split Huntington Beach into five City Council districts, reduce the number of its members by two and impose term limits, it has caused an uproar in the community -- especially at City Hall. It garnered more than the required number of signatures to be placed on the ballot, but residents complained about how signatures were gathered.
NEWS
September 18, 2008
A City Council Candidate Forum will be from 7 to 9 tonight in the City Council Chambers, 2000 Main St. The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on HBTV-3. Each candidate will have the opportunity to make an opening statement before answering questions by the moderator. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to answer each question in the timed response period. Candidates will also be available afterward to meet with voters. The nonpartisan event is being sponsored by local members of the League of Women Voters and American Assn.
NEWS
November 9, 2000
Torus Tammer Huntington Beach City Councilman Tom Harman was jubilant this week as he recorded an overwhelming GOP victory in the 67th Assembly District race, swamping his Democratic and Libertarian opponents by a 2-1 margin. Harman finished with 61.6%, which worked out to 82,134 votes. Harman more then doubled the tally of his two competitors. Democrat Andy Hilbert finished with 30.7%, or 40,967 votes, and Libertarian Autumn Brown came in at 7.4%, or 9,933 votes.
NEWS
June 22, 2000
Kenneth Ma HUNTINGTON BEACH -- A record number of Surf City residents are registered to vote this year, and officials are citing a growing population and an upcoming presidential election as reasons. As of last week, 109,000 people were registered to vote, compared to a total of 101,864 in 1998. Nearly 55% of the city's population of 199,300 residents are eligible to cast a ballot Nov. 7, City Clerk Connie Brockway said. Orange County's two largest cities, Santa Ana and Anaheim, have a smaller percentage of registered voters.
NEWS
August 26, 2010
Name: Patrick "Pat" Tucker Age: 46 Birthplace: Philadelphia How long have you lived in Fountain Valley? 16 years Occupation: sales and operations manager of 20 tire stores Education: high school diploma Previously elected or appointed positions: Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board Ways & Means and Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board second vice president Community organizations you belong to: proud supporter of Tip-A –Cop, Taste of Fountain Valley, Kiwanis Club Poker Tournament and Summerfest.
NEWS
July 27, 2000
Kenneth Ma and Angelique Flores HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The election season is starting to sizzle in Surf City with residents preparing to file for candidacy for a number of vacant seats. Thirteen Surf City residents have taken out nomination papers for three City Council seats up for grabs in November. Councilwoman Pam Julien said she plans to run for reelection, Tom Harman will run for the 67th Assembly District seat on the Republican ticket, and Dave Sullivan will vacate his seat because of term limits.
NEWS
December 12, 2002
Paul Clinton Shortly after leaving the City Council earlier this month, Peter Green decided to retire from Golden West College, wrapping up a distinguished career as an educator, civic activist and public servant. Green said he will leave his 32-year teaching post at the end of the school year, in the spring. "I've always enjoyed teaching, and it will be hard for me to leave," Green said. "But I know others will come along." Green has taught at the community college since 1970, when he joined Golden West's faculty after moving to Huntington Beach from Oklahoma, where he was the president of St. Gregory's University, in Shawnee.
NEWS
August 26, 2004
Dave Brooks The reign of women on the Huntington Beach City Council will soon come to an end. All of the challengers seeking one of the three spots, all currently held by females, are men ending a two-year rule that gave women on the council a super majority to their male counterparts. Currently five women and two men make up the board, but that ratio will change with a resignation and term limits. In July, Councilwoman Connie Boardman announced that she would not run for reelection, and Councilwoman Pam Julien Houchen will be termed out in November after eight years on the council.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | August 15, 2012
The race for Fountain Valley City Council had expanded to five candidates as the deadline to file paperwork approached Wednesday afternoon. According to Deputy City Clerk Kathy Heard, five candidates had qualified by the Independent's print deadline: incumbent Steve Nagel, former Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers and challengers Bryan Tice, Patrick Tucker and Duy Tan Nguyen. The deadline to submit paperwork was 5 p.m. Wednesday. By Friday, the original deadline for candidates to submit paperwork, Councilman Larry Crandall had not declared his candidacy.
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By Michael Miller | August 15, 2012
The race for Fountain Valley City Council had expanded to five candidates as the deadline to file paperwork approached Wednesday afternoon. According to Deputy City Clerk Kathy Heard, five candidates had qualified by the Independent's print deadline: incumbent Steve Nagel, former Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers and challengers Bryan Tice, Patrick Tucker and Duy Tan Nguyen. The deadline to submit paperwork was 5 p.m. Wednesday. By Friday, the original deadline for candidates to submit paperwork, Councilman Larry Crandall had not declared his candidacy.
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NEWS
August 26, 2010
Name: Patrick "Pat" Tucker Age: 46 Birthplace: Philadelphia How long have you lived in Fountain Valley? 16 years Occupation: sales and operations manager of 20 tire stores Education: high school diploma Previously elected or appointed positions: Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board Ways & Means and Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board second vice president Community organizations you belong to: proud supporter of Tip-A –Cop, Taste of Fountain Valley, Kiwanis Club Poker Tournament and Summerfest.
NEWS
By Tim Geddes | January 7, 2010
Although I admire Richard Lara’s scholarly approach to whether we should have an elected mayor in Huntington Beach (“Elected mayor is best for city,” Sounding Off, Dec. 31), I cannot agree with either his premises or his conclusions. Lara may know about the U.S. Constitution, but he evinces little understanding of the realities of local politics in our city. There are several problems with switching from the present rotational system to a directly elected mayoral office that must be addressed if the process is to remain fair and representative.
NEWS
September 18, 2008
A City Council Candidate Forum will be from 7 to 9 tonight in the City Council Chambers, 2000 Main St. The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on HBTV-3. Each candidate will have the opportunity to make an opening statement before answering questions by the moderator. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to answer each question in the timed response period. Candidates will also be available afterward to meet with voters. The nonpartisan event is being sponsored by local members of the League of Women Voters and American Assn.
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | August 25, 2005
A Huntington Beach man is among 17 candidates who qualified Monday to run for the 48th Congressional District seat last held by Chris Cox of Newport Beach. Edward Suppe, 49, a Republican who describes himself as an international businessman and a veteran of the Coast Guard, said he's running for the seat that represents Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine and several South County cities because he knows the district. He volunteers on a Coast Guard cutter in Corona del Mar, and he owns a boat in Newport Harbor, he said, adding, "I pay more taxes in the 48th Congressional District."
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | August 4, 2005
Now that Chris Cox is a private citizen again and people can be open about their ambitions to replace him in Congress, a new set of potential candidates is getting the chance to be coy. While state Sen. John Campbell is chasing the House seat, others are eyeing the vacancy he'll leave if he wins. Just like the Congressional candidates before there was an official opening there, Senate hopefuls have equivocated because no one's sure there's a seat to run for. Huntington Beach Assemblyman Tom Harman is definitely in the race.
NEWS
August 26, 2004
Dave Brooks The reign of women on the Huntington Beach City Council will soon come to an end. All of the challengers seeking one of the three spots, all currently held by females, are men ending a two-year rule that gave women on the council a super majority to their male counterparts. Currently five women and two men make up the board, but that ratio will change with a resignation and term limits. In July, Councilwoman Connie Boardman announced that she would not run for reelection, and Councilwoman Pam Julien Houchen will be termed out in November after eight years on the council.
NEWS
January 16, 2003
Perhaps it is time to revisit how Surf City is run. The districting initiative currently on the table, however, is clearly not the answer. Since last spring, when former Assemblyman Scott Baugh proposed the initiative that would split Huntington Beach into five City Council districts, reduce the number of its members by two and impose term limits, it has caused an uproar in the community -- especially at City Hall. It garnered more than the required number of signatures to be placed on the ballot, but residents complained about how signatures were gathered.
NEWS
December 12, 2002
Paul Clinton Shortly after leaving the City Council earlier this month, Peter Green decided to retire from Golden West College, wrapping up a distinguished career as an educator, civic activist and public servant. Green said he will leave his 32-year teaching post at the end of the school year, in the spring. "I've always enjoyed teaching, and it will be hard for me to leave," Green said. "But I know others will come along." Green has taught at the community college since 1970, when he joined Golden West's faculty after moving to Huntington Beach from Oklahoma, where he was the president of St. Gregory's University, in Shawnee.
NEWS
December 13, 2001
Danette Goulet The swearing in of Surf City's newest mayor, Debbie Cook, after a mere year of experience on the City Council is just a taste of what local politics will be in the next year, thanks to term limits. When election time rolls around this year, four of Huntington Beach's seven City Council members will be termed out. After serving two consecutive four-year terms council members Ralph Bauer, Shirley Dettloff, Dave Garofalo and Peter Green must vacate their seats, leaving former mayor Pam Julien-Houchen the senior member with six years experience.
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