Editorial in the Orange County Register on October 3, 2012:
Fullerton the past 15 months has seen atypical turmoil. After the tragic death of Kelly Thomas at the hands of police in 2011 and a hotly contested recall election in June that ousted three councilmen, residents in the city of about 135,000 people need credible leadership to move beyond the recent acrimony.
For that reason, the Register’s Editorial Board endorses Councilmen Bruce Whitaker and Travis Kiger, as well as candidate Jennifer Fitzgerald, for the three council seats on the Nov. 6 ballot. These particular candidates have pronounced commitment to property rights and a desire to soothe tensions and reunite a divided city.
Of our three endorsements, the most obvious choice is Councilman Bruce Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker, elected in 2010 to serve out the remaining term of Shawn Nelson when Mr. Nelson was elected to the county Board of Supervisors, ought to be viewed as a standard bearer for the current council. Read the entire editorial