Category Archives: Elected Officials

Newman recall update

Yesterday afternoon, KFI talk show hosts John and Ken provided what has become a traditional weekly Friday update on the status of the signature-gathering effort to recall state Senator Josh Newman. They interviewed San Diego talk show host Carl DeMaio, … Continue reading

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Poll finds California’s local officials are divided on top policy issues except for one: pensions

In May, the website CaliforniaCityNews.org partnered with the Prime Group, an opinion research firm, to conduct a first-of-its-kind opinion poll of California mayors and council members. The poll addressed key issues such as presidential approval, sanctuary cities, economic growth and … Continue reading

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Assembly Member Quirk-Silva votes for ACA 8 — a direct assault on Prop. 13

In an unusual Saturday session, Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) joined other Assembly Democrats in approving and sending to the state Senate a proposed state constitutional amendment ballot measure that — if approved by voters statewide — would let local … Continue reading

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Register endorses Whitaker and Kiger for re-election to City Council

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 … Continue reading

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Fullerton School Board trustee and FACT member is profiled

Longtime FACT member Chris Thompson, who was the top vote-getter in last November’s school board race, is profiled today in an article by Amy Dempsey on the Fullerton Stories website. Read the entire article here.

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What might a re-drawn 40th Congressional District look like?

California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission will begin its work next month. This is how editorial cartoonist Ted Rall envisions the new outline the 40th Congressional district which currently includes all of Fullerton (represented by Ed Royce) based “on its political … Continue reading

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Bruce Whitaker takes seat on Fullerton City Council

FACT founder Bruce Whitaker was one of three new city council members who took the oath of office last night before a standing-room-only crowd at Fullerton City Hall. Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley were also sworn in. For final vote … Continue reading

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Swearing-in ceremony tonight for new council members

A special reception will be held in the lobby of City Hall beginning at 5:15 pm for outgoing and incoming Council Members, followed by a very short regular meeting. Special presentations will be made to former Council Member Shawn Nelson, … Continue reading

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Rep. Royce battles for finance chairmanship

By Martin Wisckol | Orange County Register Rep. Ed Royce’s effort to win the chairmanship of the key Financial Services Committee means he’s trying to convince fellow Republicans that he’s better for the job than Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus, the … Continue reading

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