Wednesday, November 07, 2012

One A.M. Update

ONE MORE TIME
OK, I lied!  Geez, you'd think I was Colin McCarthy or Steve Mensinger, for goodness sakes!

LAST TIME TONIGHT
This is the final update tonight, er, early this morning.  All precincts have been reported, so some of the races clearly are over.  That's good news and bad news.

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS SITE
You can visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters site HERE any time you like.  They will continue to update these numbers through Wednesday and beyond, if necessary.

RHORABACHER WINS 
To absolutely nobody's surprise, Dana Rhorabacher "squeaked out" a win over challenger Ron Varasteh.

MANSOOR DEFEATS RUSH
In a race that was actually closer than most thought it might be, ineffective, but malleable, Republican Allan Mansoor defeated moderate Democrat Bob Rush.

GENIS, MENSINGER AND MONAHAN (MAYBE) WIN
It appears that former mayor Sandra Genis, former mayor Gary Monahan and  Steve "I'd rather be coaching football" Mensinger have secured seats on the Costa Mesa City Council.  I say "appears" because the spread between Monahan and challenger John Stephens is only 355 votes.  It will be interesting to see how the counting of provisional ballots affects that race.

BOCKMILLER, FISLER AND TEMIANKA WIN MCWD SEATS
Incumbents Fred Bockmiller and Jim Fisler whipped challengers Eric Bever and Dan Worthington, respectively.  Righeimer Protege' Ethan Temianka out-spent and out-worked Trudy Ohlig-Hall and took the seat she's held for decades.

PERRY AND FERRYMAN HOLD ON TO THEIR SEATS
Incumbents Art Perry and Jim Ferryman managed to hold onto their seats on the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board despite being outspent by challengers Don Harper and Jeff R. Mathews.

JIM RIGHEIMER'S CHARTER THUMPED
Perhaps the best news for all Costa Mesans is the fact that nearly 60% of the voters rejected Jim Righeimer's bogus charter scheme.  Righeimer has loudly stated that if it lost he'd bring it back at the first opportunity, which would be the primary election in 2014.  I hope he reconsiders that move or, at least finds a way to convene a commission to study and recommend a proper charter - one that does not carry all the political self-serving baggage this one has and includes proper safeguards against abuse and corruption.  We'll see.

MEASURE EE PASSED
Measure EE, Newport Beach's proposal to make 38 changes to it's charter passed soundly.

MEASURE M BOND ISSUE PASSES
The bond measure raise money for the Coast Community College District passed.

MORE COUNTING REMAINS
There's still a long way to go before these results can be certified.  Provisional ballots and a few others must be counted.  That could take at least the remainder of this week.  However, I can hear the fat lady tuning up off in the distance.

RECOUNT POSSIBLE
If the Costa Mesa council race tightens up between Monahan and Stephens it's possible someone might ask for a recount... we'll see.

THAT'S IT FOR NOW...
More updates to follow later - I'm going to bed!

10 Comments:

Anonymous sk said...

So happy Fitzpatrick's scheme for the Sanitary District did not work. Fita[atrick's friends spent a lot of money and ran their campaign based on misleading information. Pretty happy with the election results, I only wish the two Ms didn't win.

11/07/2012 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Residents-1 Charter-0 said...

Having 2 of the 3Ms on the Council is no big deal, it wouldn't matter who is on the Council because the Costa Mesa City Council will forever be under the microscope and watched very close with everything they do or say.

The Charter NOT PASSING is the big thing, thank-you great people of Costa Mesa for not letting one man control your City.

11/07/2012 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Woohoo! said...

I’m with you sk! I have been deliriously happy all day and I’m sure the CMSD employees are as well. Perry and Ferryman kicked butt in the number of votes they received. That’s a pretty strong message Fitzy, don’t you think?

11/07/2012 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

Fisler's water win does not change the boycott.

Take your real estate business elsewhere until he renounces Righeimer's agenda and apologizes to the people of Costa Mesa.

11/07/2012 05:04:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

I'm really pleased with the results of the election also. Would have been great to have one more on, but this is great. Also, CM4RG has proven to be a viable and formidable group. We will be watching and right up their nose if they even breath crooked.

11/07/2012 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous too bad said...

Antonia,er Hermanos, Fisler just placed a home in escrow. The buyers name was Antonio. Go figure.

11/08/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

too bad wrote:
"Antonia,er Hermanos, Fisler just placed a home in escrow."

Ask him if supporting Righeimer was worth the 2 deals he and Val have lost to the boycott so far.

We don't like Harmanos or any of the CMFrogs. We're another group you'll be hearing more from.

No deals for Fisler until he renounces the Righeimer agenda and apologizes to the people of Costa Mesa.

11/08/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mike H. said...

That's too bad you don't like me. I'm generally supportive of your boycott. Fisler thinks I am some sort of union leftist and enjoys insulting me. I wouldn't give Jim Fisler my money, my vote, or my trust.

Finally, I always use my real name here. Don't have time for anything else.

11/08/2012 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous too bad said...

he just did a deal, read closer.

11/08/2012 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

too bad said: I don't get your point. Fisler is a real estate agent..thats what he does. Makes deals.

What has Mike got to do that that? Frankly, I doubt anyone here cares if Fisler sells a house. We don't support him, or particularly like him, but I don't understand why you think anyone is interested in Fisler selling a house?

11/08/2012 08:06:00 PM  

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