Vote by mail results: Steel leads, Mansoor & Moreno battle for 2nd

(Orange County, 6/3/2014)   The Orange County Registrar of Voters has released the initial returns of vote by mail ballots received prior to today:

County Supervisor 2nd District
Completed Precincts: 0 of 423
Vote Count Percentage
MICHELLE STEEL 15,318 47.5%
ALLAN R. MANSOOR 7,525 23.3%
JIM MORENO 6,893 21.4%
JOE CARCHIO 2,526 7.8% 

 

Yup, it looks like we could have a R vs R fight for this non-partisan seat if Assemblyman Mansoor’s slim lead over Coast Community College Board Member Jim Moreno holds up.

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 20
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
* DEREK JOHNSON 83,007 65.9%
HELEN HAYDEN 42,875 34.1% 

If you wanted proof that incumbent judges tend to get re-elected automatically, look no further.  As Highlands Guy pointed out  in our Primary positions post, in December of 2012 the Commission on Judicial Performance imposed a public admonishment against Judge Johnson on a 10 to 0 vote.  Sadly, he’s winning 2 – 1 over a well qualified opponent who has attracted broad support, but apparently not enough campaign cash.. :-(

The other incumbent Judge is also winning handily, by an even more lopsided margin:

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 27
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
* JOANNE MOTOIKE 97,496 78.4%
WAYNE PHILIPS 26,930 21.6%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any

 

The incumbent bias may have also helped JM’s candidate for our Trustee on the County Board of Education take a commanding lead over my conservative:

Member, County Board of Education Trustee Area 2
Completed Precincts: 0 of 401
Vote Count Percentage
* DAVID L. BOYD 18,147 63.0%
TOM POLLITT 10,647 37.0%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any

 

Our incumbent Assessor has a tighter race against “tapayer advocate/Businessman” Claude Parrish:

Assessor
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
* WEBSTER GUILLORY 66,916 50.9%
CLAUDE PARRISH 53,304 40.5%
JORGE O. LOPEZ 11,320 8.6%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any

 

Appointed incumbent Hugh Nguyen has a commanding lead in the race our Council Member Troy Edgar tried to enter:

Clerk-Recorder
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
* HUGH NGUYEN 78,556 60.8%
MONICA MADDOX 25,301 19.6%
GARY PRITCHARD 14,963 11.6%
STEVE ROCCO 10,311 8.0%

 

Incumbent T-Rack also has a commanding lead:

District Attorney-Public Administrator
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
* TONY RACKAUCKAS 94,504 72.4%
GREG DIAMOND 36,017 27.6%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any

 

Vote by mail voters in the OC seem to have a default “yes” bias of roughly 2 – 1 on state propositions, but overwhelmingly like the idea of our County Elected Officials paying their own pensions:

41-VETERANS HOUSING AND HOMELESS PREVENTION BOND ACT OF 2014.
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 90,026 62.9%
No 53,060 37.1%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
Top 

42-PUBLIC RECORDS. OPEN MEETINGS. STATE REIMBURSEMENT TO LOCAL AGENCIES.
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 88,981 64.5%
No 49,023 35.5%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
Top 

A-County of Orange, Require Elected Officials to Pay Their Own Pensions
Completed Precincts: 0 of 1856
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 123,780 87.6%
No 17,495 12.4%

 

Click here for all updated results and all other Orange County results.

As always, your perspective, diplomatically stated, is encouraged.

 

 

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One Response to Vote by mail results: Steel leads, Mansoor & Moreno battle for 2nd

  1. JM Ivler says:

    17%

    17% turnout.

    To give you an idea on just how miserable that is 10.6% of the people who could vote in the County of Orange just elected the District Attorney (he will not have to run in November).

    If you didn’t vote, have you no shame?

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