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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Team Irvine Is In Place

I am happy to announce that my good friend John Q. Duong has pulled papers and has the necessary number of signatures already for a run to become Mayor of my beloved city of Irvine. John announced he was running tonight over at our Republican headquarters by the airport. I just had a couple of my neighbors provide the finishing touches in the form of their signatures to complete John's necessary papers to file with the city clerk tomorrow.

John has a great story. He immigrated to the US from Vietnam as a refugee back in 1982. The rest as they say is history. Here is his biography

The rest of the "get back to good government slate" is comprised of Christina Shea(she's running for re-election to the council) and Bill Mavity(he's currently Christina's appointee to the Planning Commission). As is the case with all Irvine elections, this race will be a battle royale/bloodbath like they usually are. Larry Agran is a dirty campaigner who has shaken down errrr I mean received thousands of dollars in questionable campaign donations from people and companies that do business with the city. He uses this dirty money to fund his so called "Hometown Voter Guide" that he bombards voters with. He'll also try to get a fake "conservative" to run to siphon Republican votes away from our slate(Earl Zucht).

The fact that John is also of Asian decent will not hurt him as he reaches out to the Taiwanese/Asian community after the recent sister city debacle. He understands unlike the current Mayor, Beth Krom, that pledging to abide by a one China policy like Beth promised is not only bad policy, but seriously offends Irvine residents of Taiwanese decent. I was at the past few council meetings and saw the loathing of Mayor Krom firsthand. She has been clue free up there the past few months on this issue. There will also be plenty of fodder about all the no bid contracts handed out by the current council majority. The theme for this campaign basically going to be a return to good government. We miss that here in Irvine. John Duong is a statesman and a leader. Irvine will be lucky to have him leading us in the next few years.


  • At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Ron I. said…

    I have been out of the scene for the last few months but it is great news to hear John Duong is going to run for Mayor. I think the first order of business for our new mayor is to buy a new chair. Beth Krom's chair is probably flat as a pancake. This is going to be a dirty campaign like you said due to our good ol friend Larry A. By the way, do you know what happen with the Grand Jury investigation into the Home Town Voter Guide and his contributions and direct involvement with how the mailers were being setup? Anyway, God bless John Duong. I will get in touch with Mitch at the campaign headquarters and see what I can do to make sure John, Christina and Bill get elected to City Council.

  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Hi Ron...are you coming to our IRC meeting this Thursday? We have Diane Harkey as a guest speaker. John Campbell had a scheduling conflict so we had to book someone else. I hear there is a Mitt Romney event down at the St Regis the same night and that is why the Congressman had to reschedule.

    Speaking of Mitt Romney, if anyone knows what his position is on our southern invasion problem...i.e illegal immigration, inquiring minds would like to know.

  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Nevermind about Romney. He is for open borders. I just checked out one of his blogs and it has a bunch of his quotes supporting the McCain Kennedy Amnesty Plan. Note to self, cross Mitt Romney off my list of 2008 GOP contenders.

  • At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Ron I. said…

    Hi Allan,
    I am in Torrance all this week til about 5:30. Don't know what time I will be back down in Irvine. I will try to swing by. I would have love to met with John Campbell to hear what he intends to do with the border issue. Politics today is all about money and how much each politican is going to put in his pocket. PAC, special interest, lobbyist. We have to get back to our judeo-christian values that this country was founded on. I will try and get up to the meeting on Thursday.

  • At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Ron I. said…

    Servant leaders, Allan, thats what we need. Not egocentric leaders.


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