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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Two Great Letters In Today's Irvine World News


It seems we will get the last laugh on Election Day. As a former two-term Irvine Chamber of Commerce board of director, I was pleased with their recent council forum exit poll; finance commissioner John Duong vaulted way ahead of Beth Krom, 60 percent vs. 38 percent. Councilwoman and former two-term mayor Christina Shea, along with Planning Commission vice chair Bill Mavity, easily won too.
This Krom, Kang, Gaido meltdown reminds me of the once high-flying Krispy Kreme phenomenon. Remember? The donut shops were all the rave with huge lines of support representing a cross-cultural and economically diverse group of fans. But, eventually people saw beyond the sugary glaze. The craze chilled, the stores closed and its market value plunged.
Even as a Democrat and former Krom running mate (I lost to Shea in 2002 by 64 votes) I am voting for Duong, Shea and Mavity.
Mitch Goldstone

I’m glad we are voting for Irvine mayor and city council representatives in this November election. Irvine has received negative publicity for various reasons.
As I see it, one solution would be to change the council makeup. From my perspective three liberals control the city council and the two conservatives are overridden on most issues.
I think changing the dynamics of the voting bloc would be in the best interest of those of us who are conservative and grateful for the opportunity to live here.
A new mayor and a new conservative council member would give a breath of fresh air to the 3-2 deadlock in Irvine city hall.
I am taking advantage of the privilege to vote.
A.M. Burkett

Ditto Mr Burkett on needing a breath of fresh air. Even former Agran allies like Mitch Goldstone, Chris Mears, Mark Petracca, and others are voting for Team Irvine. 60 to 38%, now those are some blowout numbers.


  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger Dan Chmielewski said…

    Allan -- Mitch left out one very important detail; the results are the votes of 48 people, most of whom are way to the right. You and Mitch are guilty of hyping this poll way out of proportion. From you, I can understand it. From him, I'm disappointed.

    Hope you know that the Irvine Chamber is against Prop 90

  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Dan Chmielewski said…

    Update number #2 -- balnk ballots from empty chairs were collected by friends of Team Irvine. I have an eyewitness...nice. Very student council election.

  • At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Extra votes? That explains how Beth was able to secure at least 38%. Perhaps her supporters each cast a handful of extra ballots each?!

  • At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I did not have chance to go for vote. But will vote for Duong, Shea and Mavity too.
    Because I have watched local channel 30 almost every week. I found interest things that there are two parties battled very strong and that make people wondering...


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