The Council meets on Mondays although that might change. For information go to https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/elected_officials/city_council/.
Back in 2017 Brendon Love, an attorney and friend of the HB Huddle shared an in-depth presentation on the importance and scope of the Board of Supervisors. Please click https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/analysis-of-orange-county-government/ to review the presentation.
There will be a special election for Orange County Supervisor District 2. The cities in District 2 include Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley (portions of), Buena Park (portions of), Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Stanton and unincorporated areas of Rossmoor. As you may know, the reason for the Special election is that current Dist. 2 supervisor is Michelle Steel, who will be replacing Harley Rouda as our congressperson for the 48th. (Harley will be back in 2024!)
Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, mother, and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has served Costa Mesa as a City Councilmember or Mayor for 14 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees for 4 years.
As Mayor of Costa Mesa, Foley fought for and secured emergency financial assistance and loans for local small businesses struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership helped many businesses, including South Coast Plaza, find creative ways to safely reopen.
Foley is President of The Foley Group, PLC, which is located in Costa Mesa after 20 years in Newport Beach. In 2001 and 2004, she was honored by Women in Leadership and the National Association of Women Business Owners at the annual Remarkable Women Awards event.
Foley is a Head Start graduate who obtained her BA in English at UCLA and law degree on a scholarship to Seattle University School of Law, where she was the Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus.
For more information got to her website at https://www.katrinafoley.com/ There soon will be opportunities to volunteer for her campaign. It is essential that she win so we can begin to hold the Board of Supervisors accountable to the citizens of the OC.
NEWS FLASH: OC Board of Supervisors election is set for March 9th with mail in voting starting February 8. Your mail in ballots will be coming soon. Our candidate is, of course, Katrina Foley. Check her website for information on volunteering and donating. https://www.katrinafoley.com/ HB Huddle is providing an opportunity to write postcards for Katrina. Go to https://tinyurl.com/Flip2BluePostcards to sign up to get postcards
Below are results of the election for the HB area
The results are disappointing but not tragic. The 48th was created to favor Republicans. It was quite an accomplishment to gain the seat in 2018 and dismiss a do nothing Representative that had been contributing next to zero. Harley Rouda served us admirably from 2018 till now. He will be back, with our help. See his statement by clicking this link:https://harleyforcongress.com/media-center/results/
LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS
Dave Min wins seat on the California State Senate! Please see his statement by clicking the link: https://davemin.com/news/victory-announcement/
Regrettably it seems that Deidre Nguyen and Sergio Contreras might not be able to serve.
The best place to look for Joe and Kamala’s policies is the website: https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/ For a different perspective take a look at what the BBC thinks check out: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53575474
Breaking LOCAL News: The Board of Supervisors Special Election is set for March 9. Mail in ballots will be available as of February 8. Katrina Foley’s website is https://www.katrinafoley.com/ Please volunteer and donate.