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Eastvale Elections Nov 3

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The next general municipal election for the City of Eastvale will be held on Nov. 3, for two City Council seats: Districts 2 and 5. Both elected Council Members will receive a full 4-year term.

The list of candidates for District 2 and District 5, in ballot order, is as follows:
District 2:
•Linda Ou
•Bashar Madani
•Christian Dinco
•Melissa Cochran
District 5:
•Ike Bootsma
•Raul Gutierrez

All City Council candidates must reside in the district in which they are running for, be a registered voter, at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. citizen.

Recent state and national changes mean that many voters may wish to cast their vote early. Below is a list of ways you can vote this year, courtesy of the City of Eastvale

All registered voters in Riverside County will be mailed a ballot in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order. If you choose to vote at home, you can return your ballot by mail (no postage required). Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received by November 20, 2020. Visit eastvaleca.gov for more details on how to vote by mail and track your ballot.

Ballot Drop-Off Locations in Eastvale:
•Eastvale City Hall, located at 12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910. Open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
•Eastvale Community Center, located at 13820 Schleisman Road. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
•Harada Neighborhood Center, located at 13099 Sixty Fifth Street. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vote In-Person
Early voting is taking place the Registrar of Voters Office located at 2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside. You can vote early between Oct. 5 through Oct. 30, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Voting on Election Day, Nov. 3, will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voting locations in Eastvale include:
•Eastvale Branch Library Community Room – 7447 Scholar Way
•Eastvale City Hall City Council Chamber – 12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910
•Eastvale Community Center Pinnacle Room – 13820 Schleisman Road
Harada Neighborhood Center Activity Room B – 13099 Sixty Fifth Street
Voter Assistance Centers will be available for four days beginning the Saturday before the November 3, 2020, election. If you visit a voter assistance center in person, it is recommended to go before Election Day to help with physical distancing.

San Gabriel Valley: Unofficial Election Results


SGV – Tues., June 3, was Election Day, and voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots for several local and statewide races in the California Primary.


Curt Hagman

Below are some of the highlights of the results, the most notable being with Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills), who was beat with just a 3% margin by Gloria McLeod for the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors District 4 seat. Hagman, a former mayor of Chino Hills, terms out as State Assemblyman in District 55 this year. He will be unofficially replaced by Diamond Bar councilwoman, Ling-Ling Chang, who ran against fellow councilmember Steve Tye.


Ling-Ling Chang

Here are the unofficial results, as posted by NBC Southern California, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting:
• L.A. County Sheriff – Jim McDonnell; 49%
• California Governor – Jerry Brown; 54%
• California Lieutenant Governor – Gavin Newsome; 50%
• Secretary of State – Alex Padilla and Pete Peterson; each with 30% of the vote.
• Attorney General – Kamala Harris; 53%
• Glendale City Council – Paula Devine; 33%
• San Bernardino County Sheriff – John McMahon; 63%
• San Bernardino District Attorney – Michael Ramos; 61%
• San Bernardino Supt of Schools – Ted Alejandre; 55%
• San Bernardino Board of Supervisors (District 2) – Janice Rutherford; 68%
• San Bernardino Board of Supervisors (District 4) – Gloria McLeod; 43%
• State Assembly (District 33) – John Coffey; 24%
• State Assembly (District 43) – Mike Gatto; 67%
• State Assembly (District 48) – Roger Hernandez; 49%
• State Assembly (District 49) – Ed Chau; 61% of the vote.
• State Assembly (District 52) – Freddie Rodriguez; 56%
• State Assembly (District 55) – Ling-Ling Chang; 28%
• State Assembly (District 57) – Rita Topalian; 51%
• Measure A, Monterey Park Zoning – YES
• Measure G, Glendale Charter Amendment – YES
• Measure W, Whittier Electrics – YES

Walnut: Voters Flooded With Attack Ads Prior To City Election

By Michael Armijo

Walnut – With the Walnut City Council race nearing Election Day this coming Tuesday, April 8, the registered voters of Walnut are being flooded with not only the usual political advertising from the candidates, but also attack ads that are targeting the three candidates found on the ballot – Councilwoman Mary Su, Councilman Bob Pacheco and challenger Betty Tang.

Two political organizations are sponsoring these attack ads.  One of the organizations is Citizens to Protect Walnut, led by long-time Walnut resident, Phillip Bennett.  Bennett’s organization has been active in the last three Walnut City Council races.   The second group mailing out political “hit pieces” calls itself, “Taxpayers for Quality Leadership.”

According to their information on the Fair Political Practices Commission website (FPPC.ca.gov), Taxpayers for Quality Leadership (FPPC ID1361185) was established on October 7, 2013 and is controlled by Lisa Buchanan of Elk Grove, a suburb in Sacramento.  The PAC’s Treasurer is lawyer Gary Crummitt, who has an office in Long Beach.  Telephone messages left for Buchanan and Crummitt by our staff, asking why their political action committee was interested in the Walnut City Council election, have gone unanswered.

The campaign literature being distributed by Citizens to Protect Walnut has specialized in negative literature targeting candidate Tang, but it has also been sending out rebuttals to the attacks on Council Member Mary Su that have been sponsored by Taxpayers for Quality Leadership.  When asked why he was so involved in this year’s Walnut City Council race, Bennett replied,  “I think Mary Su and Bob Pacheco are doing a fine job, and for some reason there seems to be a lot of outside money involved in this year’s election.  I want to make sure Walnut remains in the hands of people who actually live here.”

Attack ads distributed by Taxpayers for Quality Leadership have so far only targeted Council Member Su, despite the fact that Su and Pacheco are sharing a campaign office and made it clear they are running as a team.  Asked why she felt she is the only incumbent councilmember being attacked by Taxpayers for Quality Leadership, Su said, “I can only assume there is someone with access to lots of money who is determined to remove me from office for their own political reasons, but that person is afraid to be openly associated with it.  If my enemy is from the Chinese community they know very well that most of the Chinese community will immediately turn on them if their identity becomes known.”

And a lot of money it appears to be. According to the City of Walnut website, Betty Tang’s campaign contributions are now up to $96,937. This is the current total even after Tang returned five campaign contributions she received illegally (see www.anapr.com for related stories). But interestingly enough, Tang loaned her campaign $15,000, which leaves $81,000 worth of contributions. Of that $81,000, almost 80% are from addresses outside of Walnut. In addition to the $81,000, the outside group, Taxpayers for Quality Leadership, has contributed almost $11,000 in spending against Tang’s opponents.

Other interesting tidbits about Taxpayers for Quality Leadership: According to the FPPC, the committee also filed two 462 “Verification of Independent Expenditures” reports on Oct. 22, 2013, citing their support/opposition for candidates. In the first report, Michael Lewis signed both documents stating “in support of Margaret Finlay, Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, and Sheryl Lefmann for City Council Member for the City of Duarte,” and “in opposition of Phil Reyes,” for the same November 2013 election. The report also states “in support of Cary C. Chen and Lynne Ebenkamp for Board Member for Roland Unified School District,” (http://fppc.ca.gov/form462/2013/city/1361185_10222013.pdf). Why this group has an interest in Walnut remains unanswered.

Election Day is this Tuesday, April 8.  Be sure to make an educated decision and vote for those who you feel would best represent you as a resident.