The Orange County Register got it right with their endorsement of Greg Sebourn for city council in the newly created District 3. The Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers (FACT) also endorses Greg, as we did in both 2010 and 2014. We need to re-elect Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn.
You can learn more about Greg and his personal, professional and political accomplishments here.
The odd thing about this race is that even if Greg wins, Jesus Silva will still retain his seat on the Council for another two years. It’s a mystery as to why he is even running, though it may be that his public employee union supporters think this might be a way to oust Sebourn; the Fullerton Police Officers Association used smear tactics against Greg in the 2014 campaign.
The third candidate in this race, Nickolas Wildstar, is not a serious contender. Though he claims to have lived in Fullerton for five years, the first time we noticed that he appeared at a city council meeting was in September — way too little, and way too late.
FACT is not endorsing in District 5. None of the candidates have been involved enough in city politics to have established a track record upon which to base an endorsement.
IF YOU WANT MORE INFO ON THE CANDIDATES:
You can watch the candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
The Orange County Register also did a comparison of the candidates’ positions on the issues, and you can check that out here.
Regarding the odd story of pilfering Paulette Chaffee who allegedly dropped out of the race after her campaign sign-stealing scandal made television news, we recommend this post on the Fullerton Rag. It was also covered by the Orange County Register, the Voice of OC,and the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog here, here, here and here.
It even garnered coverage by the Daily Mail — a British newspaper.