UPDATE: AS OF THE END OF BUSINESS ON 9/25 A FEW OTHER NAMES POPPED UP ON THE ROV SITE THEY ARE:
JAMES GERBUS (R)
JOHN MACMURRAY (D)
BRAIN LEE CROSS (L)
GRANT PETRUZELLI (R)
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MACMURRAY WHO RAN AGAINS DUVALL LAST TIME WE HAVEN’T HEARD OF ANY OF THESE PEOPLE. AS OF 9/26/ LINDA ACKERMAN STILL LIVES IN IRVINE.
Dear Friends, if you visit this handy OC Registrar of Voters webpage you can follow the status of who’s doing what:
As you can see, at this point only three would-be candidates have picked up their nominating papers: Chris Norby, Sharon Quirk-Silva, and Jane Rands. They are registered Republican, Democrat, and Green, respectively.
So where’s the candidate we’ve been talking about lately, Irvine’s own Linda Ackerman? Well, according to the rules you can’t take out your papers if you don’t live in the district. As stated on the ROV website:
Any candidate for Assembly must be a United States citizen and be a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time nomination papers are issued to the person;
So we believe we can safely assume that Mrs. Ackerman has yet to find a plausible fake residence in the 72nd district – of which her Irvine home in a secret, gated community is not a part.