The OCGOP Endorsements Committee Unanimously Recommends Sebourn & Whitaker


In a unanimous vote, Orange County’s GOP endorsements Committee endorsed Bruce Whitaker  to replace Shawn Nelson in the two year seat, and Greg Sebourn for the four year seat. Pat McKinley squeaked by with a 3-2 vote, but insiders believe the $215,000 pension double dipper  won’t pass muster when it comes to a vote of the full body.

Bruce entered political activism in 1992 when he became incensed at the largest federal tax increase in U.S. history and the largest state tax increase in California’s history under Governor Pete Wilson. He became active in the city of Fullerton the following year when he led a successful effort to recall a majority of the City Council and repeal unnecessary utility taxes. That repeal has saved more than $150 million for Fullerton taxpayers to date.

After the Orange County bankruptcy, Bruce Whitaker debated against tax proponents and authored numerous guest editorials which helped defeat a bankruptcy sales tax in 1995, resulting in more than $2.2 billion in California taxpayer savings.

Greg Sebourn is an FFFF blogger, a professional land surveyor and an educator at Santiago Canyon College. He’s relatively new to politics, but is very aware of the evils of redevelopment and the deficiencies in our current infrastructure.

Greg has some great ideas for saving money and improving public services in our city.

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  1. #1 by The Desert Rat on September 1, 2010

    What happened to Blankhead?

    • #2 by Allan Bartlett on September 1, 2010

      He didn’t submit any endorsement paperwork to us to consider. He probably realized(correctly) that he would not pass muster with all his bad votes.

  2. #3 by TheFullertonWatcher on September 1, 2010

    I like the friendly commentary from Greg’s friends at the FFFF blog. Greg must not have spoke about his idea to buy foreclosed houses and rent them with the option to buy to the homeless.

    • #4 by Nobody on September 1, 2010

      Oh, that’s cute. Sebourn has his own little troll.

      Watcher, why don’t you learn how Redevelopment works and the come back when you can act like a big boy?

  3. #5 by just a guy on September 1, 2010

    I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to be intellectually dishonest without an intellect. Thank you FullertonWatcher for the demonstration.

  4. #6 by Anonymous on September 1, 2010

    Go Bruce and Greg, Go!

  5. #7 by TheFullertonWatcher on September 1, 2010

    I understand how it works and I understand that the only successful redevelopment is the one that government does not participate in and tax dollars aren’t used on.

    So I guess I’m wrong when that when Greg openly states at a public forum that he wants to use redevelopment funds in Fullerton to address the homeless problem in the city. Sebourn is a younger version of Bankhead and good old Dr. Jones however he is the lesser evil. I guess I’m just upset because I want solid candidates and the field is stacked with nothing!

    Did Barry submit endorsement paperwork?

    • #8 by Anonymous on September 1, 2010

      Fullertonwatcher: You are starting to be a pain in the ass!

      Sebourn is never to be compared to Bankhead or Dr. Jones, because Sebourn is not your typical consummate politician!

      Sebourn is his own person, independent and who is most humble human being you will have ever met.

  6. #9 by Joe Sipowicz on September 1, 2010

    You do not understand. 20% of Redevelopment property tax increment must be used on “affordable housing.” And that’s because of Jones and Bankhead.

  7. #10 by TheFullertonWatcher on September 2, 2010

    Greg it’s really not okay to say you are humble.

  8. #11 by yoda on September 7, 2010

    these two guys look like doooooshes to me.

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