Its Official!! After a brief hiatus, we're bloggin back to bring you our take on the final tally of the vote in the recent March Elections ......., and guess who bought, whoops, garnered the highest count of ballots for another term?
The "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" masters the art of courting support (for a price, allegedly).
13,704 CD 14 residents (out of a population of 250,000 constituents) are to be commended for insuring another four years (plus eighteen months thanks to Charter Amendment 1 & 2) of loyalty-based constituent services (for a designated price, allegedly).
Despite all the rumors to the contrary, a certain blogger did not become Hollenbeck Park Catfish food in the aftermath of CD 14 City Councilman Jose "The Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" Huizar's sweeping reelection .........., but we hear that Mrs. Huizar has been blessed with a new set of wheels, but I digress.
As of Friday, for those who still refuse to accept the blunt reality that copious allocations of General Council Purposes Fund Grants to targeted community groups, mixed with hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions, along with outside/inside Independent Expenditures Committee cash, can buy you office space at 200 Spring Street ........., behold the final, official count of the vote via the City Clerk.
Nadine Momoyo Diaz, 913 votes, 4.35%.
Jose Huizar, 13,704 votes, 65.43%.
John O'Neill, 483 votes, 2.30%.
Mario Chavez, 774 votes, 3.69%
Gloria Molina, 5,099 votes, 24.31%
There is no need to continue dwelling (maybe merely posting the final tally of expenditures will suffice?) on the "money-root causes" for the "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate's" sweeping victory ......, but we should note that 7,000 plus constituents did choose to vote for someone else. Thus, rest assure that this CD 14 cyber outpost will still act as the objective dissimulator of bloggin commentary as a wayward "Tonto Huevon" pays off his "debts of reelection gratitude's" to the Downtown Special Interests.
Carolyn Ramsey, 3,719 votes, 15.25%
David Ryu, 3,634 votes, 14.90%
Tomas O'Grady, 3,427 votes 14.05%
** LACCD Board of Trustee Seat # 1 Candidate Francesca Vega can surely blame her loss to Andra Hoffman to the "Other Woman Candidate" Maria "Sokie" Quintero considering that Quintero garnered 26,953 votes.
** Who among current LAUSD School Board Members Tamar Galatzan, Bennett Kayser and Richard "Dr. Death" Vladovic, will survive their respective May Runoffs? Surely, expect major money to be spent in outing Kayser and protecting Galatzan and Vladovic, from "Private Citizen/Mercenary Campaign Consultant" John Shallman's new Charter School friends.
Your thoughts ............
Scott Johnson in CD 14