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Candidate’s Public Background Records

November 6th is almost here!  LBChat has compiled candidate statements, websites/podcasts, news articles and public information obtained from candidates and public information sources. This includes Campaign Finance Disclosure 460 Forms. And, this year we are setting the vetting bar higher by including the California Public Record Act Code# 6253 (CPRA)…

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Merritt Statement On Endorsements

Name change: I dropped my last name of Christiansen and started using my middle name “Merritt” to honor the family member I was named after. Public Safety Experience: I was sworn in by former O.C. Sheriff Brad Gates as a certified RESERVE DEPUTY Sheriff. Thereafter I did about six months…

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Lorene Laguna Statement On Endorsements

Lorene Laguna: Independent candidate serving the residents of the community. Registered organizations endorsements: NO POLITICAL ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN, PAC, candidate endorsement NO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP candidate endorsement NO POLITICAL PARTY candidate endorsement, City Counsel is a NON-PARTISAN OFFICE I retained the services of a professional Campaign Compliance Officer to serve as…

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Blake Statement On Endorsements

PETER BLAKE: I hate both the republicans and democrats equally. I’m an independent and have always been one. I.m pro-abortian, gay rights and not into your religion. On the other hand, I’m also not willing to work seven days a week to support your social programs and don’t stay up…

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Liberate Laguna PAC – Developer Interest Donations

Submitted by Guest: Mike Morris (September 22, 2018) Liberate Laguna sounds like a grass-roots organization working to free Lagunans of the tyranny of City Hall. Burdened by the uncaring bureaucracy, Liberate Laguna sounds like a breath of fresh air to the average resident; perhaps a counterweight to the heavy-hand of…

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PAC and 501(c)4 Group 460 Fundraiser Forms

Liberate Laguna PAC – 460 Sept 23 – Oct 20 2018 – redacted – Click here Liberate Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 – Click here Liberate Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 – Click here Village Laguna – 460 Sept 23 – October 20 2018 – redacted  – Click here Village Laguna Campaign…

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Rob Zur Schmiede

This Candidate has withdrawn from the elections! Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: “Will Double Standard Politics Pay Off?” – LA Times Lions for 2018 CC Candidates – Fullerton Future.org  

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Paul Merritt

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: No Current 460 Campaign Disclosure Forms Filed to Date. Merritt Paul – 460 September 23 – October 25 2018 – redacted 460 – MERRITT – July 7 – Oct. 6 2014-1 Merritt Statement On Endorsements Oct. 3, 2018 – Click here. Request was made…

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Allison Mathews

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: *Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Form 460 Disclosures and Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them. Laguna council candidate Allison Mathews was born into politics – LA Times Allison Mathews for City…

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Judie Mancuso

Judie Mancuso’s Resume – Here *Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them. Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: Mancuso Judie – 460 September 23 – October 20 2018 – redacted Mancuso Judie –…

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Lorene Laguna

Candidate’s Website here Candidate’s Website Resume lists – “RESUME: Librarian Page, Parochial High School Teacher (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physiology & Anatomy), Corporate Manager of Business Operations, Designer” – Several requests for verification for teaching credentials and more information on Business position has been requested through candidate’s website. No Response…

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Cheryl Kinsman

Candidate Website here Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: Kinsman Cheryl – 460 July 1 – Sept. 22, 2018 Kinsman Cheryl – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-1 Kinsman Cheryl – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-2 Kinsman Cheryl – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-5 Kinsman…

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Sue Kempf

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: Kemp Sue – 460 Oct 1 – Oct 22 2018 – redacted Kemp Sue – 460 July 1 – Sept 30 2018 – redacted Kemp Sue – 460 July 1 – July 31 2018 – redacted-1 Kemp Sue – 460 July 1 – July…

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Toni Iseman

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: *Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate and researching media information. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them. 460 – ISEMAN – July 1 – Sept. 22, 2018 460 – ISEMAN – July 1…

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Sue Marie Connolly

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: *Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Form 460 Disclosures, a Resume and Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them. Laguna Beach Day Spa Application – City Documentation  

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Ann Christoph

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: Christoph Ann – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-1 Christoph Ann – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-2 Christoph Ann – 460 July 1 – September 22 2018 Christoph Ann – 460 Sept 23 – Oct 20 2018 – redacted *Laguna Beach…

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Peter Blake

Candidate Website here Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements: Blake Peter – 460 July 1 – September 22 2018 Blake Peter – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018 Blake Peter – 460 September 23 – Oct 20 2018 – redacted Blake Statement on Endorsements Oct. 1, 2018 – Click…

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City Council Candidates – November 6, 2018 Election

1) Elizabeth (Liz) Bates liz@lizforlaguna.com. Picked up nomination papers on 07/17/18 TURNED IN nomination papers: AUGUST 10, 2018 (Signatures verified by ROV – no Candidate Statement) 2) Peter Blake peterblakegallery@mac.com. Picked up nomination papers on 08/06/18 TURNED IN nomination papers: AUGUST 13, 2018 (Candidate Statement & Signatures verified by the ROV) Check…

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Fiscal Prudence Makes Surprise Visit To LB City Hall-Indy

At its 11 July 2017 meeting, the City Council overturned the ‘informal’ Essential Employee Housing Assistance Program that had been created in April 2000.  The idea behind the program was that certain ‘essential’ city employees should live in the city so as to be readily available in case of emergency….

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