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Fountain Valley 2012 Election Guide

A quick look at the candidates and propositions affecting Fountain Valley.

Here's a rundown of candidates and ballot measures facing Fountain Valley voters in Tuesday's election.

Fountain Valley City Council

In Fountain Valley, the race for two open seats on the Fountain Valley City Council involves four candidates: incumbent Councilman Steve A. Nagel, Bryan Tice, Duy T. Nguyen, Cheryl Brothers, and Patrick Tucker. Long-time council member Larry Crandall decided not to run again, leaving his seat open.

Measure N

Measure N asks voters to approve a $23.5 million bond for classroom technology upgrades in Founatin Valley schools. If approved, it would raise property taxes in the district by an estimated $14.50 per every $100,000 of assessed property vallue.

Fountain Valley Unified School District

There are four candidates vying for two open seats on the Board of Trustees: Jim Cunneen, Ian p Collins, Jeanne Galindo, and  Thomas Hobbs.

Congress

In the 48th Congressional District (which stretches from Seal Beach to Aliso Viejo), Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is running against Democrat Ron Varasteh.

United States Senate

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) faces Republican Challenger Elizabeth Emken in the race to represent California. One of the most entrenched incumbents in the senate, Feinstein has a whopping fundraising lead with $9,148,030 to Emken’s $676,726. Emken currently lives in Northern California, but she grew up in Seal Beach.

State Assembly

In the 72nd Assembly District, two Republicans will go head to head, the result of California's new open primary. Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar aims to be the first state legislator from Los Alamitos. He faces Huntington Beach businessman Travis Allen. They may share a party and both have taken a stance against tax increases, but thus far, the race has been a slugfest.

California Ballot Propositions

Prop 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education

Prop 31: State Budget Process

Prop 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deductions

Prop 33: Auto Insurance Rates

Prop 34: Death Penalty Repeal

Prop 35: Human Trafficking/Sex Offender Penalties

Prop 36: Three Strikes Law

Prop 37: Genetically Modified Foods

Prop 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs  

Prop 39: Multistate Business Tax

Prop 40: Redistricting

Katherine November 06, 2012 at 01:47 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
Laura C November 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I'm a little disappointed that you left off a late-comer to the FV School Board. Nicola Weiss is a write-in, and decided to run after hearing how disconnected some of the other candidates are. In the future, I'm hoping you get the whole story in your articles. Thank you!

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