Here's a rundown of candidates and ballot measures facing Lake Forest voters in Tuesday's election.
Lake Forest City Council
Two seats are open on the Lake Forest City Council. They're currently held by Marcia Rudolph, a member of the city's founding council, and Mark Tettemer, who's been on the council since 2004.
Tettemer has decided not to run. Including incumbent Rudolph, there are seven contenders for the two seats:
- Terry Anderson
- Ken Carrell
- Jim Gardner
- Adam Nick
- Dwight Robinson
- Kathy Zechmeister
Review Patch's coverage here:
- GOP Takes Aim at 2 of Its Own in Lake Forest Race
- 7 Council Candidates Share Views at Forum
- Meet Council Candidates Oct. 10 at Beach & Tennis Club
- Register Endorses Two Local Council Candidates
- List of City Council Candidates Finalized
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
The Saddleback Valley Unified School District will have three trustee seats open. Four candidates, including the three current board members, are on the ballot.
Incumbents Ginny Fay Aitkens, Don Sedgwick and Suzie Swartz are aiming for re-election. Challenger Earl Carraway is campaigning for a term on the board.
In the 45th Congressional District U.S. Congressman John Campbell (R) will go up against Irvine Mayor Suhkee Kang.
United States Senate
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) will face 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. Though she currently lives in Northern California, Emken grew up in Orange County.
Sen. Mimi Walters will takes on attorney Steve Young in another matchup for the 37th Senate District.
More coverage: Lawsuit Claims State Sen. Walters Doesn't Live in Own District
Assemblyman Don Wagner will compete with opponent Christina Avalos for the 68th Assembly District seat.
California Ballot Propositions
Prop 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education
Prop 31: State Budget Process
Prop 33: Auto Insurance Rates
Prop 34: Death Penalty Repeal
Prop 36: Three Strikes Law
Prop 37: Genetically Modified Foods
Prop 39: Multistate Business Tax
Prop 40: Redistricting