Local and State Races for Mission Viejo Voters

Elections 2012: A quick look at the candidates and propositions affecting Mission Viejo.

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

Mission Viejo City Council

It's the day of the 2012 election, and Mission Viejo politics are in full swing.

You have six choices for city council. Will you pick incumbents Frank Ury and Cathy Schlicht? Or will a challenger get your vote, like ?

Read below to learn more about California's ballot propositions.

For .

Read the candidates' responses to Patch reader questions in this debate rundown.

If you'd rather follow the money trail, find out how much each candidate spent and received for their campaigns this year—and find out who funded them.

Capo Unified School District

Check here for the latest CUSD results.

The Capistrano Unified School District will have four trustee seats open. Two are held by John Alpay and Gary Pritchard, who were just elected in 2010 when the voters recalled two sitting trustees.

When the board redrew the boundaries for the trustee areas, Trustee Sue Palazzo's residence was not included in her area, so she can not run for re-election and has said she wasn't planning to, anyway.

Trustee Jack Brick is the other trustee whose seat is up this year. He has decided not to run.

This is the first year where voters can only vote for one trustee because of the passage of Measure H in the 2010 election.

More than $100K Spent in CUSD Races

  • Who's Endorsing Whom for Capo Unified

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) 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 Orange County.

State Assembly

In the 73rd Assembly District, incumbent Diane Harkey again squares off against Jim Corbett, a teacher at Capistrano Valley High School known for his First Amendment fight with a student.

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

Desi Kiss November 06, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Election results beginning at 8:00 p.m. can be seen here: http://www.ocvote.com/results Vote 4 Desi J. Kiss!! Thank you. To learn more please visit: http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/kiss_d/
Shripathi Kamath November 06, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Will someone please inform us where election results can be seen, starting at what time, and perhaps recommend a candidate for the Mission Viejo city council? I have been to three other Patch posts and cannot find this information. Help!
Desi Kiss November 06, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Mr. Kamath the info you're looking 4 was posted earlier by me 3 times on my posts. I was always wondering why they "kissed me off" and why they have stolen over 185 of my yard signs ? ( just over the night abt 10 more ) and about those serial liars that trashed me over the last 2 months? The moment of TRUTH is today after 8:00 PM! Election results beginning at 8:00 p.m. can be seen here: http://www.ocvote.com/results Vote 4 Desi J. Kiss!! Thank you. To learn more please visit: http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/kiss_d/


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