Orange County Board of Education

Andrew Jordan, 37, a Long Beach man sentenced for human trafficking, was also convicted of pimping, pandering, domestic violence, and assault.

The following opinion is now available on the Attorney General’s site: Question: MARK TARDIF, a registered voter and resident of the Orange County Department of Education’s First Trustee District, has applied to this office for leave to sue REBECCA “BECKIE” GOMEZ in quo warranto to remove her from her public …continue reading

Lincoln Club of Orange County

California’s leading conservative donor organization, the Lincoln Club of Orange County, announced its endorsement of 2nd District Trustee Mari Barke, 4th District Trustee Tim Shaw, and 5th District Trustee Lisa Sparks in their re-election to the Orange County Board of Education. Lincoln Club of Orange County President Teresa Hernandez issued …continue reading

Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined Orange County lawmakers to request a briefing from the Board of Education over its decision to reopen schools this fall. In a letter to the Board, the Members expressed safety concerns and sought additional clarification over its recommendations. Full text of the letter …continue reading

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) released the following statement on Orange County schools reopening in the Fall: As a former teacher, I am concerned with the guidelines put forth by the Orange County Board of Education to reopen schools in the fall without implementing safety precautions. COVID-19 cases continue …continue reading

[On January 31],former classroom teacher Andy Thorburn’s campaign for Orange County Board of Education District 3 issued a complaint to the FPPC calling for an investigation into Board Member Ken Williams’ repeated failure to comply with the California Fair Political Practices Commission’s financial disclosure rules. Despite being required to file …continue reading

In a reflection of his wide-ranging support from organizations representing working men and women in his campaign for Orange County Board of Education District 3, former classroom teacher Andy Thorburn secured powerful endorsements from the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510. Both unions …continue reading

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Orange County Board of Education President Mari Barke (R-Los Alamitos) and Trustee Lisa Sparks, Ph.D., (R-Newport Beach) have endorsed Mayor Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) for the 74thAssembly District seat. She is challenging freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) for the seat. “Through her service on the boards of educational institutions …continue reading

Orange County Board of Education Member Rebecca “Beckie” Gomez announced she is seeking re-election to the OC School Board in March 2020. Gomez, who is also a former two-term Tustin Councilmember, represents District 1 on the five-member Board of Education. Unlike elections for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, there …continue reading