Wagner is well known to voters and residents after two years leading the city as mayor, coupled with his prior experience in Sacramento. Daigle has been a candidate numerous times in the past, and Pope was a vocal proponent of the No on Measure B campaign. There was no candidate statement provided for Ing Tiong.
In November, voters will choose who will lead the city for the next two years. To aid in that decision, Irvine City News is letting the candidates speak for themselves by publishing their candidate statements submitted to the city. We’re also quoting the ballotpedia.com profiles that exist for the candidates, including records of service, biographies and past election results. Ballotpedia is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and not affiliated with any political campaign or advocacy group.
Mayor Donald Wagner
My wife and I came to lrvine 27 years ago and raised our children here, educating them in lrvine schools and sharing in lrvine’s wonderful quality of life. As I complete my first two-year term as Mayor, I look with pride on the city’s many accomplishments under my leadership. The quality of life that drew my family and probably yours here remains the best in America. We are America’s safest large city, with world-class schools.
In my prior service with the local college district, I led a board that balanced 12 straight budgets without raising taxes or floating bonds. I brought that same fiscally responsible approach to lrvine.
Since my election as Mayor, lrvine has each year won recognition as among America’s most fiscally sound cities. As Mayor, I have spearheaded an lrvine renaissance without raising taxes. The Great Park is finally being built out. I created a Transportation Commission to reduce traffic and stopped the creation of an lrvine homeless tent city.
You’ve seen more parks, wilderness trails, and sports facilities open. Real planning for the long promised cultural terrace is now happening, while live music returned to lrvine at our new amphitheater. I want to continue working for you!
Donald “Don” Wagner is the mayor of Irvine, California. He was elected on November 8, 2016, and was sworn into office on December 13, 2016.
Wagner was previously a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 68 from 2010 to 2016. Wagner was also a 2015 special election Republican candidate for District 37 of the California State Senate. He won 44 percent of the vote in that race, placing second of four candidates for the seat.
Wagner holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings.
As of his run for mayor in 2016, Wagner was an attorney. He has served as president of the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, the American Lung Association of Orange County, and the Orange County chapter of the Federalist Society. He has also been a judge pro tempore for the Superior Court of Orange County and a member of committees and advisory boards of the Orange County Bar Association.
Wagner and his wife, Megan, have three children.
My background is in business, finance and local government. My professional career has included serving as a legal affairs and financial Vice President for more than twenty years at a large healthcare data company, an elected Director and public servant for Woodbridge Village Association for more than 6 years, serving 30,000 residents, and a small business owner. I am an MBA graduate, wife, and proud mom, my daughter is attending medical school.
I believe education is the foundation of strength and success. I too believe that the hardworking families of Irvine deserve an advocate who will stand up against local bureaucracy and political groups to defend our rights as a community for transparency, accountability, integrity and honesty from our local officials.
I will work with local and county officials to assist and help our city residents keep safe and secure in our neighborhoods, communities, homes, and our schools.
With the lack of affordable housing and oversight in Orange County, our situation has given rise to commuter traffic congestion and increased crime in our communities. We must cut wasteful bloated local government, reduce taxes and incentivize local businesses. I understand how to maintain and forecast a budget with a fiscally responsible approach.
Katherine Daigle was a 2018 Republican candidate for District 74 of the California State Assembly.
Daigle was a candidate for mayor of Irvine in California. Daigle was defeated in the general election on November 8, 2016. Daigle previously ran for mayor of Irvine in 2012 and 2014. Daigle also ran for District 74 of the California State Assembly in 2016. She was defeated in the top-two primary in June 2016.
Daigle holds a B.A. in business from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, and a paralegal certificate from Kaplan University.
As of her run for mayor in 2016, Daigle was founder and president of Paralegal Outsourcing & Associates. Her professional experience also includes work as founder and management partner of KND Legal Consulting and as vice president of financial and administrative contracts for the healthcare database company SK&A.
Daigle has served as the director of the Woodbridge Village Association and a volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.
She has also been a member of the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and the Republican Party of Orange County.
Daigle and her husband, Phil, have one daughter, Brittany.
Ed Pope submitted a Candidate Statement that has been challenged in court by Bill Sandlin, one of the military veterans who has been a leader in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation for over a decade.
The Court has set a hearing on the matter for Sept. 7, 2018.
Larry Agran is Ed Pope’s lawyer in the matter.
Bill Sandlin and the veterans are being represented by attorney Mark Rosen.
Irvine City News has made an editorial decision to not re-print potentially misleading and stricken content from Pope’s candidate statement. Any interested reader can find the statement in question at the city of Irvine website.
The Court is being asked to rule on whether the statement is false and misleading to the voters and violates the California Elections code by referring negatively to other candidates rather than merely stating the qualifications of Pope.
California Elections Code 13308 provides that a candidate’s statement “shall not in any way make reference to other candidates for that office or to another candidate’s qualifications, character, or activities.
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No information on Ed Pope available.