At his State of the City speech, which we excerpt at length in this issue, the mayor thanked his colleagues on the council, and the city commissioners and partners sitting in the audience.
Then he thanked his wife Megan, “the first lady of Irvine.” Wagner described “the unique and touching experience of having her administer the oath of office to me in December at the start of my second term.”
It was a nice moment for the mayor, made even sweeter by a photo of he and his wife embracing and kissing after the swearing-in ceremony, which was displayed on the new, nearly jumbotron-sized video screen in the remodeled council chambers.
“That wasn’t the photo up there during our run-through,” the mayor said, a tad bit embarrassed but also seemingly pleased. Who doesn’t like mayors who love their spouses, and aren’t afraid to show it?
See, that’s why we’re torn. Wagner has done a great job for the city. We have no doubt he’ll continue to serve this constituency well if he’s elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors on March 12, the date of the special election to fill the vacant District 3 seat.
We wish the mayor well in the election. We always support those who pursue and accept opportunities to improve their lives and advance their careers. Godspeed, Mr. Mayor!
Still, if Don Wagner is still our mayor this time next month, let’s just say we won’t be terribly displeased.