• September 22, 2020
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Election 2020

Irvine Candidate Forum: Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR THE FORUM Irvine Watchdog is excited to announce its second Irvine Mayor and Council Candidate Forum. The event will be live-streamed on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP for the event to receive a link to participate. The link will be emailed to registrants the day before the […]

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Opinion: Irvine Elections Do Not Truly Represent the Majority

Irvine’s City Council election results do not necessarily represent the preferences of the majority of Irvine Voters. Irvine currently has the “plurality” voting system whereby each voter votes for one candidate and the candidate who gets the most votes wins. The winner does not necessarily get the majority of the votes. Irvine has a very […]

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Election season is here! Tell us what you want to know about…

Edit: This survey is now closed. (09/19/2020) How do you think things are going in Irvine? As we head into the 2020 election, we want to hear what you are thinking about as you decide your vote. Input we receive through this survey will drive the questions we put to candidates for Mayor and Council […]

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2020 IUSD School Board Candidates: Candidate Statements

In 2018, the IUSD School Board changed from an “at large” representation model to the “trustee area” model, utilizing district voting for the first time. The 2020 IUSD School Board elections will be the second districted election. This year, voters will be choosing representatives for Trustee Areas 3 and 5. Since Lauren Brooks’ seat is […]

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2020 City Council Candidates: Candidate Statements

Here are our official City Council candidates for November 2020 along with their candidate statements below. For the list of candidates for Mayor and their candidate statements click here. Name Ballot Designation Agran, Larry Public Interest Attorney Bratton, Laura Family Manager Carroll, Mike *Appointed Vice Mayor, City of Irvine Dillard, Christina Mother/Paralegal Student Garg, Anshul […]

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2020 Mayoral Candidates: Candidate Statements

We have four candidates who have qualified for the mayoral race for the November 2020 election: Candidate Statements   To see the pdf of all the filed mayoral candidate statements: http://legacy.cityofirvine.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=32571

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2020 City Election: Potential Candidates and Money Raised

The Irvine General Municipal election is on November 3, 2020, and deadlines for candidates are fast approaching. Nomination Period Candidates seeking to run for mayor have until August 7, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Candidates seeking to run for city council have until August 12, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Here is a […]

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Election 2020: What’s In Store For Our Current Mayor and Councilmembers

Today marks the beginning of the nomination period for the office of Mayor and Councilmembers. This post covers where our current Mayor and Councilmembers are at in their terms and, where applicable, their plans for this election. Following that is a general background on this election from the City of Irvine and a collection of […]

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Tips for Evaluating Election Information

It’s election season. Irvine voters will be hit with a great deal of information. Some of it accurate, some not, some in between. To evaluate it, ask some questions:  Where is this information coming from? Who is paying for it? What do they want to accomplish? What is their track record? How transparent are they […]

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Is Mike Carroll Using the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Campaign Opportunity?

By: Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board In another self promotional move (read The Liberal OC’s article Big Check Mike Carroll’s Dishonest Approach To 2020), Carroll directs those in need of food, prescription drugs, or other necessities to email him directly, emphasizing the importance of doing so in ALL CAPS BOLD. Shouldn’t these items be handled by […]

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