• October 31, 2020
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Election 2020

WATCH: Irvine Mayor & Council Candidate Forum

IRVINE WATCHDOG’S 2020 MAYOR AND COUNCIL FORUM For candidate websites, voter registration, and the latest election articles from Watchdog, please read on. CANDIDATE WEBSITES For direct links to their campaign websites, click on their name below. For more information, including links to all candidates’ campaign websites, social media accounts, Ballotpedia records, and more, visit the Irvine […]

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Election 2020: Candidates Money Raised from July 1 – Sept 19 (Updated)

(Updated to include additional filings) All candidates running for elected office must provide campaign finance data on who is contributing money, who has received it, and what has been spent. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Irvine City Council Candidates reported on expenses and contributions for the reporting period from July 1, 2020 – September […]

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Irvine Candidate Forum: Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM

Updated 09/30/2020 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 click here to participate on the day, or to view a recording of the event after the fact. Submit Your Questions This is an important opportunity […]

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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…

Updated 09/30/2020 Edit: This survey is now closed. 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 […]

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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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