• September 17, 2021
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Christina Shea and Mike Carroll Lead in Developer-Funded PAC Contributions

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 31, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 31, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure (IE) is an […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Campaign Contributions – Results from First Filing

We are less than ten months away from the city’s local election on November 3, 2020, where we will be voting for mayor and two city council seats. The seats up for election are currently held by appointed Mayor Christina Shea, appointed Councilmember Mike Carroll, and Councilmember Melissa Fox, who is running for State Assembly […]

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Calling For Public Participation In Irvine’s Decision Making Process

Irvine’s elections are supposed to be non-partisan. Our city councilmembers are elected to represent the best interests of Irvine residents but do they? Our city council candidates vow to represent the interests of Irvine voters if elected but will they? The way for residents to influence the decision making process is by means of public […]

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