By Kelly R. Hubbard:
As many of you know, there are two open seats up for election this year on the Board of Supervisors! In my neck of the woods, voters will decide on either Michelle Steel or Allan Mansoor to replace termed-out John Moorlach in the second district. Another very important Supervisoral race is taking place in the 5th district in South Orange County. Patricia “Pat” Bates, current representative in the 5th, is termed-out and she’s also running for state senate in North San Diego County.
In the 5th District, three GOP candidates are running to replace her: former Laguna Niguel Mayor Robert Ming, Mission Viejo Councilman Frank Ury, and Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett.
It’s important that we maintain a strong fiscally responsible presence on the Board of Supervisors, particularly since John Moorlach and Patricia Bates will soon be departing. Particularly Moorlach, but to a lesser extent Bates, both have maintained a high level of fiscal integrity while serving on the Board of Supervisors! It’s crucial that we elect someone in their place who has demonstrated those same fiscally conservative values!
Based on my review of the three GOP candidates running, I believe the best and most qualified candidate is former Laguna Niguel Mayor Robert Ming! I have looked into Ming’s record from 2006 through 2013! I have not found any glaring inconsistencies, particularly on fiscal matters! Under his watch both as Mayor and on the Council, Robert Ming has never voted for a tax increase and has fought successfully throughout the years for balanced budgets!
In the case of one of his opponents, Mission Viejo Councilman Frank Ury, there is a much more inconsistent record on fiscal issues, this according to local activists who have developed a scorecard of his record! Ming’s other GOP opponent, Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett, has a voting history of tax increases!
Ming is a lifelong Orange County resident and a devoted family man! He has a fairly long and very distinguished legal career, which includes once serving as a research aide for former Clinton Impeachment Prosecutor Kenneth Starr and he once served as a clerk for O.J. Simpson Trial Judge Lance Ito!
These days, after serving several years on the city council, Ming is now top attorney for a local Investment Banking firm. He’s also a well-known Orange County Republican activist and one of the original authors of a Voter I.D. Act initiative! I strongly encourage to find out more about Ming and take a look at his issues page on his website! The 5th Supervisoral District encompasses pretty much all of southern Orange County, south of Irvine. Let’s elect another strong fiscal conservative to represent us in County government! Robert Ming for O.C. Supervisor, 5th District! Read below.