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Orange County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Council Member; City of Costa Mesa Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 17 1:45pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (71/71)
32.8% Voter Turnout (1,133,204/1,683,001)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Sandra L. "Sandy" Genis 15,982 votes 17.9%

  • Occupation: Land Planner/Businesswoman
Steve Mensinger Click here for more information about this candidate 14,199 votes 15.9%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Appointed Councilmember
  • Costa Mesa Planning commissioner
  • President Costa Mesa Pop Warner 07-11
  • President Estancia Sports Boosters
  • Board Sheriff's Advisory
  • Former Board Member Boy Scouts of America
  • Former President South Coast Metro Alliance
  • Budget and Pension Reform
  • Better roads, parks and facilities
  • Improved Public Safety
Gary Monahan Click here for more information about this candidate 13,945 votes 15.6%
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Local Restaurateur
  • 3-time mayor
  • 4-term City Council Member
  • OCTA Board Member
  • Newport Mesa CAC Chairperson
  • Book of Golden Deeds Award Recipient
  • Costa Mesa Charter-Measure V-Supporter
  • Reign in Public Employee Pensions
  • Strengthen Costa Mesa's Budget
John Stephens Click here for more information about this candidate 13,790 votes 15.5%
  • Occupation: Business Attorney
  • Law Degree from UC Davis
  • Bachelors Degree in Business from Cal Poly, Pomona
  • Finance and Pastoral Council, St. John the Baptist
  • Little League Coach and Board Member
  • Softball Coach and Board Member
  • Active in Bar Associaiton and Professional Groups
  • Public Safety, Strengthening Police Force
  • Avoiding Unecessary Legal Fees
  • Defeating Charter Scheme
Colin McCarthy Click here for more information about this candidate 13,450 votes 15.1%
  • Occupation: Costa Mesa Commissioner/Businessman
  • Chairman, Costa Mesa Planning Commission
  • Founder, Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association
  • President, Mesa North Community Association
  • Board Member, Costa Mesa United
  • J.D. Loyola Law School
  • Control spending to balance our budget
  • Invest in aging infrastructure, such as roads and parks
  • Attract families to reduce crime and increase tax base
Harold Weitzberg Click here for more information about this candidate 11,697 votes 13.1%
  • Occupation: Business Executive
  • 29 year resident of Costa Mesa
  • Built numerous, well known brands
  • Former Special Education Teacher
  • Active in Children's Groups at Estancia HS
  • Bachelor's Degree from New York University
  • Master's Degree from Hofstra University
  • Obtain sustainable agreements for pension reform with all city employees, including Police and Fire.
  • Eliminate questionable spending practices.
  • Improve and increase the business categories that can thrive in this city and add to the city's growth and positive image.
Al Melone Click here for more information about this candidate 3,658 votes 4.1%
  • Occupation: retired CPA
  • MBA in Finance, Michigan State U. 1969
  • Referendum on city's present fireworks (discharge and sale) policies
  • Favor privatization of city services where it makes sense
  • Favor proposed City Charter
James Rader 2,449 votes 2.7%
  • Occupation: Inside Sales Engineer

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