| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress.
Leece, a Republican, is exploring a race for the 48th Congressional District seat held by longtime U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa).
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Andy Scott had the honor of playing "Amazing Grace" in front of more than 100 people in Pier Plaza on Monday morning.
But the Huntington Beach resident, donned in a traditional Scottish piper's uniform, ran into some technical difficulties during the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The longtime Costa Mesa resident and former mayor has been mulling the decision since at least May. If...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Saying she's concerned about public safety and quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa, Katrina Foley told the Daily Pilot on Friday night that she is strongly considering a run for City Council.
The 46-year-old Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:30 PM
In Matthew Harper's nearly three years on the Huntington Beach City Council, he has built a reputation as conservative, pro-business and unfraid to put in his 2 cents.
He always comes to the meetings prepared, whether he intends to speak for or...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles liberal, on the same side of an issue?
The Ripley's Believe It or Not moment came Thursday in a House vote to pass a budget deal designed to...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- Once again, there was Rep. Dana Rohrabacher breaking from most of his congressional colleagues, including fellow Orange County conservatives, to oppose an aid package for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
"We should not permit...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Former state Sen. Tom Harman has endorsed Costa Mesa City Council candidate Tony Capitelli, according to a recent news release.
In it, Harman, a Republican whose 35th District included Costa Mesa, called Capitelli a "principled young leader who has...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Former Mayor Mary Hornbuckle announced this week that she is backing school board Trustee Katrina Foley's run for City Council.
"Katrina Foley is the kind of council member Costa Mesa needs: someone who is invested in the community, who genuinely...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office.
Harper is vying for a place in the Assembly, while...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
I always ask candidates what made them decide to throw their hat in the ring.
Nine times out of 10 they tell me so many people are urging them to run they can't ignore the pleas.
How many is "many"?
No one's ever given me a number, though I've...