| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:14 PM
Former Republican state Sen. Sharon Runner of Lancaster, who rebounded after receiving a double lung transplant three years ago, was the only candidate to file papers by Friday’s deadline to run in a special election to fill a Senate seat vacated...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:41 PM
Former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach announced Wednesday that he intends to run for the state Senate.
Moorlach, who had been mulling the decision for the past several weeks, is seeking the 37th Senate District seat vacated by Mimi Walters (R-...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:48 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called special elections for March 17 to fill three state Senate seats vacated because the members were elected to Congress in November. A runoff is scheduled for May 19 for seats in which no candidate wins a majority vote....
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
After eight years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and more than a decade before that as the county treasurer, John Moorlach now finds himself in the midst of emptying out his office.
But where exactly the Costa Mesa resident will be unpacking...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Former Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) has filled the vacancy created by Roderick Wright's resignation from the California Senate.
Hall won about 55% of the vote in a special election in Wright's Inglewood-area district on...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register, will take place Sept. 18 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College.
This go-around will...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The head of the campaign arm for congressional Republicans is planning a swing through California next week to help raise money for GOP candidates in eight districts.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden will host an event...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Two members of the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would protect California's beach fire rings by overruling a recent decision that places restrictions on them.
The bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblywoman...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced more endorsements this week in her campaign for the 45th Congressional District. The election is set for next June.
Walters, whose 37th District includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and portions of Huntington Beach and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A Republican measure that would have prohibited public transit workers from striking was rejected by a state Senate panel Monday with Democrats in opposition.
Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) introduced SB 423 in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress.