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Kring to Run for Supervisor; Ward for Anaheim Mayor

Anaheim Council member Lucille Kring will run for 4th District OC Board of Supervisors now that Young Kim has switched to running for Congress in CD-39.  And Anaheim’s Cynthia Ward looks poised to enter the Anaheim election for Mayor, according to Anaheim blog.

First, this announcement from Kring:

Kring Announces Campaign for Orange County Supervisor

Anaheim Councilwoman and 4th District Resident Lucille Kring Brings a Decade of Local Accomplishments and Regional Leadership to County Government

January 15, 2018 — Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring announced her campaign for Orange County Board of Supervisors 4th District.

Most recently, Lucille was overwhelmingly reelected to the Anaheim City Council in 2018. Councilwoman Kring has served on the Anaheim City Council for more than 10 years and was Mayor Pro Tem in 2015 and 2016.

“I look forward to bringing my local government experience and public policy successes to the Board of Supervisors,” Kring said. “As Orange County Supervisor, I will stand for taxpayers just as I have for the citizens of Anaheim. We will keep Orange County safe from growing crime, address the surge in homelessness and fix the non-stop traffic choking our region.”

A former teacher and small business owner, Kring has been active in the community with organizations including Anaheim Beautiful, Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Anaheim Family YMCA, Cops 4 Kids and Orange County Vector Control District.

Kring has been endorsed by her Anaheim City Council colleagues Kris Murray and Stephen Faessel.

Lucille and her husband Ron have lived in Orange County since 1989. They are active in their church and in their free time enjoy gardening, cooking and traveling. They enjoy spending time with their two rescue animals, a dog and a cat.

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Kring would be the most experienced Republican in the race and draws from the county’s biggest city.  All of her electoral success has come from Anaheim and she lost previous elections for higher office.

Anaheim Blog reported that Cynthia Ward, a sometimes blogger at the Orange Juice Blog and a regular for public comments at Anaheim City Council meetings has all but decided to run for Mayor.

From Matt Cunningham’s post:

It’s not a terribly surprising development in light of her ongoing public make-over: dressing and sounding more candidate-like during public comments, attempts at restraining her generally venomous style of discourse.

If she pulls the trigger, Ward will join a mayoral candidate field consisting of former Councilmembers Harry Sidhu and Lorri Galloway; OC Fair Board member Ashleigh Aitken; Anaheim Boys and Girls Club Executive Director John Machiaverna; and Robert Williams, an also-ran candidate for council in 2016.

Sidhu, Machiaverna and Ward are Republicans; Galloway, Aitken and Williams are Democrats.

Her announcement set off rejoicing among the progressive Democrat activists and their GOP collaborators, anti-police agitators and other gadflies whose lives revolve around the public comments portion of Anaheim City Council meetings.

Cunningham provided this social media post from Ward:

Ward will have an interesting time of positioning herself to run for Mayor in lieu of the hundreds of thousands of dollars she has cost taxpayers with what many call frivolous lawsuits for public records.  Her organization, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility (CATER) lacked proper IRS filings at last check (months ago).

One commenter on AnaheimBlog suggested that Mayor Tom Tait will back Ward in the election but there’s been no formal announcement from either Ward, on her candidacy, or Tait.