February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized By: Dave Emerson
(2/7/2012, Los Alamitos)From Troy Edgar’s Press Release: Earlier today, Mayor Troy Edgar announced that he will be running for California’s newly drawn 72nd Assembly District, encompassing West Orange County.
In launching his campaign, Edgar has already amassed almost $300,000 Cash on Hand, and has picked up endorsements from some of West Orange County’s most respected leaders, including Representative Ed Royce, State Senator Tom Harman, and Assemblyman Jim Silva. [ad]
“I believe California has arrived at a critical moment in its history. We must become a state that allows businesses to thrive and jobs to flourish. I am anxious to take my experience in the business world and local government to Sacramento to become a force for a prosperous future for California,” said Edgar.
Edgar has also picked up support from local leaders from throughout the 72nd District, including Los Alamitos Mayor Pro Tem Marilynn Poe and Councilman Ken Stephens, Seal Beach Mayor Pro Tem Gary Miller, and Fountain Valley Councilman Larry Crandall.
In announcing his bid for the State Assembly, Edgar brings to a close his previous candidacy for the 47th Congressional District, deciding that the Party’s best opportunity to win the seat was to run united and avoid a costly Primary.
Troy Edgar is a Navy Veteran, the owner of two successful Orange County businesses, and currently serves as the Mayor of Los Alamitos. Active in his community, Troy volunteers much of his time with the Casa Youth Shelter, AYSO, PTA, and his local Chamber of Commerce. Troy and his wife Betty live in Los Alamitos, where they have raised three sons.
Dave here. Interesting.
Here’s the current line-up for the 72nd State Assembly Race, thanks to J M Ivler’s comments below:
Current (as of tonight) 72′s are:
Rumor has it that Diep may be dropping out, Dovinh and Ayala haven’t filed
Harper already has Dana’s endorsement. As far as I can tell Joe Dovinh and Albert Ayala have not filed campaign finance reports (generally indicative of low levels or non-existent fundraising).
For JM’s interesting analysis of this race & why Mayor Edgar may have jumped in, see the second and fourth comments at the end of this post.
I believe there are currently no Democrats running in the primary. Under the state’s new election laws, the top two finishers in all state primaries will face off in the General Election, regardless of party affiliation.
If my memory is correct, and feel free to correct me if I’m mistaken, Troy opposed the inclusion of Los Alamitos in the coastal 72nd Assembly District, encouraging the redistricting commission to instead include Los Alamitos in the same inland district as Cypress, Buena Park, and Stanton.
As always, your thoughts and insights, expressed diplomatically, are welcome.