Election Day is just two weeks away and with it will come one of the most important
elections in the history of our city. I have a gut feeling that if there is not significant
change on our council, in a few years we will not recognize the Newport Beach that we all
love. We need to elect people who are sensible, rational, and independent thinkers
whose first priority is Newport Beach.
In my honest opinion, the two candidates that will make the most significant contribution
to the future of our city are Tim Stoaks and Joy Brenner. You are seeing their yard signs
and banners all over the city, and rightly so for they are extremely well-qualified, genuine
and sincere candidates who are only interested in doing the best job possible for the
people of Newport Beach. Joy and Tim have documented records of service to our city.
They are both long time residents who understand the culture of our city, and they have a
sincere desire and even drive to want to do the job with no hidden agenda or personal
ideology. They are just good solid community people that you can respect and trust.
This is my last ditch effort to have an influence on the outcome of this upcoming election.
My first two years on Council have been rewarding while at the same time very difficult. In
trying to exercise integrity and honesty in my representation of the people of Newport
Beach, I have survived some personal attacks by my fellow council members, and been
publicly chastised by the entire council as well as by Councilman O’Neill. I have been
privately told off by Councilman Muldoon (although I refused to listen and left the room).
Basically, I’ve been put in the corner and ignored. It hasn’t been easy to sit by and watch
the council majority initiate their block voting practices and ideological agendas that in
many instances have absolutely no place in the governance of our city.
Now is the time to make some significant changes and eliminate the political machine
that runs our city. It is also the time to provide me with some support and help! You
certainly understand by now that after 4 years of Team Newport elected candidates
“running the show” at the behest of their campaign backers, the political climate in
Newport Beach has been altered significantly. Wealthy and powerful donors who stand to
benefit financially by electing their chosen candidates has become standard practice in
It’s time to break this cycle and return to electing individuals who are completely free of
any allegiance to special interests, ties to developers, or who are interested in spreading a
personal ideology that does not sit well in the community they have been elected to
represent. This is not just a political issue; it’s has become a moral issue. We need
individuals on our city council who are independent thinkers, good listeners and
communicators, demonstrate a spirit of collegiality, and who are dedicated to putting the
city first in order to make meaningful accomplishments while serving the people of
I genuinely love our city, and find my service to it not only enjoyable, but most
rewarding. We need to get back to city council members who share the same passion I
do for our city and for the people within. I need help in restoring trust on the part of the
community in their city government. There is a most obvious need to also restore ethics
and civility. Joy Brenner and Tim Stoaks will treat you with respect, listen and respond
to you, and will insure that their vote will be in your best interest and the well-being of our
community. This election is about the status quo with Team Newport, or change for the
good of our community. Please join me in creating this change with your vote!
Newport Beach City Council