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Incumbents Receive Endorsement from OC Register

The newspaper endorses the status quo, and gives a nod to an impressive newcomer.

The two incumbents seeking election to the City Council of Rancho Santa Margarita picked up an endorsement from a local media on Thursday.

Mayor Tony Beall and councilwoman Carol Gamble, who are running for the two  four-year terms available on the City Council, got the nod from the Orange County Register.

The third person in the race is businessman Kenney Hrabik.

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The newspaper cited the closeness of the candidates who are seeking the two-year term, but gave Brad McGirr the edge over Glenn Acosta.

According to the opinion piece on Oct. 11, the Register concluded: "We lean to Mr. McGirr because of our reservations with Mr. Acosta's proposal to have the city require developers of city-owned Chiquita Ridge freeze lease rates to help business tenants 'gain their financial footing.' "

The third man in that race is retired businessman Larry McCook, who received more than 4,000 votes two years ago after waging a brief six-week grassroots campaign.

The Register also opined, "The candidates are strong in both races."

You can read the original story here.

Lawrence (Larry) McCook October 13, 2012 at 02:54 PM
This is not unexpected. These candidates are OK. But, many people are tired of incumbents and politicians in general (both elected and appointed). This old (but still very strong with worldwide business experience) former Marine hopes that he will get the endorsement of the Rancho Santa Margarita Voters. www.larry4rsm.com
Donnamarie CarenzaKline November 05, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Very well said Larry! you do stand for pride and honor and I like that about you! I only wish you were running on the 4 year ticket...

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