Righeimer for Assembly!
With all the brouhaha last week about the drama in SD34, there is another aspect of the race that certainly will get the rumor mill – at least behind the Orange Curtain – going.
That is, if Van is the nominee, who replaces Van?
As of this writing, the conventional wisdom is that Freshman Garden Grove Councilwoman Janet Nguyen would step into Van’s seat. She is young, ambitious, and as a boost to her for this seat, she is Vietnamese.
However, I’d like to throw out another name – Jim Righeimer. Jim, as many know, is a conservative OC-insider, a former co-author of Prop 226 (the original Paycheck Protection Initiative), and a Board Member of the Family Action PAC. Jim’s legacy includes having lost to Tom Harman for Assembly in the Open Primary era, whereby Jim drew considerably more Republican votes, but because of his attractiveness to Democrats, Harman squeezed out a narrow victory.
Now, 6 years later, Jim has made a good living for himself, and could be itching for another shot at the Assembly.
From where I sit, it would be a welcome addition to the Assembly GOP Caucus.
So, I say, let’s draft Righeimer for Assembly!