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Firecracker & Briscoe ELECTED to Ocean View School Board !

Election report from Huntington Beach, CA

Norm "Firecracker" Westwell & John Briscoe were ELECTED to the
Ocean View School District Board of Trustees.
This was Norm's 3rd run at this office & John's 2nd.

OVSD Short Term
http://www.ocvote.com/live/gen2006/results.htm#c-229

NORM "FIRECRACKER" WESTWELL 8131 53.9%
LES TAIT 6965 46.1%

His LP card carrying friend John Briscoe who Norm recently convinced
to become a member was also ELECTED to the long term race.
This would have put 2 Libertarians onto a 5 member board.

OVSD Long Term

TRACY PELLMAN 10945 31.0% Incumbent
GEORGE CLEMENS 7926 22.5%
JOHN BRISCOE 6636 18.8%
FRED QUIEL 5373 15.2%
KHOSROW M. TADAYON 4416 12.5%

However, due to our current LP non-leadership issues, Mr. Briscoe
has decided to re-register as a Republican even though he is
still a dues paying member. Too bad for us.

Westwell spent a total of $130.00 for flyers which had information
on himself and John Briscoe. Briscoe was to pay for half the cost
for the flyers. Westwell has forgiven Briscoe his debt.

Briscoe spent over $8,000.00 on his campaign.

Stats for the OVSD:
Total students = 9,533
http://ovsd.org/pages/edcenter/ovfacts.html

Note:
Neither Mr. Westwell or Mr. Briscoe ever received a phone call,
word of encouragement or even a thank you from anyone in the LP,
including the LPOC chairman, Bruce Cohen.

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HB City Council
http://www.ocvote.com/live/gen2006/results.htm#c-245

Sadly Norm came in last place in this race but did very well
despite doing virtually nothing in the campaign.

CATHY GREEN 24134 18.4% Incumbent
JILL HARDY 22121 16.9% Incumbent
GIL COERPER 19286 14.7% Incumbent
JOE "JERSEY JOE" CARCHIO 19132 14.6%
FLORENCE "FLOSSIE" HORGAN 18483 14.1%
JOE SHAW 16346 12.5%
NORM "FIRECRACKER" WESTWELL 11462 8.8%

Norm raised $0 and spent $0 on this campaign. He did not
participate in any candidate forums so as not to confuse voters.
He answered selected newspaper questionnaires and only spoke
publicly once at his city council meeting the night before the election.

See the presentation here:

http://tinyurl.com/yynfbt

Click on:
Nov 6, 2006 Council/RDA Meeting Audio/Video
Jump to Public Comments
Go to 48 minutes, 30 seconds into the video.

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Measure T
http://www.ocvote.com/live/gen2006/results.htm#c-306

Yes 23226 50.9%
No 22429 49.1%

Norm spent twice as much money and twice as much time
toward defeating Measure T than both his own campaigns combined.
It passed by only 719 votes. This battle has been lost but the war
is far from over. Norm made over 100 large 4' x 4' signs and 75 small
24" x 18" hand painted slash T signs and also put them up.

http://www.modernpublic.com/tmp/bigt.jpg

P.S. His daughter, who used to be a card carrying LP member, until
she was driven away from the party by Joe Cobb & Bruce Cohen,
is only 6 years away from running for office herself. She is currently
12. She eloquently and passionately spoke at the same City Council
meeting before the election on the Measure T issue. View her
speech here:

http://tinyurl.com/yynfbt

Click on:
Nov 6, 2006 Council/RDA Meeting Audio/Video
Jump to Public Comments
Go to 39 minutes, 40 seconds into the video.
Here name is Alexis Westwell.
She was well received.

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