Quirks of Term Limits

A quirky result of term limits; last year, John M. W. Moorlach was serving on the Orange County Board of Supervisors with Pat Bates and Janet Nguyen. Now, all three are State Senators. But Moorlach, elected four months after the others will actually term out two years earlier. Term Limits 1.0 Under California’s first term […]

HOW LONG AGO? Attorney General for Senator

In the past week, speculation has exploded as U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer announced her retirement in 2016 and Attorney General Kamala Harris began her campaign. By Thursday, Harris had become the leading candidate (of two announced; Merv Evans has also announced his candidacy), with Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters asking “Does Kamala Harris have free […]

Boxer Declines Another Term

With the announcement today that U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will not seek another term in 2016, it is worth noting that at the end of her current term (in January 2017), Boxer will leave office after 24 years as California’s third longest-serving Senator. Her tenure falls behind only those of Hiram Johnson (27 years) and Dianne […]