The OC Politics blog has posted an article about the candidates for the California Board of Equalization’s Third District, in 2014. The candidates include several state legislators including Assembly Members Lou Correa and Diane Harkey and State Senator Tom Harman.
But should Irvine Council Member Beth Krom be considering a run for the BOE as well? We recently wondered if she might be running for the State Assembly, however she told us in an email that she was not in fact considering an Assembly campaign in 2014.
Here are a few excerpts from the OC Politics blog BOE post, about Krom:
Don’t laugh, but Irvine Council Member Beth Krom ought to consider running. She is well known in Orange County and is supported by at least some Republicans who were opposed to the El Toro Airport. She enjoys broad support in the Democratic Party and is well known in Sacramento and in DC. She is also quite capable of raising campaign funds. She was the top vote-getter in the 2012 Irvine Council elections. There are quite a few Democratic leaders in Orange County who don’t like Correa because he is a moderate – they will support Krom who is by far more liberal. And there don’t appear to be any other Democratic women in the race – yet.
Krom has already lost badly in a congressional race – and she told me recently in an email that she is not going to run for the State Assembly in 2014. But she ought to think about running for the BOE. Imagine how many of her pals she might be able to hire for those nine BOE offices?
If Krom were to win, that would be great news for the Republicans who now control the Irvine City Council as they could then replace her with another Republican – perhaps former Council candidate Lynn Schott or City Finance Commissioner Allan Bartlett?