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DECISION '94 : State Legislature: ORANGE COUNTY

May 29, 1994

The Times sent questionnaires to all candidates for the state Legislature asking them about themselves and posing these questions:

* Do you favor or oppose development of a commercial airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station?

* Do you favor or oppose stricter gun control laws?

* Do you favor or oppose curtailing health care and/or education benefits for illegal immigrants?

* Please list two other issues you feel are important to voters.

(Only candidates in contested primaries are listed here. For a complete ballot see Page V12 .)


(Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach)



For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday June 2, 1994 Orange County Edition Part A Page 3 Column 2 Metro Desk 2 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction
Mike Metzler--Inaccurate information on the military service of Mike Metzler, a Democratic contender in the 69th Assembly District, was included in Sunday's election section on Page V10. Metzler is the son of a Marine veteran but was never in the Marines himself.

Doris Allen

Age: 57

Occupation: Incumbent assemblywoman

Background: Former school board member. Elected to Legislature in 1982; sponsored successful statewide initiative in 1990 to ban gill nets.

Issues: Airport--Favors if surrounding residents not opposed. Guns--Opposes further controls. Illegal immigrants--Favors curtailment. Other issues--Wants to work to stop crime on campus and drive-by shootings. Also wants to try to help business.


Tony Nottke

Age: 30

Occupation: Environmental consultant

Background: California Republican Assembly; National Right to Life; Gun Owners Action Committee

Issues: Airport--Wants election to determine use. Guns--Opposes restrictions. Illegal immigrants--Wants all benefits halted. Other issues--Wants tough penalties against criminals; wants to cut excess regulations hurting business.


(Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Westminster)



Irv Pickler

Age: 72

Occupation: Anaheim councilman

Background: Active on council and Orange County transportation, airport, rail and other agencies

Issues: Airport--Favors a commercial airport. Guns--Favors further controls. Illegal immigrants--Would restrict in some cases. Other issues--Wants legislation to curb crime and improve schools.


Linda Kay Rigney

Age: 50

Occupation: Educational assistant

Background: Longtime party activist; ran unsuccessfully in 68th in 1992

Issues: Airport--Favors. Guns--Wants to look into tighter controls on importation and manufacture. Illegal immigrants--Feels ramifications need study. Other issues--Wants to focus on improving education and keeping jobs.


(Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana)



Zeke Hernandez

Age: 48

Occupation: Management training specialist

Background: Past state director, League of United Latin American Citizens

Issues: Airport--Supports. Guns--Toughen penalties for criminals using guns. Illegal immigrants--Federal government should fund by money now spent on foreign aid. Other issues--Eliminate red tape for businesses; wants to promote public education.


Mike Metzler

Age: 47

Occupation: Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce president

Background: Marine Corps veteran; former assistant to Rep. Jerry Patterson

Issues: Airport--Waiting to see task force proposal. Guns--Would seriously consider further bans on assault weapons. Illegal immigrants--Supports cracking down on illegal immigration at the border but opposes curtailing benefits. Other issues--Promotes job growth and better schools.


Ted R. Moreno

Age: 26

Occupation: Santa Ana councilman

Background: Elected in 1992; active in Calvary Temple Christian Church

Issues: Airport--Favors. Guns--Supports current laws. Illegal immigrants--Federal government should fund these health and educational services. Other issues--Wants to fight government waste and reform welfare system.


John M. Patterson

Age: 33

Occupation: Industrial equipment leasing executive

Background: Ran unsuccessfully for Santa Ana City Council in 1992

Issues: Airport--Favors. Guns--Evaluate existing laws before going further. Illegal immigrants--Curtail benefits. Other issues--Fund job training and community programs to prevent crime. Wants to fight urban overcrowding.


Martin Ageson

Age: 40

Occupation: Attorney

Background: Active in Lincoln Club and other Republican and business groups

Issues: Airport--Favors. Guns--Opposes further restrictions. Illegal immigrants--Favors curtailing benefits. Other issues--Favors "three strikes" and prosecuting violent juveniles as adults; wants to cut power and cost of government.


Judy Buffin-Edge

Age: 49

Occupation: Former bank manager

Background: Member of National Federation of Republican Women and Orange County Republican Women Federated

Issues: Airport--Favors. Guns--Opposes stricter laws. Illegal immigrants--Favors curtailing benefits. Other issues--Wants moratorium on all taxes, fees and assessments; favors limits on criminal appeals and prosecution of juvenile offenders as adults.


Jim Morrissey

Age: 63

Occupation: Owns small manufacturing company

Background: Has led a group of business owners trying to curb the Air Quality Management District

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