Chris Phan and His Ambition
Chris Phan, the current Garden Grove City councilmember, is aggressively campaigning for the vacant OC supervisor seat that was recently held by State Senator Janet Nguyen. In his recent mailer asking for money, he declares that he is currently the front runner and that his opponents are running at the behest of special interests.
LSI senses that this will be a rough and tumble campaign with Chris Phan spearheading the smearing. Reporting here at the Liberal OC Blog: http://www.theliberaloc.com/2014/11/06/correa-to-run-for-supervisor-to-replace-nguyen/
".......In the Voice of OC article Phan is quoted criticizing Correa for only serving two years of his first term as Supervisor.
“I have a lot of respect for the senator — he’s definitely done a great job,” Phan said. “At the same time, if you follow history, he was a supervisor before. I don’t think these seats should be a safe harbor waiting for another opportunity.”Phan however should have thought about the irony of his comment before he made it. Having been only elected to his council seat two-years ago, the same question could be raised about Phan using his current position as a “safe harbor” and stepping stone for the higher office of Supervisor...."
In his two years in office, the community has not seen him accomplish anything except letting people know that one day he will be replacing Janet Nguyen. His power hungry for higher office is insatiable. Earlier this year, four months before the primary election in June for the 34th District State Senate, he filed an intent statement to run for First District Supervisor seat. So basically, a year into his city council, he made up his mind that he would be moving on and the city council seat (to him) is a "safe harbor" and stepping stones for bigger things.
The readers of this Blog are mostly voters and common citizens who tend to vote for candidates who truly believe that they would use the elected office to serve the people. And like typical voters, the readers also tend to be afraid of ambitious politician like Phan whose only purpose so far in running for offices is so that he could have power.
Be afraid and even be more afraid of Chris Phan if he gets elected. Overly ambitious man with power usually will lead to corruption and unwanted consequences.