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Candidate Forum for City Council

Be an educated voter

Come hear direct from Newport Beach City Council Candidates running for office. Following an interactive panel format, the event will give you a first hand look at the positions and experiences on various topical issues. Events have limited seating. Breakfast and treats are provided by Pain Quotidien and the Lot.

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Joy Brenner, Tim Stoaks, and citizens faced the Pros at the Newport Beach Chamber Candidate Forum.

"We were the only two out of six who had never participated in a Candidate Forum previously.  Not sure about Tim but I was nervous facing a professional politician.  First of all, I’m not a professional and I hope to NEVER be a politician.  Public Servant is the designation I prefer to use.  I found, however, that speaking truth to power was easier than I thought. Now I’m looking forward to the next and the next and..." - Joy Brenner
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A Special Message from Joy Brenner

View Official Letter here

August 20, 2018

Dear CdMRA Board Members,

As you know, I recently qualified to run as a Newport Beach City Council Candidate for District 6. I am thrilled and excited to be in this race, and I will continue to work hard to win and to restore truth, ethics and transparency to Newport Beach city government. In order to spend the appropriate amount of time and energy on the campaign and also to avoid any perception or appearance of conflict of interest, I believe it is best for me to step down as CdMRA’s president. As a 1987 founding member, this organization means a great deal to me and I see it as critical in working with the council to represent our citizens. Throughout our 32 year history, I have remained active and supportive of all CdMRA has done to promote education and dialog on issues large and small that impact our CdM residents and members. I feel privileged to be have been elected as your president for the 2018 term, and I think our efforts continue to be vitally important.

Our Vice President Debbie Stevens has agreed to be considered for the office of President, for which she is imminently qualified. In order to preserve the organization structure as outlined in our Bylaws, you will be asked to vote on the installment of new officers so that CdMRA can continue its important work without any disruption or delay. Thank you for your commitment to and support of CdMRA and all it stands for. I look forward to being able to continue to serve our community and this organization again after the November 6 election.


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Share to five friends

Share with Five Friends

I always say ‘I’m not running for City Council, WE are.”  That’s why it’s so important that we put all our efforts together to restore integrity to our community.

How can you help?

Please ask five of your like-minded friends to vote in November or earlier on their absentee ballot. You can forward this message to five of your friends or neighbors who would like to see truth, ethics, and transparency restored to Newport Beach city government. Simply click here to start sharing this message. 

I’ve always had a very strong patriotic spirit and believe that local government is where Representative Democracy should work best. It is very exciting to feel that we really are part of a community that is dedicated – and working very hard – to take our city back.

Thank you for your time, support and encouragement!

ultimate summer hoedown

Ultimate Summer Hoedown

Ultimate Summer Hoedown at On the Rocks

What a wonderful evening connecting with old and new friends! Running city-wide has the benefit of connecting with constituents in other districts and learning about their most pressing concerns. Newport Heights and CdM Village have many of the same issues. If Newport changed to voting by district, it would save candidates money but there would be less incentive to network in other neighborhoods. I see advantages to both.
“Loved being with some of my favorite people...those who have worked for the good of Newport Beach forever. Wonderful Liddy Paulsen, Former Mayor Evelyn Hart and Principal Scott Paulsen, Ensign, Anderson ++” - Joy Brenner
A special thanks to Peggy Palmer and Jill Ayres for making the Ultimate Summer Hoedown happen and great appreciation to On The Rocks. Please support our sponsors!!!
Thank you the Mellilo Family for everything

Port Street Walk with Joy

Walk with Joy

Please join us for Joy Brenner's Walk with Joy kickoff event on Saturday, September 8th.

Grab a bite to eat, enjoy some music, and leave with walking material and yard signs to distribute. We are bringing the community together to restore honesty and integrity to the Newport Beach City Council.

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Event starts from:9:00 - 10:30 AM

Location: 1854 Port Westbourne Pl, NB 92660

Please join us and show that you too want JOY FOR NEWPORT!!!

RSVP here

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