The Top 2010 OC Story That Didn't Make the Register's Year-End List

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Veteran Orange County Register reporter Martin Wisckol has named his "Top 10" political events of 2010.

It's a thorough list, except for one thing: it omitted arguably the top local political story of the year.

Oops.


Wisckol identifies:

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Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
  • ​OC GOP boss Scott Baugh's anti-union manifesto and a local effort to legalize the defunding of public employee unions
  • Damon Dunn's unsuccessful run for California secretary of state
  • Don Wagner's assembly victory after his son's tragic death
  • Loretta Sanchez vs. Van Tran
  • Former congressional candidate Tan Nguyen's conviction
  • The jailing of immigration rights activist Nativo Lopez
  • OC dentist Orly Taitz and her battle to expose Barack Obama's secret alien birth
  • Todd Spitzer vs. Tony Rackauckas
  • The arrest of congressional candidate Delecia Holt for identity theft.

(​I'm not sure the Dunn story was that big.)

But what did Wisckol omit?

The stunning, lopsided June victory of Orange County's first elected female sheriff: Sandra Hutchens who defeated two feisty--and decidedly more conservative--challengers, ex-San Clemente police chief Bill Hunt and Craig Hunter, Anaheim's deputy police chief.

You can see Wisckol's entire list HERE.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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