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Supervisors to interview 11 for clerk-recorder

(Orange County, CA) – On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors narrowed the pool of applicants for clerk-recorder from 25 semifinalists to 11 finalists who will be interviewed publicly at a future meeting of the Board. All 11 finalists were nominated by at least two supervisors.

"It's so important to hear from a diverse and qualified group of applicants for Orange County Clerk-Recorder," said Supervisor Todd Spitzer. "That's why I supported interviewing all those nominated by at least two supervisors, which includes some very qualified individuals. This is not an insider's game."

In alphabetical order, the 11 finalists who each received nominations from at least two supervisors are:

  • Dick Ackerman (attorney, former state senator and assemblyman)
  • Larry Bales (FDIC settlement agent)
  • Michael J. Fox (attorney)
  • Steve Madoff (consultant, former executive vice president of Paramount Pictures)
  • Hieu Nguyen (assistant clerk of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, former OC chief deputy recorder)
  • Chris Norby (retired teacher, former state assemblyman and county supervisor)
  • Bruce Peotter (attorney, former assistant public administrator/public guardian)
  • Renee Ramirez (assistant clerk-recorder)
  • Roy Reynolds (personal rapid transit consultant)
  • Steve Rosansky (real estate company president, former Newport Beach councilman and mayor)
  • Harry Sidhu (business owner, former Anaheim councilman)

The person appointed will fill out the remaining two years of former Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly's term after Daly resigned to become a state assemblyman. In the 2014 election, voters will elect a clerk-recorder to serve a four-year term.