Orange County supervisors narrowed the number of candidates vying to be the county's next clerk-recorder to 11 and plan to interview them at a public hearing in the near future.
Renee Ramirez has been the interim clerk-recorder since the resignation of Tom Daly, who was elected to the Assembly. Ramirez is on the list of 11 candidates to be interviewed.
Among the more notable finalists are former Supervisor and Assemblyman Chris Norby, former state Sen. Dick Ackerman, ex-Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu, and former Newport Beach City Councilman Steve Rosansky.
Former Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Linda Dixon did not make the cut.
The others who will be interviewed by the supervisors include Larry Bales, Michael Fox, Steven Madoff, Hieu Nguyen, Bruce Peotter, and Roy Reynolds.
Bales appears to be a retired county employee, so he may be disqualified later because the supervisors don't want someone collecting a county pension to also draw a salary, making them a "double dipper," Supervisor John Moorlach said.
County officials received about 900 applicants for the job.
-City News Service