Candidate Forum to be held Saturday at Lodge


Sean McDonald announced Tuesday that the three candidates running for the Board of Directors in the Special Meeting of Members Recall and Election would be invited to participate in a Candidate Forum scheduled for tomorrow, September 12, at 10 a.m. at the Lodge. City Councilman John Zaitz agreed to moderate the meeting. The candidates are George Irvine, Michael J. Harris and Jonathan Jackson.

While recognizing it’s being held with short notice, Sean says it’s important for voters to have a chance to learn about the candidates before they receive their ballots in the mail next week.

He says the three Directors in the recall also have been invited to speak at the forum: David Eilers, Bruce Yarbrough and Doug Gordon. As of press time, it hadn’t been confirmed whether they would be there.

At a regular meeting of the CLPOA Board of Directors on July 21, Sean, a former Director (2011-2013), presented a packet containing 286 signed petitions asking for the recall. The number of petitions met the minimum required for a recall election in Canyon Lake under the Davis-Stirling Act.

The Inspector of Election will be Feldsott & Lee, A Law Corporation. The Notice of Annual Meeting, Ballots and Candidate Statements are scheduled to be mailed to primary members by September 15. Civil code requires they be sent out at least 30 days prior to the meeting date, which is October 15. If quorum isn’t met on that date, the alternate date will be October 17.

In the event of a successful recall, a vote to elect new Directors to fill the vacant Director seat(s) will take place at that time. Following are the resumes of the three men running for Director in the order their names will appear on the ballot.

George Irvine

George Irvine says his goals as Director would be “to insure all homeowners are treated fairly and equally (including amenities) by enforcing the original Bylaws to the letter that they were intended. I will write a ‘bill of rights’ for homeowners and break up the attorney monopoly, creating a ‘new’ legal fiduciary toward the homeowners as well as the Board of Directors and POA.”

According to the resume turned in for the election, George’s professional experience is USCG Master/Captain from 2005 to present, and Real Estate Broker/Mortgage Underwriter from 1994 to present.

He lists the following licensure, certifications and affiliations:

Real Estate Broker License, California

Real Estate Broker License, New Jersey

USCG Master of Motor Vessel

Merchant Marine Officer


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

FHA, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Certified

Free and Accepted Mason Lodge 300, Redlands

Scottish Rite of Orange County

Alumnus Valley Forge Military Academy and College

George Irvine’s resume lists his address in Fullerton.

Michael Harris

Michael J. Harris says his goal as Director would be “to unite the Board of Directors with the community. Develop strategy to have more of the community involved, inputting ideas and suggestions. Listen intently to member suggestions and determine if they are valid.

According to the resume turned in for the election, Mike retired June 1, 2014. He was a building and HVAC inspector for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2000 to 2014. He is licensed by the California Division of the State Architect. He is a licensed HVAC contractor with over 30 years of experience providing equipment installations for residential, commercial and industrial complexes.

He was a delivery manager for 7-Up Bottling Co. of Los Angeles, managing six supervisors and 120 delivery drivers.

He has an AA degree in Business Administration from Los Angeles Harbor College.

Michael Harris’ resume lists his address in Canyon Lake.

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson says his goal as Director would be “to review the objectives of each party involved in any situation and side with the majority vote.

According to the resume turned in for the election, he lists his skills and abilities as “problem solver, strong leadership, determination, ability to multi-task and unprecedented work ethic.”

He is a Real Estate professional with Coldwell Banker (March 2014 to present), where he earned Rookie of the Year in 2014, Million Dollar Club 2014 and 2015, six Medallions of Excellence 2014 and 2015.

He was in Electrical Maintenance with the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013, and served as supervisor of average 20 personnel.

He studied Business Management at the University of Phoenix in Murrieta.

Jonathan Jackson’s resume lists his address in Oceanside.


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