Mystery Candidate

Orange County "mystery candidate" wins spot on school board

He's unknown to the district and didn't even campaign, but that didn't stop him from winning a seat on a California school board. Steve Rocco got nearly 54 percent of the vote in the Orange Unified School District race. One teacher says it's "bizarre" because "absolutely nobody" has "seen the guy." Rocco identified himself as a writer-educator on the ballot. A former political opponent says voters probably picked him for that reason alone. The 53 year-old Rocco lives with his bedridden parents. Neighbors say they see him occasionally, usually on a bicycle. Rocco raised eyebrows when he went to a candidate forum dressed in camouflage and sunglasses when running for mayor of Santa Ana in 2000.