Voters always vote for incumbents unless they have a reason not to, and for the vast majority of OC residents, there wasn't a reason.
If you truly want more freedom, try New Hampshire. Determined to be the most free state in the union by the Mercatus Center. The lowest tax burden of any state (no income or sales tax), and one of the lowest in restrictions on personal freedoms. Loaded open carry state and CCWs are $10 and only require a background check. New Hampshire is also the home of the Free State Project, of which I am a participant. I'm making the move next spring.