Orange County Voters Will Elect New Supervisor in March

January 12, 2021 Updated: January 12, 2021

A date has been officially set for the Orange County Board of Supervisors (OCBS) second district special election.

The election will be held March 9.

The seat became available after of former OCBS chair Michelle Steel won her congressional bid for California’s 48th District during the Nov. 3 election. She previously represented the second district, which covers Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, and Stanton, as well as areas from Fountain Valley and Buena Park.

The election for the District 2 seat will allow the winner to serve until the end of Steel’s original term, which ends in 2022.

Several notable Orange County figures have announced their candidacy for the spot.

Former supervisor and state senator John Moorlach announced his candidacy for the seat after losing his senate seat during the Nov. 3 election. Moorlach was supervisor for District 2 from 2007 to 2014 before joining the senate. He has received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Orange County.

Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley is also running for the seat and has been endorsed by the Orange County Democratic Party. She was reelected to her mayoral position during the November election, and officially kicked off her virtual supervisor campaign Jan. 10.

Other candidates include Newport Beach mayor pro tem Kevin Muldoon, Huntington Beach Councilmember Mike Posey, Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo and Janet Rappaport, an attorney from Corona del Mar.

According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Muldoon and Posey have not yet filed paperwork for the election.

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