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Campaign Filing Deadline Approaches for Open Orange County Supervisor Seat

District 2 John Moorlach Katrina Foley Michael Vo Michelle Steel NY-Cal Orange County Orange County Board of Supervisors Politics qualified candidates Southern California special election US

Campaign Filing Deadline Approaches for Open Orange County Supervisor Seat

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The clock is ticking for those hoping to appear on the ballot for the upcoming Orange County Board of Supervisor’s special election. The filing deadline for candidacy is Jan. 25, and as of Jan. 15, just two local candidates—former state senator John Moorlach and Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo—had qualified for the March 9 vote. Candidates are vying for the District 2 seat, which became available when former Supervisor Michelle Steel was sworn into U.S. Congress early this month. The seat is a two-year position that will oversee portions of Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, and Stanton. Candidates must have 20 to 40 nomination signatures to qualify for the ballot, pay a filing fee, and have a declaration of candidacy before the Jan. 25 deadline. The role of the supervisor is to establish policy, approve the annual budget, …

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