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Board of Supervisors’ Race Narrows as Huntington Beach Candidate Drops Out

Janet Rappaport John Moorlach Katrina Foley Kevin Muldoon Michael Vo Michelle Steel NY-Cal Orange County Orange County Board of Supervisors Politics Southern California US

Board of Supervisors’ Race Narrows as Huntington Beach Candidate Drops Out

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A prominent local politician has abandoned the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ (OCBS) race, leaving five candidates in the running for the vacant District 2 seat. Huntington Beach City Councilman Michael Posey said he was planning on running, but decided not to file after acknowledging that the polling data reflected a less-than-favorable outcome. “I chose to get out because my polling data doesn’t support a pathway to victory,” Posey told The Epoch Times. The OCBS supervisor position became available when former District 2 Supervisor Michelle Steel was sworn into U.S. Congress Jan. 3. Candidates vying to replace her include former state senator John Moorlach, Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo, Newport Beach mayor pro tem Kevin Muldoon, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, and Corona del Mar attorney Janet Rappaport. With three of the candidates—Moorlach, Vo and Muldoon—being Republican, party leaders have expressed concern over the party being spit. Moorlach has been endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party (OC GOP) and has significant name recognition due …

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