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ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: 3 Candidates Declare For 1 Orange County Supervisor Seat Opening In 2018

Title: 3 Candidates Declare For 1 Orange County Supervisor Seat Opening In 2018
By: Jordan Graham, Staff Writer
Date: March 20, 2017

“Three prominent candidates have declared their intent to run for Orange County’s 4th Supervisorial District seat, vying to replace Supervisor Shawn Nelson when he is termed out in 2018.

After former assemblywoman Young Kim announced her candidacy last month, former Orange County Fire Captain Joe Kerr and longtime La Habra City Councilman Tim Shaw declared on Monday within hours of each other and far in advance of the June 2018 election.

The 4th District – which includes the cities of Fullerton, Placentia, La Habra, Brea and portions of Anaheim and Buena Park – is one of only two county supervisorial districts where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans. That advantage stood at 8 percentage points and more than 21,000 registered voters on Monday.

…Shaw, who has served on the La Habra City Council since 2008 and sits on the Orange County Transportation Authority Board, has earned the endorsement of termed-out Republican state Sen. Bob Huff.

Any candidate can win outright in the June election if someone earns more than half the votes. Otherwise, the top two finishers would head to a November runoff.

Three county supervisorial seats will be up for grabs in June, but the 4th District is the only one where the sitting supervisor is set to be termed out. No candidate has yet announced a run against incumbent supervisors Lisa Bartlett, 5th District, or Michelle Steel, 2nd District….

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