Former U.S. Representative Ed Royce endorsed Michelle Steel, Vice-Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, in her bid for California’s 48th congressional district. Ed Royce served 13 distinguished terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a former Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“Michelle Steel has a long, proven, track record of being a principled leader who as the Vice Chair of California’s State Board of Equalization, stood up for lower taxes, to reduce unnecessary regulations, and to return over $400 million back to Californians. Orange County will be well served with Michelle Steel in Congress,” said former Representative Ed Royce.
Last week, the Steel campaign reported being the top fundraiser amongst all California Republican challenger candidates for Congress — with the 4th highest total raised in the country amongst Republican congressional challengers — in the Federal Election Commission’s 2nd quarter covering April 1st to June 30th. Steel formed her congressional campaign committee on May 1st and raised $536,023 in just two months.
Michelle Steel also out-raised her closest Republican opponent in the 48th district by $525,000 and ended the 2nd FEC quarter with $516,929 cash-on-hand.
In 2018, Steel was overwhelmingly re-elected to represent Orange County’s 2nd supervisorial district with 63.4% of the vote. The 2nd supervisorial district overlaps 66% of California’s 48th congressional district and is solely in Orange County.
The 48th district encompasses all or portions of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, and Westminster.