Senator John Moorlach was endorsed in a special session of the Orange County Republican Party Central Committee, opening the door for the full weight of the Republican Party to back Moorlach for Orange County’s soon-to-be open 2nd Supervisor District. Over 97 percent of the delegates in attendance voted in favor of endorsing the much-loved Senator.
“John Moorlach is the strongest candidate for this seat, and he has the full backing of our resources and grassroots organization,” said Orange County Republican Chairman Fred Whitaker. “We are proud to join the very strong coalition lining up to support Senator Moorlach for this special election.”
Moorlach represented District 2 for eight years and prior to that served as the Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector for 12 years. Moorlach is widely known as a financial expert who helped Orange County exit bankruptcy 25 years ago, then spearheaded a series of adept moves to help the county avoid a fiscal disaster during the Great Recession.
In the November Senate election, Moorlach won 57 percent of the votes coming from the overlapping Supervisor District 2, despite the $3 million of negative attack ads opposing his re-election to Senate. The special election for Orange County’s Second District Supervisorial seat is expected to be held in spring 2021. The special election will not proceed to a runoff. Instead the highest vote-getter is awarded the seat.
This article was released by Moorlach for Supervisor.