The election for the 4th Supervisor District is still a year away, and during this phase candidates focus on raising money, piling up endorsements and hopefully dissuading more candidates from jumping.
Former state Senator Bob Huff and his wife MeiMei organized a fundraiser on May 11 for La Habra Mayor Tim Shaw that attracted north of 100 people and raised a reported $40,000-%50,000, and picked up the endorsement of Placentia Mayor Craig Green.
Former GOP Assemblywoman Young Kim is holding a fundraiser at 6:00 p.m. on June 23rd at Yen Ching Restaurant (574 S. Glassell) in Orange. Headlining the event will be Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipients Hon. Rosario Marin (Former U.S. Treasurer) and Mr. Charlie Zhang (Founder of Pick Up Stix & CEO of Zion Enterprises).
The Kim campaign also announced endorsements from Mayor Cecilia Hupp and Councilman Marty Simonoff from the City of Brea. in her campaign for 4th District Supervisor. The endorsements illustrate a continued momentum for Kim since her official campaign kick-off in March.
Hupp: “Young Kim understands the needs of the people of Brea. Young Kim’s experience and leadership will continue to provide Brea with strong representation on the Board of Supervisors.”
Democrat Joe Kerr, the former longtime head of the Orange County firefighters union, announced endorsements from Rep. Lou Correa and Assemblyman Tom Daly (also Democrats).
Correa: “During my time in the State Senate, Joe Kerr was a strong ally in the fight to secure Orange County its fair share of tax dollars from Sacramento. I know that Joe will be an effective Supervisor for our region, which is why I am proud to announce my support of his campaign.”
Daly: “I am endorsing Joe Kerr for Supervisor, because I know his work ethic, trust his instincts, and share his values. Joe is a commonsense problem-solver. As our Supervisor, he will bring people together in order to get things done and protect Orange County’s unique quality of life.”
It’s rumored that Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker, who had been privately telling people he would throw his hat into the 4th Supervisor District ring, in now looking to run on the replacement ballot in the Josh Newman recall in the likely event that it qualifies.