Political Landscape: Moorlach announces endorsements for state Senate reelection bid

State Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) recently announced a slew of endorsements in his reelection bid for the 37th District in June.

The former Orange County supervisor, chosen for the Senate position during a special election in March 2015, has been endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party, Orange County Taxpayers Assn. TaxPAC, Orange County Lincoln Club and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn.

"John Moorlach has been very effective in fighting against higher taxes and in working for a leaner, more efficient government," Howard Jarvis President Jon Coupal said in a statement. "His expertise as a CPA and certified financial planner is sorely needed in our Legislature."

State Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) is the second declared candidate for the seat. His endorsements were not available Wednesday.

Wagner was the second-leading vote-getter in 2015 but lost to Moorlach by about 4,700 votes.

The 37th District includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin and portions of Huntington Beach.

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