Lawyer becomes third candidate for Newport council seat

A third candidate has entered the race for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council representing District 4.

Local lawyer Kevin Muldoon announced his candidacy in a news release Friday. He will face Newport Beach Planning Commissioner Tim Brown and fight promoter Roy Englebrecht in the election.

With self-described expertise in issues related to tidelands and private property rights, Muldoon said his goals will include reducing spending in the city and bringing long-term debt under control.

“I believe we have fallen into the trap of many wealthy cities that spend too much because they can,” he said in the release.

Muldoon’s has served as the Orange County chairman of Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign and as a deputy district attorney, according to the release.

He is currently general counsel at the Irvine-based company 5 Bars Inside, which provides Wi-Fi networks.

—Emily Foxhall

Twitter: @emfoxhall