The race for the 37th State Senate District, which is being vacated by Mimi Walters, currently includes two right of center Republicans – Supervisor John Moorlach and Assemblyman Don Wagner. I doubt any more Republicans will jump into this Special Election but it is very likely that one or more prominent Democrats could run, on the premise that Moorlach and Wagner will split the GOP vote and make this a possible pick-up for the blue party.
Democrats that could run for the 37th include Irvine Councilman Larry Agran, who just lost his reelection campaign in November; Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Shaw, who just lost his reelection campaign in November; Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman (if he lives in Anaheim Hills); former Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway (who just lost in the Anaheim Mayor’s race in November); Tustin Councilwoman Rebecca Gomez (who was reelected in November); Costa Mesa Councilwoman Katrina Foley (who was elected in the November election) and Laguna Beach Councilwoman Toni Iseman (who was reelected in the November election).
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