Updated: This post has been updated to reflect the entry of Steve Baric into this race.
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey is terming out, in the 73rd Assembly District, in 2014. The battle for her seat is already shaping up to be a brutal one.
Five Republicans have already announced their campaigns – Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Steve Baric; Capistrano Unified School District (CAPO) Trustee Anna Bryson, Rancho Santa Margarita City Councilman Jesse Petrilla, Dana Point Councilman Bill Brough (a former Chief of Staff to Harkey who is currently a government consultant), and Paul Glaab, another government consultant. These candidates all appear to be conservatives but it may be that only one of them will advance to the November, 2014 general election. Unless we end up with two Republicans in the General Election? Continue reading