Newport Beach resident and political veteran Ed Reno announced Monday night that he is throwing his well-financed, well-connected hat into the ring for Councilman Don Webb’s seat in 2010.
At a $100-per-ticket fundraiser reception at the Newport Beach office of Scott Baugh, chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, Reno was surrounded by the likes of Newport Beach Mayor Ed Selich, Mayor Pro Tem Keith Curry and an honored guest, former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, as he kicked off his campaign.
Webb’s seat will become vacant in 2010 because of term limits.
Reno, 41, considers himself a fiscal conservative. He said he’s looking to join the thorough debate on city issues such as water quality, Banning Ranch and John Wayne Airport expansion.