Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) said Friday that he is considering running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
If elected in June 2014, the former Costa Mesa mayor and longtime city resident would succeed Supervisor John Moorlach in representing the 2nd District — an area that includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — on the five-member board that oversees county government and some special districts.
"It's important to many people from our community that we elect someone who has strong roots in Orange County and has lived in the district for a long time to succeed outgoing Supervisor John Moorlach," Mansoor said in a prepared statement sent to the Daily Pilot. "I've represented significant portions of the district for over 10 years and am considering a candidacy.
"I will be making an announcement about my decision in the coming weeks."
Surfside resident Michelle Steel, a member of the state Board of Equalization, officially declared her candidacy for the 2nd District seat in March.