Former Senator Joel Anderson earned key support this past week in his bid to become the next San Diego County Supervisor in East County’s 2nd District.
Members of the Republican Party of San Diego’s most conservative Assembly District, the 71st, unanimously pledged their support for Anderson.
Referring to the decision , District Leader Dustin Trotter shared, “Joel gets things done. He has the conservative credentials and name ID necessary to be successful in the March primary and general elections.”
The Senator has represented 86% of the Supervisor District Two while in Sacramento, far more than his primary challenger, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. Vaus had previously stated he’d never seek higher office than Mayor.
In the recent 2018 Board of Equalization race, Anderson received 55% of his votes from District Two, 17% above party registration, while Vaus received 5.56%.
The 71st District joins Senator Brian Jones and Congressman Duncan Hunter in support of Anderson, both of whom represent large areas of the 2nd District.