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2nd Supervisorial Watch: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Endorses Michelle Steel for Supervisor

Posted by Dominus on June 7, 2013

The snow ball is getting bigger for the Steel campaign with this latest endorsement:


ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Michelle Steel continues to position herself as the front-runner in her election for Orange County Supervisor in the 2nd District, after announcing the endorsement of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC (HJTA). The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is California’s leading taxpayer advocate organization and is notable for their efforts to pass California’s landmark law Proposition 13 protecting taxpayers.

“The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC is pleased to endorse Michelle Steel for the Orange County Board of Supervisors,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.  “Michelle has a long history of fighting government bureaucracy and standing up for taxpayers. We need more leaders like her at every level of government because she stands up for taxpayers.”

“This is a telling endorsement. Receiving the highly coveted HJTA endorsement this early in the election cycle combined with her early fundraising and endorsement success proves Steel’s strength as a candidate,” said Steel Campaign Consultant Dave Gilliard. “The list of supporters grows every day and this is a great sign that voters are lining up behind a  consensus candidate. Orange County’s taxpayers know that Michelle will fight for them on the board of Supervisors, just as she has fought for them for the last six years as their representative on the State Board of Equalization.”

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, county Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, and former Assemblyman Jim Silva are serving as Steel’s campaign co-chairs. She has also been endorsed by Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher and Ed Royce.

Michelle Steel currently serves as the Vice Chair of the California State Board of Equalization.

Another powerful endorsement for Michelle Steel.  How will this impact Assemblyman Allan Mansoor’s decision for re-election?

One Response to “2nd Supervisorial Watch: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Endorses Michelle Steel for Supervisor”

  1. OC Insider #29 (aka Greg Diamond) said

    Mansoor’s best hope is a “good government” challenge to Steel — and hoping that the voters lack a sense of irony. He should endorse the DISCLOSE Act, as he almost did last time, immediately. Nothing left to lose!

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