On April 11, former state Assembly member and state Senator Joel Anderson announced his candidacy for the District 2 seat on the San Diego Country Board of Supervisors. So far, Anderson will be running against Poway mayor and fellow Republican Steve Vaus, who announced his candidacy on Feb. 20.
Democratic candidates Tom Lemmon and Kenya Taylor are widely seen as longshots for the board seat in the historically conservative district where Republicans hold a 6% registration advantage.
The District 2 seat is open for the first time since 1992 when Supervisor Dianne Jacob was elected to the first of her six terms on the board.
District 2 is the largest of San Diego County’s five districts. The district encompasses more than 2,000 square miles and more than 50 communities and cities with more than 620,000 East County residents of the unincorporated communities of Lakeside, Alpine, Ramona and Julian along with the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee and Poway, as well as the city of San Diego communities of Allied Gardens, College Area, Del Cerro, Grantville, Navajo, Rolando and San Carlos.