Newport Beach, CA - Today, Scott Baugh (CA-47) announced he has received more key local endorsements. Endorsing Baugh for Congress are Orange County Supervisor and Chairman of the Board, Don Wagner; Irvine City Council Member Mike Carroll; Laguna Niguel Mayor Janine Heft, Mayor Pro Tempore Dave Wheeler, Councilmembers Don Caskey and Joshua Sweeney; Costa Mesa Councilmember Don Harper; Seal Beach Councilmember Tom Moore, and newly elected Seal Beach City Councilmembers Lisa Landrau and Nathan Steele.
"Scott Baugh will be a very effective voice in Congress for Orange County and for common-sense policies to strengthen our economy, reduce debt and wasteful spending and protect our nation's borders and security," said Supervisor Wagner.
Irvine City Councilman Mike Carroll added: "I cannot think of anyone who is more dedicated to our community or better prepared to serve. Scott Baugh is the best choice for Irvine and for the 47th District."
The 47th Congressional District will be an open Congressional District with incumbent Katie Porter announcing her intention to run for the U.S. Senate. In spite of being outspent by over $20 million, Baugh came within 2 points of defeating Porter in 2022. The coastal Orange County 47th District includes the cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and portions of Laguna Hills.
Scott Baugh is the former Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and former California Assembly Republican Leader. He is an active member of the community, having founded the OC Marathon Foundation, a local charity that has helped teach 40,000 young people about exercise and nutrition. Scott has also served as Chairman of the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership which works with law enforcement throughout the county to keep kids out of gangs. He is a trustee at Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. Scott and his wife Wendy live in Huntington Beach. He has lived in the district for over 30 years.