Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Orange County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to select new supervisors in two districts and decide whether Assessor Webster Guillory should be re-elected while facing criminal charges.

Board of Equalization member Michelle Steel is facing Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor to succeed termed-out Supervisor John Moorlach.

Steel finished first in the four-candidate field in the June primary. Mansoor has been endorsed by Moorlach.

In the Fifth District, Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett and Laguna Niguel City Councilman Robert Ming are trying to succeed termed-out Supervisor Patricia Bates, who is running against Gary Kephart for state Senate in the 36th District.

Another opening on the board would be created today if Supervisor Janet Nguyen is elected to the state Senate.

Guillory is seeking re-election against Claude Parrish, a former chairman of the state Board of Equalization while facing charges of filing false nomination papers.

Guillory has denied the charges with his attorney chalking it up to a mistake that was not illegal. The preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 24.

City News Service

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