Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office.
Harper is vying for a place in the Assembly, while Carchio wants a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Carchio hopes to succeed John Moorlach as the supervisor for District 2, which covers Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos and Stanton, and parts of Fountain Valley and Buena Park.
The Surf City councilman will challenge California Board of Equalization Vice Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno, former Huntington Beach Mayor Don Hansen and resident Alan Schlar. Only Hansen and Schlar haven't filed candidate statements.
"All I care about is the welfare of the [Huntington Beach] and the surrounding cities, and I liked to be involved," Carchio said.