It could be an important special election come this March as voters will be voting to fill the Fresno County Board of Supervisor District 2 seat.
Andreas Borgeas resigned his post last week after he was sworn in as a newly elected state senator in Sacramento on Monday.
The political ring heating up as a Fresno city council member and a congressional candidate are eyeing on a potential run.
“I think it’s a very important county seat because right now conservatives control Fresno County Board of Supervisors and they’ve never had to defend district two in quite a while, so I think that it may appear like a nonchalant race but this is a very important race,” political analysis Jim Verros said.
Former 22nd Congressional District Candidate Andrew Janz who lost to incumbent Devin Nunes last month might be throwing his hat in the race.
Mari Harren, Janz spokesperson wrote via email that Janz is not ready to make the announcement on whether he’ll run or not for the county supervisor seat.
Verros said Janz would be a strong democrat that could make it a tough race against any republican challenger.
On Wednesday afternoon, Fresno City Council member for District 2 Steve Brandau spoke to reporter Pedro Quintana over the phone and confirmed he’s running for the county supervisors district 2 seat.
Fresno County Republican Party Chair Fred Vanderhoof said he’s endorsing Brandau for the county supervisor seat.
The special election will take place on March 5, 2019.
According to the county elections office, the special election will take place on March 5, 2019 and it will cost about $375,000 to $450,000.
Whoever winds will out Andreas Borgeas seat from 2019-2020.