The following is a release from Dana Point Councilman Bill Brough:
Bill Brough, a Dana Point Councilman, today announced his candidacy for the 73rd Assembly District. The 2014 election coincides with the completion of Brough’s term on city council and the expiration of the third and final term of Assemblywoman Diane Harkey.
“Many people from across California have encouraged me to run for the State Assembly in 2014,” said Brough. “I’ve decided to run because I am absolutely committed to delivering to the residents of California the same type of effective, responsible and transparent government I’ve successfully delivered in Dana Point for years.”
Brough served as Harkey’s Chief of Staff until stepping down to announce his campaign and previously Brough operated a government affairs consulting firm, served as a Presidential Appointee in the Bush Administration, and was a Congressional Aide to former Congressman Chris Cox.
After high school, Brough enlisted in the United States Army, serving on active duty from 1986-1990 and 1991 and graduated from the University of Connecticut. Bill and his wife have two children.
“This announcement doesn’t change my ability to serve the people of Dana Point on city council. The reality is that that I need to show my commitment early to win the seat by raising money and collecting endorsements now,” Brough continued.
The 73rd Assembly District includes the South Orange County cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch. The district has a population of 461,101 and is 48.72% Republican, 25.56% Democrat, and 21.17% Decline to State.