Bob Magee, 48, hasn’t officially announced his candidacy for State Assembly in 2012, but the Lake Elsinore Mayor Pro Tem has taken steps in that direction, including that he was forming an exploratory committee to look at a possible bid.
If Magee, a Republican, does put his hat in the ring, he will have competition from a conservative GOP candidate who just announced his bid last week.
Phil Paule, 48, district director to Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista), 49th District, has announced he will make a run for the seat currently held by Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore), 66th District.
Earlier this year, for Riverside County Board of Supervisors in 2012.
The 66th District, includes much of southwestern Riverside County, including Lake Elsinore and Wildomar.
Congressman Issa and former State Senator Ray Haynes will serve as honorary chairs of the Paule campaign, according to Gilliard Blanning and Associates Inc., the Rocklin, Calif.-based firm that has been retained to handle consulting and fundraising for the campaign.
“We have worked closely with Phil Paule and with Congressman Issa over the years. We look forward to helping Phil continue the strong and unquestioned conservative representation for this part of Riverside County,” said Dave Gilliard, of Gilliard Blanning and Associates Inc.
Paule, an elected member of the Eastern Municipal Water District Board of Directors and a Winchester resident, is married to Julie Paule. The couple has two sons.