Congressmember Harley Rouda Joins Extensive Coalition Supporting Westminster Councilmember Sergio Contreras in Bid for OC Supervisor

WESTMINSTER, CA — In another powerful indication of his widespread support from leaders across Orange County in the race for Orange County’s First Supervisorial District, today Westminster Councilmember Sergio Contreras earned the influential endorsement of U.S. Congressmember Harley Rouda.

Congressman Rouda released the following statement announcing his endorsement of Contreras’s campaign:

“I’m pleased to support Sergio Contreras for the Orange County Board of Supervisors because he has demonstrated his commitment to putting Orange County families first. On the Westminster City Council, Sergio has reached across the aisle and built bridges among sectors of his community to address big problems and get things done for his constituents. I know that on the Board of Supervisors, he will be an effective partner working to bring much-needed resources to the communities that we represent, and I am excited to endorse him in his campaign.”

Orange County’s First District of the Board of Supervisors continues to be a ripe red-to-blue flip opportunity for Democrats. In the 2020 primary for the First District, Democratic candidates finished with 57.7% of the vote to the Republicans 42.3%. In terms of voter registration, Democrats hold a 19 point advantage over Republicans, making up 44% of all registered voters in the First District.