First District Chief of Staff Andrew Do announced Thursday his candidacy for a special election to fill his boss’s Supervisor seat, releasing a high-profile slate of politicians chairing his campaign.

Do, a former Garden Grove councilman and a top adviser to soon-to-be state Senator Janet Nguyen, joins termed-out state Sen. Lou Correa and Garden Grove councilman Chris Phan in the race for Nguyen’s seat.

Do has the backing of Supervisor Nguyen, Supervisor Pat Bates, who will also be moving onto the state Senate; State Sen. Mimi Walters and Republican Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), who will chairing his campaign.

“I am honored that so many community leaders have encouraged me to run for Supervisor to follow in the footsteps of Janet Nguyen, who has done such a tremendous job for our communities,” said Do in a press release.

Do, a lawyer, is married to OC Superior Court Judge Cheri Pham. A close adviser to the sitting supervisor, he previously owned a Lee’s Sandwiches franchise with Nguyen’s husband.

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