Andrew Do Elected to Orange County Board of Supervisors

Voters have selected former Garden Grove City Council Member Andrew Do to fill the vacant First District seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Do, a Republican, beat out former State Sen. Lou Correa by a total of 43 votes, according to official tallies certified by the Registrar of Voters Friday. Correa may now request a recount, but would have to foot the bill.

Do and Correa were among five candidates vying to replace Janet Nguyen following her election to the state Senate in November. In addition to his three years on the Garden Grove City Council, Do had twice served as Nguyen’s Chief of Staff. His election gives the board an Asian majority for the first time in its history, while also making it an all-Republican board.

Orange County’s First District includes the areas of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, unincorporated Midway City and parts of Fountain Valley. It is the most populated county district with a total of 613,490 residents. The last time it held a special election was in 2007 when Nguyen triumphed by just seven votes.

Read more about Tuesday’s special election here.