San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Brian Maryott (R) entered the race to replace retiring Rep. Darrell Issa (R), joining three other GOP candidates. He is a “certified financial planner who left Wells Fargo as a senior vice president and a regional manager last week. … Maryott, who is 55, was elected to the San Juan City Council in 2016. after campaigning on community issues like traffic, an influx of sober-living homes, water, and the city’s budget. He self-financed his council campaign, but said he will raise money for his congressional race and will spend more than $100,000 of his own money.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)
State Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R), Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey (R), 2016 nominee Doug Applegate (D), real estate investor Paul Kerr (R), and environmental attorney Mike Levin (D) are among the other candidates in the top-two primary.