Maureen Muir
Maureen Muir. Campaign photo

San Dieguito Union High School District board member Maureen “Mo” Muir has announced her candidacy for the 76th Assembly District in north coastal San Diego County.

“North County deserves a representative with a lifetime of community service and a record of getting things done on behalf of our region,” said Muir, a Republican. “I have had the opportunity to serve this community as a parent, volunteer, and educator, and I look forward to continuing that service in Sacramento.”

Her announcement came after Rep. Darrell Issa revealed he would not seek re-election, and Assemblymember Rocky Chavez, who is termed out, announced his candidacy for the now open Congressional seat.

Muir was first elected to the Encinitas Union School District board in 2008, and then to the San Dieguito Union High School District board in 2014. Her husband, Mark, is chairman of the San Diego County Water Authority.

She will face Democrats Tasha Boerner Horvath, an Encinitas City Council member, community volunteer  Elizabeth Warren and political newcomer Michelle Cassel Gomez in the race to represent the district, which stretches from Encinitas to Camp Pendleton.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.