Poway Mayor Steve Vaus announced Wednesday that he is running for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
Vaus would represent District 2 in the 2020 election.
“My priorities as East County’s Supervisor will be the same as my priorities as Mayor: Keeping us safe from crime and fire, maintaining infrastructure, protecting and expanding open space, allowing development where appropriate, and being accessible,” read Vaus’ campaign website.
The Poway mayor announced his run on his Facebook page with the caption, “Exciting news to share…”
Vaus was re-elected to his second term as mayor in 2018, receiving 63 percent of the votes. His first term began in 2014.
Vaus has also served on the Poway City Council for two years and, in December 2018, was elected as the chair of the San Diego Association of Governments.
He has chaired the Poway Citizens Substance Abuse Task Force and has served on the board of directors for San Diego Crime Stoppers.
The Poway mayor is also known for his annual Carols by Candlelight concerts, which has brought country stars together to raise money children’s charities.
In 2009, Vaus, under the name of Buck Howdy, won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album For Children with his work, Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs.
To learn more about Vaus’ background, visit his campaign website.