Orange County supervisors said Tuesday that whoever a judge decides won last month's election for an open board seat will be sworn in at their March 27 meeting.
Originally intending to fill the vacant position Tuesday, supervisors acceded to Monday's request by Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner that they wait until after a March 21 trial over a contested recount in the race, between Republicans Janet Nguyen and Trung Nguyen.
After hearing public comment for and against making a decision immediately, supervisors voted unanimously to wait three weeks. The trial may last three days.
Trung Nguyen initially won the Feb. 6 election for the 1st District seat but lost in a recount to Janet Nguyen by seven votes. Trung Nguyen has asked the court to invalidate the recount, saying some ballots were improperly disallowed, among other issues.