Steve Lodge announced that he is running for governor of California on Instagram Tuesday night.
More than a year after he was last seen with his fiancée. Vicki gunvalson on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Steve, a former homicide detective, shared a statement with his fans and followers when Vicki reacted to the news on her own page and Andy Cohen He chimed in on his late night talk show See what happens live.
“I am officially announcing that I am running for GOVERNOR of California,” Steve began in his June 29 announcement. “I was born and raised in California and spent my adult life here, it was a time when people still called California the Golden State. I raised my children in California and now I watch my grandchildren grow up here. “
“However, I can no longer stand on the sidelines and watch my beautiful state destroyed by poor decisions made by career politicians in Sacramento,” he continued. “[It’s] Time for the people of California to regain control of their government, not just at the state level, but in counties, cities, and school boards. “
According to Steve, he has a solution to the homeless problem in the state and plans to share it with his supporters and critics in the coming days, along with several other important problems for his campaign.
“Enough California is enough. Help me ‘Make California, California Again’. I will lead this movement with your help to see California once again as the Golden State it once was, ”he concluded.
Following Steve’s announcement, Vicki shared a message saying she was “very proud” of her future husband before posting a video of Andy discussing the matter on WWHL.
“Steve Lodge for Governor. Thanks [Andy Cohen] for his hysterical comments tonight, “the first RHOC wrote the star.
In the clip, Andy expressed his excitement for Vicki to potentially become the First Lady of the State of California.
“Let’s pause for a second and imagine what a gift it would be. Instead of a caravan, I’d be traveling in a little family van! First Lady Victoria Gunvalson would make sure the California love tank is totally full! “he proclaimed.
Steve’s announcement came moments after the Fox 11 Los Angeles host Elex Michaelson shared the news on his Twitter page, noting that Steve was a small business owner and a former homicide detective for the Santa Ana Police Department.
NEW: Steve Chavez Lodge announced that he is running for Governor of California.
The Republican is a small business owner, Santa Ana homicide detective, and fiancé of @BravoTV reality star @vgunvalson. @RadioEconomy, who helped organize Newsom’s retirement, is running his campaign. pic.twitter.com/KflIhsrl1r
– Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) June 29, 2021
Vicki appeared in a full-time role on The Real Housewives of Orange County for the show’s first 13 seasons and at a part-time position for the show’s 14th season.