Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson’s fiancé, Steve Chavez Lodge, is running for governor of California.

Lodge announced his campaign on Instagram on June 29.

“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 am watching my grandchildren grow up here.”

“I can no longer stand by and watch my beautiful state being destroyed by bad decisions made by Sacramento career politicians,” he added. “It’s time for the people of California to regain control of their government, not only at the state level, but in the counties, cities, and school boards.”

On the post – which was a video message – he said he would be sharing his “strategy on how to save California” in the following days.

On his Instagram page, Lodge describes himself as a “Christian” and “conservative.” The page includes numerous attacks on California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and President Joe Biden and praise for the late Rush Limbaugh.

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