For Immediate Release
April 8, 2014
Contact: Dave Gilliard
Phone: (916) 626-6804
ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Today Michelle Steel announced the endorsement of seven local Mayors in her campaign for the 2nd District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The list of Mayors includes Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, Buena Park Mayor Miller Oh, Los Alamitos Mayor Gerri Graham-Mejia, Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo, Stanton Mayor Rigoberto Ramirez, Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton and Cypress Mayor Leroy Mills. All of the Mayors represent cities within the 2nd District boundaries.
“Michelle Steel has the connection with our local city that will be valuable on the Board of Supervisors,” said Mayor Rush Hill. “It’s important for our city to have a representative that will be our voice, stand up for our values and fight for us on the Board. Michelle will be that representative and that’s why she has my endorsement.”
News of the endorsements indicates that Steel is maintaining her status as a frontrunner in the election. To have such broad support among the local cities shows Michelle Steel has a decided advantage of local support heading into the election.
Elected to the Board of Equalization in 2006, Michelle Steel serves as California’s senior-ranking Republican constitutional officer. A successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, Steel represents more than eight million people in the Third District, which includes all of Orange County.
Steel’s commitment to taxpayers began three decades ago when she watched her mother fight an unwarranted Board of Equalization tax bill. As an immigrant and small business owner, Michelle’s mother lacked the resources to successfully fight a massive state agency and reluctantly acceded to the Board’s demands.
Michelle holds a degree in Business from Pepperdine University, an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California, and is fluent in Korean and Japanese. She and her husband, Shawn, have been married since 1981. They live in Surfside, California.
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