Phone: (714) 834-3330 Fax: (714) 834-2786
Mail: Office of Supervisor Bill Campbell
Orange County Board of Supervisors
10 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
County: Orange Cities Served: Parts of Anaheim, Brea, Yorba Linda
Bill Campbell was first elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Third District, in January 2003
with an overwhelming margin of victory, nearly 75 percent of the vote. After serving the remainder of a
vacated term, he was elected to his first, full term in March 2004 and a second term in June 2008. The Third
District includes the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda, as well
as the unincorporated areas of North Tustin, Orange Park Acres and Orange County’s canyon communities.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in nearby Pico Rivera, Supervisor Campbell is a proud southern Californian.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Loyola Marymount University, and he
holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.
Supervisor Campbell is a member of the Orange County chapter of Legatus, a Catholic organization for
business professionals. He is a former member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, where he served on the
International Board of Directors. He is also a member of the alumni associations of both of his almae matres
and has served on the Board of Directors of the Loyola Alumni Association.
Supervisor Campbell served in the California Legislature as an Assembly Member from 1996 to 2002. He served
as Assembly Minority Leader, Vice Chairman of the prestigious Committee on Appropriations and was a member
of the Banking and Finance Committee, the Education Committee, and the Utilities and Commerce Committee.
While in the California State Assembly and as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor
Campbell worked to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Orange County through the preservation
and development of recreational, cultural, educational and historical assets that will be a legacy left to
future generations. He has sought to protect Orange County’s natural resources through proposals such as
Assembly Bill 1969 which protected Orange County’s coastal resources by requiring an increased standard of
treatment for wastewater.
Supervisor Campbell was first elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors by his colleagues in January 2005
and for a second term as Chairman of the Board in January 2006. He was most recently elected Chairman of the
Board of Supervisors by his colleagues in January 2011.
In addition to his duties at the County’s Hall of Administration, he is Chairman of the Orange County
Children and Families Commission, and serves as a member of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the
In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, the Library Advisory Board, the Orange County Housing
Authority, the South Orange County Public Financing Authority, the Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway
Advisory Group, the Audit Oversight Committee, the Emergency Management Council, the One Water, One
Watershed Steering Committee, the Orange County Operational Area Executive Board, the Southern California
Water Committee, and both the San Joaquin and Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor agencies.
Additionally, he is an alternate member of the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency, the Orange County
Fire Authority, and the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission.
Supervisor Campbell and his wife, Mary, reside in Villa Park, where they have lived for over 35 years. They
have three grown sons, Patrick, Chris and Brian, and four grandchildren. Prior to his service in elected
office, he was a successful businessman most recently in the fast food business and earlier in his career in
the aerospace industry.
Phone: (714) 834-3440 Fax: (714) 834-2045
Mail: Supervisor Shawn Nelson
Hall of Administration
333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Cities Served: Parts of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia
Supervisor Shawn Nelson was elected to the Fullerton City Council in November 2002 to fill the remaining two
years of an unexpired term, and was reelected to a four-year term in November 2004. He served as Mayor in
2004-05 and 2006-07, and as Mayor Pro Tem in 2003-04. A native Californian, Supervisor Nelson was born in
Lynwood and raised in Fullerton. The Sunny Hills High School graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in business
administration from USC, and a Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law. He has also
studied economics at Harvard University. An attorney by profession, Supervisor Nelson is the managing
partner in the Santa Ana law firm of Rizio and Nelson. Shawn is a civil litigator and represents small
business owners and individuals in a variety of legal matters. He also sits as an arbitrator for the Orange
County Bar Association. Supervisor Nelson served six years as the City's representative to the Board of
Directors of the Orange County Water District. Active in the community, Supervisor Nelson is a member of the
Fullerton Elks Lodge, and the Orange County Bar Association. He is actively involved as a member of Zion
Lutheran Church, is a sponsor and "Soccer Dad" for the Fullerton Rangers youth soccer club, and is head
coach and a parent sponsor for Fullerton Pop Warner Football's Junior Midget Level Team. Supervisor Nelson
was named the "Local Elected Official for 2009" by the Orange County Republican Party. Supervisor Nelson and
his wife, Sharon, have three children: Kathryn, 13, Shane, 12, and Amanda, 9.
In additions to the duties as a County Supervisor, Shawn serves on the following boards:
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Orange County Transportation Authority
South Orange County Public Financing Authority
Mental Health Board
Orange County Housing authority Board of Commissioners
Orange County Local Remote Access Network Board
Transportation Corridor Agencies - Foothill/Eastern
John M.W. Moorlach
Phone: (714) 834-3220 Fax: (714) 834-6109
Office of Supervisor John Moorlach
Orange County Board of Supervisors
10 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
County: Orange Cities Served: Cypress, La Palma
The Honorable John M. W. Moorlach, C.P.A., is a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors,
representing the Second District cities of Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Palma,
Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Stanton, a portion of Garden Grove, and the majority of Newport Beach.
Supervisor Moorlach currently serves on several boards and committees, including: the California State
Association of Counties and its Executive Committee, End Homelessness 2020 Commission (Chairman), the
Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee (Chairman), the Orange County Council of Governments, the Orange
County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (Chairman), the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission
(Chairman), the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Orange County Vector Control District, and the
Urban Counties Caucus.
Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2006, he served as the Orange County Treasurer-Tax
Collector for nearly 12 years. Supervisor Moorlach has the distinction of having predicted the largest
municipal bond portfolio loss and bankruptcy in U.S. history. He has been a voice on major fiscal issues
facing the county, state, and the nation. He is a noted and respected long-time advocate for public
employee pension reform and serves on the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility Advisory Board.
Prior to serving as Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Moorlach was Vice President of Balser, Horowitz,
Frank & Wakeling, an Accountancy Corporation, and was the administrative partner of its Costa Mesa
office. He served on numerous nonprofit and industry related boards during his eighteen years in public
practice and was a frequent writer and speaker on financially related topics.
Moorlach is a California history enthusiast and served as Vice President of the Gold Discovery to Statehood
California (1848-1850) Sesquicentennial Foundation Board. He has photographed nearly all of the State’s
historical landmarks, a program under the auspices of the State Historical Resources
Commission. Consequently, he has visited every county in the state, some on numerous occasions, and has
enjoyed multiple drives on Highway One, from San Diego County to Crescent City and beyond.
Moorlach graduated from California State University in Long Beach in 1977 and passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978.
He completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He earned a Certificate in
Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of
Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in
2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the New Supervisors Training
Institute in 2007 from California State University in Sacramento in cooperation with their Center for
Phone: (213) 974-4444 Fax: (213) 626-6941
822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
County: Los Angeles
Cities Served: Artesia, Cerritos, Diamond Bar, La Habra Heights, La Mirada
Supervisor Don Knabe was first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November of 1996
and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008.
Supervisor Knabe represents the Fourth District, which is a uniquely diverse area that is home to over two
million residents and includes two of the nation’s largest economic hubs; the Ports of Los Angeles and Long
Beach, and Los Angeles International Airport. The Fourth District is also geographically diverse, stretching
from Marina del Rey to the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Long Beach all the way east to Diamond Bar and dozens
of cities in between. The Fourth District also includes Catalina Island and San Clemente Island.
Knabe served on the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council as well as the Council’s subcommittees,
the State and Local Officials Senior Advisory Committee. In 2006, Knabe was appointed to the California
Emergency Council by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Don is the past Chairman of First 5 Los Angeles and past President of the Coliseum Commission. He is a
Member and past Chairman of the Urban County Caucus of the California State Association of Counties, an
Executive Board Member of the California State Association of Counties, and is Secretary of the Board of
Governors for L.A. Care Health Plan. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of the Health Sub-Committee for
the National Association of Counties and a Trustee at the Aquarium of the Pacific located in Long Beach.
Supervisor Knabe is a leader in regional transportation serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for
the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink)
and the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA). He is also the immediate past Chairman and Member
of the Southern California Regional Airport Authority (SCRAA) and a Member of the Southern California
Association of Governments (SCAG) Aviation Task Force.
Knabe has a true passion for the arts and attributes much of his own personal success to an early
involvement with music. His enthusiasm for the arts has resulted in the creation of several innovative youth
programs and his own arts program, which provides grants to schools and community based organizations
throughout the Fourth District.
Don is respected for the strength of his grassroots support and considerable experience in local government,
which have made him a highly regarded voice, not only at home in the Fourth District, but in Sacramento and
Washington D.C. He was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 1980 and served as a Councilman for eight
years, including two terms as Mayor. He was a leader in the development and implementation of Cerritos’
General Plan during a time of unprecedented economic growth.
As Chief of Staff to the late Fourth District Supervisor Deane Dana, Don gained invaluable insight into
crucial Federal, State and Local issues and the needs of the Fourth District’s two million constituents.
Before joining the United States Navy, Knabe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from
Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Don and his wife, Julie, have been married for over 40 years. Julie, a Long Beach native, is a past
President of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce and operates her own customer relations firm, J.D. Knabe &
Associates. They have two sons, Curt who is married to Svea, and Matt who is married to Briana. Don and
Julie have two granddaughters by Curt and Svea – Kaitlyn and Christy, and a grandson – Kaden and a
granddaughter – Kyla Joy by Matt and Briana.