Doug Chaffee

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Doug Chaffee has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Redlands and a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law. Chafee currently represents District 4 and serves as Chairman on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He previously served on the Fullerton City Council and as the Mayor of Fullerton. He is a member of the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors, a CalOptima Director, and has previously served as Vice Chairman for the Fullerton Planning Commission and on the board of the North Orange County YMCA [3, 10]. He also chairs the Orange County Housing Finance Trust [4].
Chaffee founded Western Youth Services, a non-profit that provides mental health services to children and families [10]. He and his wife raised two sons in Fullerton [2].

Key Issues

Homelessness

Chaffee serves as the chair of the Orange County Housing Finance Trust, which is a partnership between the county and its cities to fund affordable housing with supportive services. He wants to build 2700 housing units by 2025. He also supports the Be Well OC mental and behavioral health program [4].

COVID-19

As a member of the board of supervisors, Chaffee supported banning health officials from participating in COVID-19 news conferences [8].

Infrastructure

Chaffee supports restoring the fossil collection at Clark Park, construction of an amphitheater at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, and construction of a senior center at Tri-City Regional Park [4].

Endorsements

Orange County Register; Congressman Lou Correa; State Senator Tom Umberg; State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva; Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley; Anaheim Councilmember Denise Barnes (Ret.); Anaheim Councilmember Jose Moreno; Anaheim Councilmember Avelino Valencia; Anaheim Union High School District Boardmember Al Jabbar; Brea Councilmember Christine Marick; Buena Park Councilmember Art Brown; Buena Park Councilmember Susan Sonne; Buena Park Councilmember Connor Traut; Buena Park School District Trustee Rhodia Shead; Centralia Elementary School District Trustee Art Montez; Centralia Elementary School District Trustee Luis Flores; Centralia Elementary School District Trustee Lamiya Hoque; Former Fullerton Mayor Jan Flory; Fullerton Councilmember Jesus Silva; Fullerton Joint Union School Boardmember Vicki Calhoun; Fullerton School District Boardmember Aaruni Thankur; Huntington Beach City Councilmember Kim Carr; La Habra Mayor Jose Medrano; La Habra City Mayor Pro Tem James Gomez; La Habra City Councilmember Rose Espinoza; La Habra Councilmember Daren Nigsarian; La Habra Councilmember Steve Simonian; Irvine Vice Mayor Tammy Kim; Placentia City Mayor Pro Tem Chad Wanke; Placentia Councilmember Craig Green; Placentia Councilmember Ward Smith; Savannah School District Trustee Christie Brown

Sources

1 Ballotpedia

2 Doug Chaffee for Supervisor 

3 OC Transportation Authority 

4 OC Register 

5 Orange County Board of Supervisors

6 Wikipedia

7 Facebook

8 Voice of OC

9 Twitter

10 CalOptima Health