Candidate statements for the 2020 Orange City Council election. (listed in the order of the Orange County Registrar of Voters website). There are 8 candidates running for two open city council member seats.
The General Election will be held in the City of Orange on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
2022 Orange City Council Candidates:
Orange City Council, District 1
- Arianna Barrios, Councilmember District 1/Businessowner
- Jason White, Contract Specialist
Orange City Council, District 3
- Kathy Tavoularis, District 3 Appointed Councilwoman
- John Russo, Blank
Orange City Council, District 4
- Christopher Horton, Blank
- Denis Bilodeau, Blank
- John Newman, Assistant Manager
Orange City Council, District 6
- Brian Harrington, Supply Chain Leader
- Adrienne Gladson, Principal Planner
- John Gyllenhammer, Blank
City of Orange, City Council, District 1
Orange City Councilwoman, District 1
Born at St. Joseph Hospital, I’m part of three generations of family from Orange. I graduated from the Orange Unified School District, attending Cambridge Elementary School, La Veta Elementary School, Yorba Middle School, and Orange High School. My husband and I raised our children in Orange.
I own a small business in Old Towne Orange, where I employ 22 professionals and won the Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year award.
As your Councilwoman, I’ve been getting things done:
Added more police and firefighters
Passed balanced budgets
Strengthened code enforcement
Fought short-term rentals and illegal student dorms
Championed transparency at City Hall
I’m fighting Sacramento’s overreach in local land use.
If re-elected as your Councilwoman, I’ll keep getting things done for you:
Protect public safety and support Orange Police and Fire
Address homelessness with both services and enforcement
Preserve Old Towne Orange’s way of life
Grow our economy, not raise taxes on our residents, to pay for City of Orange services
My record and experience have earned me bipartisan endorsements from Orange’s trusted leaders: Orange City Firefighters, City of Orange Police Association and former Orange Mayors Tita Smith and Carolyn Cavecche.
I’m honored to be the first Councilwoman for District 1 and first Latina on Orange’s City Council.
I respectfully ask for your vote for Council. Call me anytime at (714) 497-3661. VoteBarrios.com
Jason White AGE: 42
My life has been dedicated to public service. I am once again answering the call to serve, this time for the citizens of Orange,
specifically in District 1.
I joined the United States Marine Corps out of high school and proudly served our county before being honorably discharged. While earning my bachelor’s degree in political science and my law degree, I entered in the public sector, working with unemployed Americans during the Great Recession. I continued my service by working for the Department of Defense, the National Archives and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
I am running for City Council to fulfill the broken promises made regarding increasing public safety, economic growth, mitigating the influx of homeless in our parks and our streets, as well as maintaining the quality-of-life that citizens in Orange are accustomed to.
My adult life has been dedicated to service, protecting those most in need. My military and experience has given me the courage and honor to keep my word, the insight on cutting through red tape and a knowledge of how to see tasks and goals accomplished.
I humbly ask for your vote.
City of Orange, City Council, District 3
Appointed District 3 Orange City Coucilwoman
My parents and I immigrated to the United States when I was a child – we found a welcoming community here in Orange. I’ve lived in
what’s now District 3 for 41 years. I’m a product of the Orange Unified School District, attending Taft Elementary School, Peralta
Junior High School, and Villa Park High School, before graduating from California State University, Long Beach.
I’m not a career politician who’s run for office over and over again. I launched my own small business here in Orange District 3 fifteen years ago. I’m involved in our community: Orange Community Foundation, Orange Elks, Orange Chamber of Commerce and Orange Woman’s Club. In the past year as your Councilwoman, I’ve delivered results:
Led approval of new police officers
Added an additional rescue ambulance
Advocated for a Veterans’ Cemetery northeast of Orange
I’ve led Orange’s efforts to urge Sacramento to suspend the gas tax for six months
As your Councilwoman, I’ll continue to fight for you by:
Strengthening public safety
Opposing new taxes
Ensuring the future of the Orange Mall with no housing
I’ve earned endorsements from City of Orange Police Association, Orange City Firefighters; Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes; Orange Mayor Mark Murphy, Councilmembers Kim Nichols, Jon Dumitru, Chip Monaco; former Orange Councilmembers Mike Alvarez, Denis Bilodeau, Mike Spurgeon, Bill Steiner, Fred Whitaker; Orange County Treasurer Shari Freidenrich; Every Orange County Board of Education Trustee; California Homeowners Association; California Taxpayers Coalition; California Women’s Leadership Association.
I respectfully ask for your vote. kathytavoularis.com
John R Russo
I.T. Support Specialist
No Candidate Statement listed with OC Registrar.
City of Orange, City Council, District 4
Orange County Water District Director
I am honored to have served as your Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem.
My priorities are:
Public Safety – We enjoy the highest quality Police and Fire services in Orange County, and I will continue to make this our priority to attract and retain the best personnel to keep our community safe.
Saving Taxpayers Dollars – I delivered 8 balanced city budgets with no new taxes and will ensure City Hall continues to live within its means. Under my leadership, the city-wide trash disposal contract was competitively bid for the first time in city history, resulting in 70 million dollars in savings to our residents and businesses.
Economy – As your Councilmember, I will show leadership and directly engage the ownership and neighbors of the Village at Orange Mall to revitalize it. I will not allow this property to continue to deteriorate while the city does not proactively bring in new businesses to fill the empty buildings and storefronts.
My vision for Orange combined with past service has earned endorsements from the Orange Taxpayers Association, Orange elected officials and community leaders. With your vote we will keep Orange the best city to live, work and raise a family in.
www.DenisBilodeau.com (714) 749-6386
No Candidate Statement listed with OC Registrar.
Orange Business Owner
My family has lived in Orange since 1944. My wife and I have chosen to raise our sons here and own and operate a successful small business. The perspective I will bring to the City Council is one of common business sense and a bottom-line approach to solving problems.
I also believe it is important for elected officials to be held to a higher standard and be above reproach. If elected, I pledge to serve as a councilmember with respect, integrity, and full transparency.
I pledge the following as a member of the Orange City Council
Make Public Safety a top priority
Vote against any tax increase
Work with other city leaders to eradicate the homeless issue in our city
Support only balanced budgets
Our city needs stability, I promise to work hard every day to bring balance to our city council to help serve our residents.
I humbly ask for your vote, and it would be an honor to serve the
city I was born and raised in.
City of Orange, City Council, District 6
Supply Chain Manager
Orange is a vibrant city of opportunity. It’s what attracted my wife and I when we moved here to raise our kids years ago. We are the center of the most innovative region in the world, with a great university and community college, world-class hospitals, excellent schools, wonderful small businesses, and a bountiful environment.
Let’s build our future together. As your council representative, I will be your voice. Let’s ensure that development aligns with the needs of the community. Let’s open new parks, walking paths and bike lanes. Let’s plant shade trees to soften the summer heat. Let’s ensure that public safety has the resources they need.
I’m an engineer and a supply chain manager. My 30+ years of professional life has been dedicated to weighing the wants and needs of different groups to ensure maximum mutual gain. I look in my kids’ eyes and, like you, I want to do all that I can to create an environment where they can thrive. Securing their future is why I’m running, and why I humbly ask for your vote.
As a proud parent and Orange resident, I am passionately invested in the future of our great town. My wife and I are blessed to raise our two children here; where they attend Orange schools, play youth sports and enjoy Orange’s many traditions. I am a graduate of the Orange Citizen’s Police Academy, play adult sports in our parks, and attend most city-wide events.
As a private sector businessman, with experience running large organizations, I understand how to lead with empathy, plan for
growth and deliver results. I respect every individual’s opinion, will actively listen to constituents, and will communicate with transparency. If elected, I will:
Protect open space and parks
Prioritize public safety and crime reduction
Preserve Orange’s great heritage, traditions and celebrations
Promote business-friendly policies to ensure future growth
Support efforts to end the homelessness crisis
Be fiscally responsible
Support a balanced budget
Please join Mayor Pro-Tem Kim Nichols; Mayor Mark Murphy; Councilmembers Chip Monaco, Jon Dumitru and Kathy Tavoularis; former Orange Councilmembers Fred Whitaker, Mike Spurgeon and William G. Steiner; Sheriff Don Barnes and many other Orange residents and business-owners in their support of my candidacy.
Please vote John Gyllenhammer for Orange City Council.
I am running for Orange City Council as an advocate for East Orange neighborhoods. I’m a small business owner and have lived in Orange for 36 years, where I own my home near Santiago Creek.
My 40 years of government and city planning experience make me uniquely qualified to serve on city council. I was appointed by the Orange City Council to the Planning Commission and Design Review Committee where I served you for 11 years. I relied on facts, common sense, and my planning expertise.
My priorities are to:
Make public safety paramount
Address issues surrounding homelessness
Protect taxpayers, support businesses, and be fiscally responsible
Establish a code of conduct for city leaders toward residents
Foster a culture that values community input and inclusion
Ensure transparency, accountability, and fairness
Restore proper planning and respect for community plans
Expand open space to reduce our open space deficit
I will champion our unique neighborhoods, quality of life, and demand an environmentally safe solution for the Sully Miller site cleanup. I will do what is right for residents. It is time to return to a community-first mindset and restore a positive relationship between citizens and city hall.
I ask for your vote.
Adrienne Gladson, AICP
The elections of November, 2022 will be the first conducted in the new redrawn lines by-district system in the City of Orange. In by-district elections, the City is divided into Council districts. Each voter resides within one of those districts, and participates in the election of one City Council member who must also reside in and be a registered voter of that district.
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