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OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Statements

Here are the 2022 Orange County Board of Supervisors Candidate Statements filed by each candidate, unedited and in their own words.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

California law allows candidates running for a federal or state office to have a candidate statement included in the state Voter Information Guide, on the Secretary of State website, or in the county Voter Information Guide, depending on the office.

OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Statements

Supervisor 2nd District

Kim Bernice Nguyen

Garden Grove City Councilwoman

I am not afraid to challenge the status quo, embrace innovation, and work for change. At the age of 25, I became the first Latina elected to the Garden Grove City Council. A voice for all residents, I championed economic development, overdue infrastructure projects, and park expansion and rehabilitation. I made public safety a top priority, implementing an effective community policing plan. As the daughter of a Mexican mother and a Vietnamese father, I will always fight for all communities.

As your Orange County Supervisor, I won’t be afraid to tackle the tough issues facing our neighborhoods and small businesses. I have a comprehensive homelessness and housing action plan that boldly and compassionately addresses the substance use epidemic and mental health crisis facing Orange County.

I’m proud to be supported by our police and local law enforcement. We need to ensure our neighborhoods are protected, residents are safe, and families feel secure in their communities.

Orange County needs new leadership with fresh solutions, not another career politician. I humbly ask for your vote.

Endorsed by Congresswoman Katie Porter.

Vote Kim Bernice Nguyen. A Supervisor for all of us.

For more information and to read my comprehensive homelessness action plan visit:

Vicente Sarmiento

Santa Ana Mayor/Businessowner

Mayor Vicente Sarmiento has the values, experience, and vision to be our next Orange County Supervisor. His “neighborhoods first” approach propelled him to victory in the June primary by a wide margin over his opponents.

Raised in central Orange County, Vicente attended local public schools, and returned to his hometown, Santa Ana, to start a business and raise his family after college. As Supervisor, Vicente will improve the quality of life for all residents by tackling rising prices, keeping our neighborhoods safe, and making housing affordable.

Mayor Sarmiento will take on rising costs and inflation. He helped renters and small businesses get the financial aid they needed during COVID, and secured hazard/hero pay for our essential frontline workers. As a Councilmember, Vicente led Orange County’s second biggest city through the great recession while protecting homeowners. As Mayor, he balanced the city’s budget, increased its fiscal reserve, and created a surplus of over $42 million.

As a father, Mayor Sarmiento believes everyone deserves to feel safe in their neighborhoods. He has implemented strategies that keep our schools, parks, and sidewalks safe, while getting people experiencing homelessness the mental health services they need.

That’s why law enforcement and the California Attorney General trust Vicente to keep Orange County safe.

Vicente will always stand with working families because people deserve a paycheck they can raise a family on, and a safe workplace. He also created a universal legal defense fund to help immigrant families stay together.

As Supervisor, Vicente will usher in a fresh start for Orange County by delivering on the issues most important to residents, including:

Reducing the Cost of Living and Rising Prices
Tackling Homelessness
Protecting Our Neighborhoods
Making Housing Affordable
Improving Public Health Care
Expanding Our Parks & Green Space
Increasing Government Transparency and Accountability

Mayor Sarmiento earned a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley, and his law degree from UCLA. He proudly returned home to Santa Ana with his wife Eva to raise their three kids & dog “Magic,” start his own law practice, and enter public service to improve his hometown.

Please join Teachers, Nurses, Law Enforcement, Local Businesses, the Orange County Labor Federation and neighbors in supporting Mayor Sarmiento’s campaign for a brighter and more prosperous future for all in Orange County.

Vicente Sarmiento

Supervisor 4th District

Doug Chafeee

Orange County Supervisor

Dear Neighbor,

It has been my honor to represent North Orange County on the Board of Supervisors since 2018. I am grateful for the trust the
voters have placed in me.

As your Supervisor, I have worked collaboratively to:

Prioritize funding to reduce crime, keep neighborhoods safe, and ensure fast 911 response times.

Provide homeless residents with access to shelter beds, permanent supportive housing, and health care.

Support the development of the Veterans Village in Placentia and the Veterans Cemetery in Gypsum Canyon.

Preserve open space by investing in public parks and recreation areas for children and families such as Coyote Hills in Fullerton and Riverwalk in Anaheim.

Invest in visual and performing arts programs for our students and bridging the digital divide for our local school districts.

Fight global warming by reducing pollution and carbon emissions like our Metrolink trains that now use carbon free biodiesel. As an avid SCUBA diver, I am deeply concerned about global warming and the condition of our planet.

Expand mental health and substance abuse services by creating Orange County’s first Be Well campus, which provides treatment, at no cost, for residents experiencing depression, drug use disorder, and alcohol abuse. Additional Be Well campuses are planned.

Champion the establishment of the Orange County Housing Finance Trust to help fund housing for homeless persons and those at risk of homelessness.

My top priorities are protecting our neighborhoods from crime, reducing homelessness, and protecting the quality of life for Orange County residents. We need to continue to get people into our shelters and off the streets while building additional affordable housing, strengthening our mental health system, and cleaning up our streets and parks.

Each day, I look forward to serving the public especially by helping to connect people with services. If you have questions, ideas for our communities, or issues you would like to discuss, please call(714) 906-6501 or email [email protected].

To learn more about me or my campaign, please visit

I’m honored to have the endorsement of the Orange County Register, along with leaders throughout Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, and Stanton. I hope to earn your vote.

About Supervisor Doug Chaffee:

Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, Doug Chaffee twice served as the Mayor of Fullerton. Doug is a proud graduate of Fullerton High School, the University of Redlands, and Northwestern University School of Law. He and his wife, Paulette, raised their two sons in Fullerton.

Doug Chaffee

Sunny Park

Mayor of Buena Park

On issues from homelessness, to affordable housing, to public safety, Orange County’s government has failed to deliver results for local families.

I’m Buena Park Mayor Sunny Park and I’m running to bring the change we need.

The cost of living is skyrocketing, and everyday families can’t afford to get by. It’s clear the status quo isn’t working.

Orange County deserves a forward-thinking community leader who can embrace the change the pandemic has brought on and move the county to the right direction. That’s why the stakes couldn’t be higher.

As a mother, businesswoman, and an immigrant, I understand the struggles that so many people in communities throughout Orange County face on a daily basis. It’s why I got into public service — to empower marginalized communities, protect our planet, and ensure that our neighborhoods are safe, healthy and thriving. From serving as Mayor of Buena Park and on the Orange County Fire Authority Board, to earning the Presidential Gold Medal for Volunteerism from President Barack Obama — my life’s work has been centered around public service and giving back.

As your Supervisor, I will:

Urgently address homelessness, helping to provide mental health services to the unhoused and transition them into permanent housing, while also ensuring that the community feels safe and heard;

Fight inflation by advocating for policies that increase housing quickly and lower household costs;

Stand with working families and small businesses, creating more good paying middle class jobs, while protecting workers’ rights and fighting for equal pay;

Keep communities safe by investing in public safety;

Increase transparency and accountability at the county;

Expand healthcare access, improve our county’s health department and protect women’s reproductive rights; and

Combat climate change by safeguarding our environment, preserving clean air and water, and getting the county to 100% clean energy.

That is why I am endorsed by:

Congresswoman Katie Porter
Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
Women in Leadership
California Treasurer Fiona Ma
Senator Bob Archuleta
Senator Dave Min
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

Let’s create change by electing an energetic local Mayor to take the OC Board of Supervisors in a new direction.

I would be deeply honored to have your support — and your vote — on November 8th.

Thank you,
Sunny Park

Supervisor 5th District

Patricia C. ‘Pat’ Bates

California State Senator

I am running for Supervisor to protect the way of life we enjoy in our special part of Orange County.

As your Senator, I’ve worked hard to protect our coast, reduce traffic and congestion and protect taxpayers. As your Orange County

Supervisor I will:

Work to make life more affordable by reducing the fees, taxes and regulations that add thousands of dollars every family’s yearly budget.

Oppose tax increases and fight to end waste, fraud and abuse in government. I’m proud of my record as a tax-fighter and endorsement from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Insist that laws are enforced that homeless camps be removed from our streets and neighborhoods.

The Orange County Register endorses me, saying: “We’ve always been impressed with her thoughtfulness, graciousness and integrity… The board needs her steady, earnest approach…”

My qualifications include: serving as a Mayor, Orange County Legislator and Supervisor and serving as a member of Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Performance Review Commission to reform state government. I’m a Founder of the California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA).

I’m a wife, mother and grandmother who has dedicated my career to protecting the way of life we enjoy here. I’d be honored to receive your vote. Please visit

Katrina Foley

Orange County Supervisor/Businessowner

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley fought for our familiesand safeguarded our tax dollars during her first year on the board. Supervisor Foley used her decades of local experience to stand up to Sacramento, respond to community needs after years of neglect by her predecessors, and bolster Orange County small business recovery. Since joining the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Katrina Foley has:

Protected our neighborhoods by fully funding law enforcement agencies, including funding to patrol crime in flood channels, clear rape kit backlogs, and combat increased burglaries; addressed the proliferation of illegal sober living homes and worked to stop the alarming increase of fentanyl deaths; and opposed bringing sexually violent predators to Orange County.

Reduced homelessness through the conversion of dilapidated and crime infested motels into new apartments; secured funding to clear encampments in parks and flood channels; funded housing for survivors of domestic violence; and increased mental health resources, including suicide prevention for veterans.

Cut red tape for Orange County small businesses and kept schools open by expanding vaccine and testing availability; invested $2.25 million in small business recovery; and initiated a workforce development plan to create local jobs for our veterans and formerly incarcerated youth.

Improved transparency and accountability of the county’s nearly $9 billion budget as a watchdog against no-bid contracts; reduced service fees and refunded more than $8 million in property taxes. The Orange County Register said Foley was “right to defy fellow OC Supes,” with her public briefings.

Defended our coastal communities by reducing noise and air pollution from John Wayne Airport; led the response on the Orange County oil spill; initiated the first Climate Action plan in county history; and successfully advocated for sand replenishment funding.

Supervisor Katrina Foley is endorsed by Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, Firefighters & Paramedics. Her coalition includes nurses, teachers, veterans, environmental organizations, business owners, and more than 200 community and elected leaders.

Supervisor Katrina Foley is a successful businesswoman, attorney, and mother elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in a special election in 2021. She previously served as the first directly elected Mayor of Costa Mesa, a City Councilmember, and NewportMesa School Board Trustee.

“As your Supervisor, I work hard every day to listen to the needs of Orange County’s residents and deliver results for our communities. Together, we created innovative programs to help local businesses and worked with urgency to reduce homelessness. We’ve made progress, but much work remains. Any questions for me or ideas for our communities, please call (714) 367-6126 or email at [email protected]. I respectfully request your vote.”
– Supervisor Katrina Foley

Source: Orange County Registrar of Voters Candidate Filing log

Current Orange County Board of Supervisors

The Board oversees the management of the County government and its many special districts. In its legislative duties, the Board adopts ordinances, resolutions and minute orders within the limits prescribed by State law.

First District: Andrew Do

Second District: Katrina Foley

Third District: Donald P. Wagner, Vice Chairman

Fourth District: Doug Chaffee, Chairman

Fifth District: Lisa Bartlett