Majority of Mission Viejo City Council Backs Lisa Bartlett for Supervisor

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 @ 9:27PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2014

Contact Jeff Corless 714-676-8878

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Majority of Mission Viejo City Council Backs

Lisa Bartlett for Supervisor

Mayor Trish Kelley, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Leckness, and Councilmember Rhonda Reardon Join Team Bartlett 

DANA POINT, CA-Today, Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett, candidate for Orange County Supervisor in the 5th District, announced the endorsements of Mission Viejo Mayor Trish Kelley, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Leckness, and Councilmember Rhonda Reardon.  The endorsements of a majority of the Mission Viejo City Council add to a rapidly growing list of local elected officials in South Orange County joining Lisa Bartlett’s campaign following her strong finish in the June Primary Election.

“Lisa is the best choice to represent our communities on the Board of Supervisors. As a Mayor she understands the importance of self governance and the challenges cities face with budget matters when it comes to delivery of municipal services,” said Mayor Trish Kelley.

“Lisa’s experience of running a city for nearly a decade has prepared her to best represent us as our next County Supervisor.  She has a deep understanding of the needs and priorities of our region,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dave Leckness.

“As chairwoman of the Foothill Eastern 241 Toll Road agency, Lisa has proven her ability to collaborate with regional leaders to solve problems and move one of our most important transportation projects forward.  Her leadership on our board has brought much needed reforms and greater transparency to the way in which our toll roads operate. I’m proud to endorse Lisa Bartlett for Supervisor,” said former Mayor and current Councilmember Rhonda Reardon, the newly elected chairwoman of the Foothill Eastern 241 Toll Road agency.

“Im excited to have the early support of a majority of Councilmembers in Mission Viejo, the largest city in the 5th District, as we begin our campaign for a November victory.  Mayor Kelley, Mayor Pro Tem Leckness and Councilmember Reardon know firsthand that I will work closely with our local leaders to ensure county decisions are always in the best interests of our cities,” responded Mayor Lisa Bartlett.

Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett, a two-term City Councilwoman, successfully advanced to the November Run Off Election receiving over 28% of the vote in the June Primary Election for Orange County Supervisor of the 5th District currently held by termed-out Supervisor Patricia Bates. Mayor Bartlett was born and raised in Southern California and has been a resident of Dana Point for over 20 years. She has been an active voice and participant in the city’s evolution into one of the most internationally desirable destination resort communities along California’s coast. Her policy initiatives have led to job creation and economic growth in the South Orange County region. The Fifth District encompasses the South County Cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, the community of Shady Canyon in the City of Irvine, as well as the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.

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