Elect Jim Moreno
I am a native Californian, born in San Francisco to parents who worked in the WWII shipyards. I was raised in Southern California graduated from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and attended Cal State Long Beach from which I received my B.A. degree. Along with my degree from Cal State Long Beach I earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Cal State University, Northridge.
After college I was recruited to work as a Deputy Probation Officer in law enforcement reporting to the Superior Courts. During my career with the County of Los Angeles I was a Hospital Administrator of two general hospitals and multiple clinics.
For fourteen years I was a Senior Deputy to Supervisor Ed Edelman. My duties were to develop policy in the areas of health, mental health, community development, and oversee the County’s $12 billion budget, particularly as it impacted the District.
I have lived in Orange County’s Second District for over forty years finding time to become involved in my community. I was appointed by the Huntington Beach City Council as a member of the Citizen Participation Advisory Board where I served two terms as its Chair. I volunteered at the Live Oak Adult Literacy Program teaching English and Citizenship.
Since 2006, I have had the privilege and your trust to serve as one of five elected Trustee’s with the Coast Community College District. With an annual District Budget of approximately $230 million dollars, while serving over sixty thousand students and facing severe budget constraints, I am proud to state we kept our doors open for higher education. I along with my colleagues was able to keep the KOCE Public Broadcast Station “public” in Orange County and it continues to serve without interruption.
Knowing in some circles it was not popular, I lobbied our Governor and was able to insure that our Orange County Fair grounds were not sold to a private entity and to this day remain one of Orange County’s crown jewels.With your support I promise to uphold the ‘California Promise’ of responsive and responsible government as your elected member on the Orange County Board of Supervisors representing the Second District.