Laguna Niguel Mayor Robert Ming is hosting a “Shout Out with the Mayor” fundraising event in support of his campaign for the 5th District Supervisor of Orange County on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at On Target located at 27692 Camino Capistrano, in Laguna Niguel.
Born and raised in Orange County, Robert has grown up living, working and going to school in Southern California. Presently, Robert is a Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, an international brokerage and investment banking firm. Previously, Robert was General Counsel of BeXcom Research, an Internet B2B E-Commerce provider, and began his legal career at the law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Los Angeles, California.
Robert received his BA in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University where he graduated as the Most Outstanding Political Science Student and was later inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame. He then went to Pepperdine Law School, where he graduated Valedictorian and received American Jurisprudence Awards (the highest single grade in a class) in Corporations, Real Property, Wills & Trusts, Real Estate Finance, Torts and Criminal Procedure. While at Pepperdine, Robert helped to form the first Republican Law Students Association on campus, and became its President.
During law school, Robert was fortunate to be able to do an externship for Justice Armand Arabian at the California Supreme Court, where he assisted in evaluating which cases the court would review and co-authored an article with Justice Arabian. Later, Robert also served as a research assistant for then United States Solicitor General Kenneth Starr. Just after law school, Robert also served as a law clerk for Judge Lance Ito during the OJ Simpson trial.
Robert and his wife Susie first met at Southern California Christian High School in Anaheim, California and were married just after graduating from college together. They have been married for 21 years and have four children, Jonathan, Katie, Wesley and Grant.
First elected to the Laguna Niguel City Council in 2006, Robert was re-elected in 2010 and is currently its Mayor. For six years, Robert was Co-Chair of the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee and is the founding President of the Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation.