FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015
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Leon J. Page Appointed as New County Counsel
(Santa Ana, CA) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors today selected Leon J. Page to assume the duties of County Counsel following the retirement of outgoing County Counsel Nicholas S. Chrisos on July 24, 2015.
As head of the County’s civil litigation team, Page will oversee the legal advisement and representation for the Board of Supervisors. The broad scope of the County Counsel’s Office affects matters of great importance to the operation of County government in areas relating to labor and employment issues, purchasing contracts, public works projects, law enforcement
policies and procedures, public finance, tax assessment and collection, child protection, public health and other matters of interest to the public.
“Leon Page has already proven to offer strategic counsel on key issues facing the County. His leadership and experience will be a great asset in protecting the County from lawsuits and in negotiations,” said Chairman Todd Spitzer, Third District Supervisor.
Since joining the County in 2003, Page has provided legal representation to a variety of County agencies, including the District Attorney, Human Resource Services, Probation Department, Registrar of Voters and Sheriff-Coroner. Before starting his County career, Page worked as an associate attorney at Fisher & Phillips LLP, a management-side labor and employment law firm,
and served as the legislative coordinator for the California Fair Political Practices Commission as well as a legislative assistant in the California State Assembly. Page is a graduate of the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law.
His annual salary will be set pursuant to a job contract to be negotiated and ratified by the Board of Supervisors in open session.