Supervisor Shawn Nelson Will Serve as Vice Chair
Santa Ana, Calif. (January 9, 2018) – Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, has been chosen unanimously by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2018. Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Fourth District, will serve as the Board’s Vice Chair.
Supervisor Do was elected to serve as Chairman after serving in 2017 as the Vice Chair. He represents the First District, which includes Garden Grove, Midway City, Santa Ana, Westminster and a portion of Fountain Valley. Prior to serving on the Board, Chairman Do was a business owner, Orange County Public Defender, Orange County Deputy District Attorney and Councilmember for the City of Garden Grove. Chairman Do started working for the County of Orange over 30 years ago, serving in various County departments over the years.
“As a former political refugee, I am honored and humbled to be able to serve in this capacity and give back to the community that has given me so much,” said Chairman Do. “Our County provides opportunities for immigrants, like myself, to thrive. I look forward to serving as Chairman to continue to improve the quality of life here in Orange County for all residents.”
Supervisor Nelson is serving his second term on the Board. He represents the residents of the Fourth District, which includes Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, portions of Anaheim, portions of Buena Park and unincorporated areas. Prior to serving on the Board of Supervisors, Vice Chair Nelson was elected to the Fullerton City Council in November 2002, and was re-elected in November 2004 and 2008. He served as Mayor in 2004-05 and 2006-07 and as Mayor Pro Tem in 2003-04. Vice Chair Nelson previously served
as the Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2013 and 2014 as well as Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority in 2014.
“I’m proud to once again serve in an official leadership capacity on the Board,” Vice Chair Nelson said.
“My colleagues and I on the Board will be working hard in the upcoming year to address issues that matter most to Orange County residents.”
A State of the County address by new Board Chairman Andrew Do is scheduled to take place January 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the Hall of Administration’s Board Hearing Room located at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana.