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Doug Chaffee (politician)

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Doug Chaffee
Member of the
Orange County Board of Supervisors
from the 4th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Paulette (m. 1977)
Children2
EducationUniversity of Redlands (BA)
Northwestern University (JD)

Doug Chaffee is an American politician and retired attorney serving as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors from the 4th district. Elected in November 2018, he assumed office on January 1, 2019.

Early life and education[edit]

Chaffee was raised in Anaheim, California before moving to Fullerton, California, where he graduated from Fullerton Union High School in 1961. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Redlands in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1968.[1]

Career[edit]

Prior to entering politics, Chaffee worked as an attorney. Chaffee was elected to the Fullerton, California City Council in 2012 and served until 2018. He was selected to serve as mayor in 2018.[2][3] In November 2018, Chaffee was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the first Democratic member elected in 12 years. He assumed office on January 1, 2019.[4]

In May 2020, Chaffee was a guest on KPCC, where he discussed Orange County beach closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Chaffee and his wife, Paulette, have been married since 1977. They have two sons.[6]

References[edit]

  1. "Biography | Doug Chaffee for Supervisor 2018". Doug Chaffee for Sup. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  2. "Board of Directors - Doug Chaffee". www.octa.net. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  3. "Fullerton Mayor Doug Chaffee elected Orange County supervisor, becoming first Democrat on board in 12 years". Orange County Register. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  4. "Commentary: Will the U.S. Census ensure that all of Orange County's children count?". Daily Pilot. 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2020-12-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Orange County Supe Doug Chaffee Responds To State Mandate To Close All OC Beaches". Southern California Public Radio. 2020-05-01. Retrieved 2020-12-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Wife of OC Supervisor Chaffee Charged with Sign Stealing". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 2020-12-07.


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