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Orange County Mayors

May 14, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times

Ranked by population

Term City Population Mayor Length Expires Anaheim 243,000 Ben Bay 2 yrs. 11/88 Santa Ana 227,000 Daniel Young 2 yrs. 11/88 Huntington Beach 186,787 John Erskine 1 yr. 11/88 Garden Grove 134,141 J. Tilman Williams 1 yr. 11/88 Fullerton 110,135 Richard C. Ackerman 2 yrs. 11/88 Orange 102,000 Jeff Perez 2 yrs. 11/88 Irvine 94,139 Larry Agran 1 yr. 6/88 Costa Mesa 89,909 Donn Hall 4 yrs. 11/88 Westminster 73,341 Charles V. Smith 2 yrs. 11/88 Newport Beach 70,606 John C. Cox Jr. 2 yrs. 12/88 Mission Viejo 68,502 Norman P. Murray 2 yrs.* 3/91 Buena Park 65,839 Rhonda J. McCuen 1 yr. 11/88 Fountain Valley 55,900 George Scott 1 yr. 11/88 La Habra 48,489 James Flora 1 yr. 11/88 Cypress 43,298 Margaret Arnold 1 yr. 11/88 Yorba Linda 47,000 Rowland Bigonger 1 yr. 12/88 Tustin 43,000 Ron Hoesterey 1 yr. 11/88 Placentia 39,128 John O. Tynes 1 yr. 11/88 San Clemente 34,780 Thomas Lorch 1 yr. 11/88 Brea 33,000 Norma Arias-Hicks 1 yr. 11/88 Stanton 27,977 Martha Weishaupt 1 yr. 11/88 Seal Beach 27,000 Edna Wilson 1 yr. 5/88 San Juan Capistrano 25,000 Gary Hausdorfer 1 yr. 4/89 Laguna Beach 24,600 Dan Kenney 1 yr. 11/88 La Palma 16,606 Larry Herman 1 yr. 12/88 Los Alamitos 12,092 Charles Sylvia 1 yr.** 11/89 Villa Park 6,996 James Fasbender 4 yrs. 11/90

City Selection Process Anaheim direct election Santa Ana direct election Huntington Beach elected from city council Garden Grove direct election Fullerton elected from city council Orange direct election Irvine direct election Costa Mesa elected from city council Westminster direct election Newport Beach elected from city council Mission Viejo to be determined Buena Park elected from city council Fountain Valley elected from city council La Habra elected from city council Cypress elected from city council Yorba Linda elected from city council Tustin elected from city council Placentia elected from city council San Clemente elected from city council Brea elected from city council Stanton elected from city council Seal Beach elected from city council San Juan Capistrano elected from city council Laguna Beach elected from city council La Palma elected from city council Los Alamitos elected from city council Villa Park elected from city council

*Top two vote-getters receive 4-year terms: the other council members get 2-year terms. Thereafter: 2-year terms. **Election date has been changed from April to November. Source: Individual cities

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