The announcement came in this morning; Doug Chaffee, a longtime Fullerton resident and Planning Commissioner, will run for one of two open seats on the Fullerton City Council.
Doug Chaffee will file papers with the Fullerton City Clerk indicating that he will seek a seat on the city council. The general election is scheduled for November 2, 2010. In announcing his candidacy, Chaffee said that he is extremely concerned about the cityâ€™s financial situation, which has resulted in diminished city services.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œMy campaign will emphasize sustainable financing for the city and restoring a sense of inclusiveness, openness and civility among the people who work, live, and serve our city. There are many challenges facing Fullerton. I want to hear from the community â€“ residents, homeowners and businesses. Iâ€™m a good listener and welcome everyoneâ€™s ideas. Working together, we can create common sense solutions to the economic and social challenges that face Fullerton.â€
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A business attorney who has practiced law in downtown Fullerton for more than 40 years, Chaffee is a graduate of Fullerton Union High School, University of Redlands (BA Economics), and Northwestern University School of Law. He lives in Fullerton with his wife, Paulette, and sons Marshall and Adam.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Chaffee is vice chair of the Fullerton Planning Commission and past president of Fullerton United Way and Sunrise Rotary Club. He serves on the board of directors, North Orange County YMCA and the Advisory Board of Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service. He is a member of Friends of Jazz and the Sierra Club.Â Email him at email@example.com.