Leos Announces 2012 Anaheim City Council Campaign

John Leos

We received notice yesterday that John Leos, has decided to enter the race for a seat on the Anaheim City Council. There will be two vacant City Council seats in this November’s election.

From the release:

John Leos has announced he will again be seeking a seat on the Anaheim City Council this November. Mr. Leos is a lifelong Anaheim resident, an activist for local lobby reform and a champion for community causes affecting schools, parks and libraries. He is also a member of the Measure B Bond Budget Oversight Committee.  Leos came in third behind winners Gail Eastman and Kris Murray in 2010.

In this important election year Leos has promised to continue his fight for issues affecting Anaheim schools and the community.

“My heart has always been for Anaheim, ” says Leos. “My family’s been in this city for a hundred years, and I want the same thing all my family, friends, and neighbors here want: simply to make Anaheim a better place to live, work and do business.”

In his activism for lobby reform he has shown the confidence to go against the grain. He brings up unpopular subjects political insiders find uncomfortable, while he speaks out against an establishment which tends to maintain the status quo in the City. Leos believes Anaheim needs a voice like his now more than even two years ago.

John Leos is also a peace officer who has served on the OCEA Peace Officer Protective League Oversight Committee. He is a current member of the State Coalition of Probation Organizations, American Legion Post 72, and the Los Amigos community group. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp until his honorable discharge in 1999.

Leos, 39, lives in East Anaheim with his wife Shelly. They have two sons, six-year-old son Grant and eight-year-old Bryce, whose interests include baseball, football and superheroes. The Leos’s are also involved in the Anaheim City School District’s bilingual dual immmersion program.

  2 comments for “Leos Announces 2012 Anaheim City Council Campaign

  1. Anaheim needs great leaders
    February 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    He’s got my vote!

  2. Kevin
    February 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

    OCEA spent an unprecedented amount of money supporting Leos during the 2010 campaign — almost $200K in mailings during a single month alone! That’s *far* more than Tait, Murray, and Eastman were getting in IEs from SOAR, the Chamber of Commerce, etc. — and this guy *still* couldn’t close the deal. After watching Leos mumble his way through the public-comments period at Council meetings, it’s painfully apparent why. Anaheim needs strong, forceful leadership to countervail its Council’s current direction, and John Leos has all the strength and power of a wet paper bag. I’m a little offended that the OCEA apparently thinks so little of my city that they couldn’t find a better figurehead to park their money behind.

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