Supervisor Doug Chaffee Biography

Supervisor Doug Chaffee was elected the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 4th District in November of 2018. The 4th District includes the Cities of Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, most of Anaheim, part of Buena Park, and unincorporated communities. Supervisor Chaffee sits on several boards, commissions, and committees which are: Regular Member:

First 5 Children and Families Commission
Fullerton Arboretum Joint Powers Authority
One Water, One Watershed (OWOW)
Orange County Local Remote Access Network
Orange County Parks Foundation
O.C. Sanitation District Board of Directors & Operations Committee
O.C. Transportation Agency Board of Directors & Regional Planning & Highways committee
Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection Agency
Transportation Corridor Agency-Foothill Eastern
2020 Census Ad Hoc Committee
Placentia Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Ad Hoc Committee

Emergency Management Council
Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metro link)
Orange County Community Corrections Partnership
Orange County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Orange County Juvenile Coordinating Justice Council
Southern California Association of Governments

Prior to his election, Supervisor Chaffee twice served as Mayor of the City of Fullerton and served as a Councilmember for a total of 6-years. While serving on the city council, Supervisor Chaffee made addressing homelessness, open space, and affordable housing his priorities. Supervisor Chaffee is a long time public servant serving on several community organizations.

Past Community Activities:
City of Fullerton, Investment Advisory Committee
Chairman, Fullerton Redevelopment Oversight Committee
Fullerton City Council Representative on Homelessness
Fullerton City Council Representative on Coyote Hills Preserve
Member, Sierra Club
Member, Fullerton Sister City Association Board of Directors
Member, Arboretum Joint Powers Authority
Member, Friends of Jazz
Supporter, North Orange County YMCA
Supporter, All the Arts for All the Kids
Supporter, Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton
Member, Chamber of Commerce
Member, California State Bar Association
Member, Alumni Association, California State University, Fullerton
Vice Chair, Fullerton Planning Commission
President, Fullerton Sunrise Rotary Club
President, United Way of Fullerton
Director and Secretary, United Way of Orange County
Chair of the Board and co-founder, Western Youth Services
Member, Pathways of Hope Advisory Committee
Served, on a pro bono basis, as legal counsel to Pathways of Hope
Member, U. of Redlands Parent’s Council and Alumni Assoc. Board of Directors
Member, Save The Fox Blue Ribbon Finance Committee
Member, St. Jude Hospice Committee
Member, Visiting Nurse Association Bioethics Committee
Director, Muckenthaler Cultural Center Board of Directors

Supervisor Chaffee is a longtime Fullerton resident, graduating from Fullerton Union High School in 1961. Supervisor Chaffee earned a B. A .in Economics from the University of Redlands in 1965 and a JD from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1968. Supervisor Chaffee has been practicing law in the City of Fullerton for over 50-years. Supervisor Chaffee has been married to his wife, Paulette, for 42 years, and they have two sons and one grandson.