Irvine Leaders Endorse Frank Ury for Municipal Water District of OC

The Frank Ury for Municipal Water District of Orange County Board of Directors campaign has announced endorsements from three prominent Irvine leaders:

(Irvine)- In a clear sign that area policy makers are coalescing around Mission Viejo Mayor Frank Ury’s campaign for Municipal Water District of Orange County Board of Directors, Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, Irvine City Council Member Christine Shea, and Irvine Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo announced their support for Mayor Ury.

“I’ve known and worked with Mayor Ury for years. The same common sense approach and proven track record of water management that Frank took in Mission Viejo will be an important and greatly needed addition to the MWDOC Board of Directors,” Mayor Choi said. “Orange County needs a fresh perspective on the board and I know Frank Ury is just the person to do that.”

Mission Viejo Mayor Frank Ury

“I’m honored to have received the endorsement of Mayor Choi, Council Member Shea, and Planning Commissioner Kuo. Their leadership is a major factor in the continued success of Irvine,” Ury said. “I look forward to working with them, and drawing upon their knowledge base.”

Frank is a long time Orange County resident, and Mission Viejo Councilman. First elected in 2004, Frank is currently serving his third term as Mayor. During his tenure he has received both local and national acclaim for his city’s advancements in water quality, sustainability and affordability. Most notable is a $5 million savings in water cost for Mission Viejo as a result of his policies.

Frank and his wife Rhonda have called Orange County home for the last 28 years. In addition to his duties as Mayor, Frank is a successful businessman and community volunteer.

Prominent California consulting firm Venture Strategic will direct his campaign communications and media strategy.

To find out more about Frank and his campaign visit Frank4Water.com.

There are seven members of the MWDOC Board of Directors, elected from voting districts called “divisions.” Ury is running for Division 6, which includes Tustin and Rancho Santa Margarita, and parts Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente, Division 6 is currently represented by former Tustin Councilman Jeff Thomas. Thomas was appointed to the MWDOC Board in August 2009 to fill a vacancy, and was elected to a full-term in 2012.

Ury was elected to the Mission Viejo in 2004, 2008 and 2012 – and was the top vote-getter each time. He is currently serving his third term of mayor, and represents South County cities on the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

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