Mission Viejo Mayor Enters Race for Municipal Water District of Orange County
Announces Campaign Co-Chairs: Congresswoman Mimi Walters, Senator Pat Bates, and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett
(Mission Viejo) – Today, Mission Viejo Mayor Frank Ury has declared his candidacy for a seat on the Municipal Water District of Orange County Board of Directors. The seven-member MWDOC Board is responsible for ensuring a clean and sustainable water supply to over 2.4 million residents.
“Proper water management isn’t just important when a drought makes headlines,” Ury said. “We can’t count on one-size-fits-all solutions from the state or federal government. We must assert local control like we have in Mission Viejo to make sure we are doing what is best for the residents of Orange County. We need leaders on the MWDOC board who understand local water issues and are proactively ensuring a stable, clean and sustainable supply for our residents 365 days a year,” Ury continued.
“Frank is just the person that the water district needs. He has an impressive history of water management in Mission Viejo and will be an important asset to Orange County,” said Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45) who along with CA State Senator Pat Bates and Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett has endorsed Mayor Ury.
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. “I’m excited to kickoff my campaign with such overwhelming support. It is a real testament to just how important this board is to Orange County residents and policy makers,” Ury said. “I hope to do for Orange County what we have succeeded in doing for Mission Viejo, which is to provide high-quality, affordable water service as part of a broader, sustainable model.”
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