FULLERTON, CA — Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby has endorsed Fullerton City Councilman Shawn Nelson to take his seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Norby, who was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2002, is heavily favored to win election to the 72nd Assembly district seat in January.
“Shawn Nelson is a man of principle and a natural leader. Since Shawn joined the Fullerton City Council in 2002 I have watched him lead on issues of importance to the taxpayers in North Orange County including fiscal restraint, limited government, property rights and personal accountability. Shawn Nelson is the right person at the right time to take on the challenges facing the Orange County Board of Supervisors. I proudly endorse Shawn for the office of Orange County Supervisor 4th district.”
“I am honored to have the support of Chris Norby,” said Nelson. “The results from last Tuesday’s election demonstrate the high regard that the people he represents have for Chris, and I hope to be able to carry on his work on behalf of taxpayers.”
Councilmember Shawn Nelson is a strong fiscal conservative who was elected to the Fullerton City Council in November 2002. He served as Mayor in 2004-05 and 2006-07. Nelson is a California native who was raised in Fullerton. The Sunny Hills High School graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from USC, and a Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law. Councilmember Nelson was named the “Local Elected Official for 2009” by the Orange County Republican Party.
Active in the community, Councilmember Nelson is a member of the Fullerton Elks Lodge, the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, and the Orange County Bar Association. He is actively involved as a member of Zion Lutheran Church, is a sponsor and “Soccer Dad” for the Fullerton Rangers youth soccer club, and is head coach and a parent sponsor for Fullerton Pop Warner Football’s Junior Peewee Team.