Meet your Supervisor

Doug Chaffee

Fourth District

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

Regular Member:

  • 2020 Census Ad Hoc Committee
  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Health & Human Services Committee
  • Commission to End Homelessness
  • Emergency Management Council
  • First 5 Children and Families Commission
  • Fullerton Arboretum Joint Powers Authority
  • Orange County Housing Finance Trust (O.C.H.F.T)
  • O.C.H.T Funding Strategy Ad Hoc Committee
  • Orange County Local Remote Access Network (RAN)
  • Orange County Parks Foundation
  • Orange County Sanitation District Board (O.C.S.D)
  • O.C.S.D Operations Committee
  • Orange County Transportation Agency Board (O.C.T.A)
  • O.C.T.A Regional Planning & Highways Committee
  • One Water, One Watershed (OWOW)
  • Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection Agency
  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority Board (Metrolink)
  • Metrolink Contracts, Maintenance & Safety Committee
  • Transportation Corridor Agency-Foothill Eastern (T.C.A)
  • T.C.A Enviornmental Committee
  • Placentia Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Finance Committee



  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
  • CalOptima
  • Emergency Management Council
  • National Association of Counties (NaCO)
  • Orange County Community Corrections Partnership
  • Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council
  • Orange County Operational Area Executive Board
  • Southern California Association of Governments (S.C.A.G.)


Prior to his election, Doug 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, Doug Chaffee made addressing homelessness, open space and affordable housing his priorities. Doug 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

Doug Chaffee is a longtime Fullerton resident, graduating from Fullerton Union High School in 1961. Doug 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. Doug Chaffee has been practicing law in the City of Fullerton for over 50-years. Doug Chaffee has been married to his wife, Paulette, for 42 years, and they have two sons and one grandson.