|(Anaheim, CA) – Today newly re-elected Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait announced his support for former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach for the open 37th Senate District. Mayor Tait joins Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson in supporting and actively working to elect Moorlach in the March 17 special election.
“Nobody has stronger credentials at restoring fiscally healthy sound government than John Moorlach,” said Mayor Tait. “John Moorlach will fight to eliminate Sacramento’s wall-of-debt and address the growing unfunded liabilities. For our state to truly find a path to sustained prosperity, we need more people like John Moorlach fighting for taxpayers and small business owners at the state level. I’m committed to helping John win this seat.”
Twenty years ago, Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert Citron triggered what was then the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in American history. In the election that year, then-CPA John Moorlach had warned of Citron’s risky investment strategies. In the aftermath of Citron’s resignation, the Board of Supervisors appointed Moorlach to serve out Citron’s term, where he took swift and decisive action to help reform Orange County’s investment portfolios, cut waste and inefficiency, and assist in bringing the county out of Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Moorlach then focused on long term county spending and budget practices, helping restore the county’s financial and economic outlook.
After serving 12 years as Treasurer-Tax Collector, John Moorlach was twice elected by wide margins to serve as County Supervisor. He is considered one of the most recognized and respected political figures in Orange County.