Meet your Supervisor

Doug Chaffee

Fourth District

Doug Chaffee is the Fourth District Supervisor and was elected in November 2018 and re-elected in November 2022. The Fourth District includes the Cities of Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Stanton, portions of Anaheim, and unincorporated communities. Chairman 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, Chairman 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, he made addressing homelessness, open space and affordable housing his priorities. Chairman 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

Chairman Chaffee is a longtime Fullerton resident, graduating from Fullerton Union High School. He earned a B. A . in Economics from the University of Redlands and a JD from the Northwestern University School of Law. He is married to his wife, Paulette, who serves as Ambassador of the Orange County Fourth District. They have two sons and two grandsons.