September WAKE UP! Newport – Supervisor Michelle Steel
Date/TimeDate(s) - 09/03/2015
7:15 am - 8:30 am
LocationNewport Beach Public Library (Friends Room)
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Come hear updates from Supervisor Michelle Steel…
• John Wayne Airport
• Newport Harbor
Orange County Supervisor, 2nd District
Elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014 with more than 62 percent of the vote, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley.
Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.
As a member of the Board of Equalization, Michelle Steel distinguished herself as the state’s leading tax fighter. Her hallmark first-term achievement was the discovery, that the Board of Equalization had delayed the return of millions of dollars in security deposits owed to California businesses. Following her investigation, the agency refunded tax security deposits worth upwards of $50,000 each to over 5,500 small businesses. Procedures were changed due to Steel’s decisive leadership and hundreds of millions of dollars were returned on time to taxpayers. In 2013, Steel succeeded in eliminating the agency’s automatic security deposit program, freeing thousands of Californians from what was effectively a tax on new businesses and allowing them to use their scarce capital to create jobs and grow the economy.
Over the past decade, Michelle Steel has served on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, California World Trade Commission, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and Los Angeles Airport and Fire Commissions.
Michelle holds a degree in Business from Pepperdine University, an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California, and is fluent in Korean and Japanese. Michelle and her husband, Shawn, have been married since 1981. They live in Surfside, California.
Breakfast treats will be provided by Edible Arrangements.
Additionally, Supervisor Steel will also be bringing her favorite Vietnamese meat-filled pastries – Pate Chaud
This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.
Contact: Pam Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org – (949) 729-4411
Bookings are now closed for this event. Please call the Chamber at 949-729-4400 for possible availability.