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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Board Member, Division 1Moulton-Niguel Water DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Moulton-Niguel Water DistrictBoard Member, Division 1

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Director, Moulton Niguel Water District, Division 1
5,183 votes (56.7%)Winning
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  • Prudent financial and operational policies to efficiently and economically discharge MNWD's primary functions to provide safe clean drinking water and wastewater services to its customers.
  • Conservation and innovative cost effective programs to ensure a reliable supply of the highest quality water to MNWD's customers at continued low water rates.
  • Effective financial planning and management of MNWD's Long Range Plan adopted for capital improvements and the repair and replacement of aging facilities and infrastructure.
Profession:Attorney at Law; Director, Moulton Niguel Water District, Division 1 (Mission Viejo)
Attorney, President, Managing Director, Founding Shareholder, Fiore, Racobs & Powers A Professional Law Corporation (1977current)
Director, Moulton Niguel Water District, Division 1 — Elected position (1977current)
Member & Chairman, Planning Committee, (Former) Mission Viejo Municipal Advisory Council ("MAC") — Appointed position (19741982)
University of California Hastings College of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1967)
Occidental College Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science (1963)
Volunteer Photographer,, Mission Viejo High School Drama Department Productions (19972000)
Member & Co-Presidents (1988-89), , Mission Viejo High School Model United Nations Boosters (19881991)
Member & President (4 years),, The Mariners Lions Club of Newport Beach ), Lions International (19711991)
Member & Co-Chair (1984-85),, Barrymore Chapter of the Guilds, Orange County Performing Arts Center (19811990)
Director,, South Mission Viejo Little League (19871987)

Background: Personal, Professional, Moulton Niguel Water District and other Community Service

  • My wife Carol and I have lived in Mission Viejo since 1971, where we raised our three children.
  • Graduated Occidental College (A.B. 1963), and University of California Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1967). 
  • Practiced law in Orange County since 1971. Founder and President of Fiore, Racobs & Powers, specializing in legal services to residential and commercial community associations.
  • Charter Member and former Dean of prestigious National Community Associations Institute ("CAI") College of Community Association Lawyers.
  • Emeritus member and former Delegate and Chairman of the CAI-California Legislative Action Committee.
  • Completed training and received a "Certificate of Training" as a Mediator at Harvard Law School (1997); served for many years on Orange County Bar Association's Fee Arbitration and Mediation Committee.
  • Frequent speaker on Community Association Law at programs sponsored by CAI, the State and Orange County Bar Associations and other professional organizations.
  • Recipient of numerous CAI National and local Chapter awards for service and contributions to CAI and the Community Association industry. 
  • Former member and Chairman of OCBA's Judiciary Committee, evaluating candidates for appointment as Judges to the Orange County Superior Court.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Moulton Niguel Water District since first elected in 1977. Served as Board President and Chairman of the Finance, Legal, Engineering, Personnel and Community Relations Committees. Currently Chairman of Board's AdHoc Outreach Committee established to develop a comprehensive program for effective communication with MNWD's customers/residents and the community.
  • Other volunteer service as an active member of our community: Member & Chairman, former Mission Viejo Municipal Advisory Councils ("MAC") Planning Committee (1974-82); Director, South Mission Viejo Little League (1987); member and Co-President (1988-89), Mission Viejo High School (MVHS) Model United Nations Boosters (1988-1991); MVHS Drama Department Boosters and photography (1997-2000); MVHS Grad Nite volunteer (1989-99) and Committee member (1991,1995 & 2000); AYSO Soccer, Assistant Coach; former Director, Blind Childrens Learning Center; former Citizen Advisor, Youth Services Program; member and Co-Chair (1984-85) Barrymores Chapter of the Guilds, Orange County Performing Arts Center (1981-approx.1990); member and President (4 years) Mariners Lions Club of Newport Beach, Lions International (1971-approx.1991).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I have not actively solicited endorsements, nor have I solicited or accepted campaign contributions

The primary function and reponsibility of the Moulton Niguel Water District is to provide a reliable supply of the highest quality drinking water and wastewater disposal service to the 60,000 households, comprising 170,000 residents, who reside within the District. As such, it is my view that the District is to be operated much the same as any successful business, and not as a typical political body. Its leadership, namely the Board of Directors, should be focused on adopting prudent fiscal and operational policies that are in the best interests of the District and its ratepayers in furthering the District's primary function and responsibility, without consideration for personal agendas or political considerations. The implementation of Board policies and the day to day operations should be managed by highly qualified and committed managers, engineers and staff. The District's management, staff, and Directors, must maintain a high level of effective communication with its customers, and responsiveness to their needs and concerns. As it has since I was first elected as a Director in 1977, the members of the Board of Directors must work together in a professional collborative effort among themselves, and with management and staff, to accomplish these objectives while bringing to the table their respective skills, knowledge, expertise and experiences.

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William "Bill" Moorhead

Principal Water Engineer
3,951 votes (43.3%)
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  • Ensuring responsible use of public funds.
  • Focusing on infrastructure evaluation and establishment of capital improvement and replacement priorities.
  • Securing water quality, effective wastewater treatment practices, and responsible environmental stewardship well into the next and succeeding generations.
Profession:Principal Water Engineer
Loyola Marymount University Masters Degree in Civil/ Envirnonmental Engineering, Biology/Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (1991)

 was born in Maryland and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from age three until I went away to college. My father was a math professor at Gettysburg College. My mother was a musician (piano teacher/church organist). I studied advanced biology in high school, which led me to a biology major at Washington and Jefferson College in Western Pennsylvania.

 

After college, I worked for five years at a municipality outside of Pittsburgh. I started as a laboratory technician and then grew into wastewater operations and water operations. As a manager I also fixed main breaks and unplugged sewer manholes, cleaned sewer lines and installed water mains. I came to California and worked as a treatment supervisor for Santa Barbara’s wastewater treatment plant for five years. I then worked for a consulting firm in Orange County for fifteen years as an engineer in water and wastewater operations consulting.

 

I went back to school and worked on a master’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in civil engineering and environmental engineering. By this time, in addition to attending school, I obtained a professional engineering license (P.E.). I also attained licensing at the highest levels in wastewater operations, water operations, wastewater collections maintenance and third highest level in water distribution maintenance, second highest level in laboratory technician.

 

During my career I’ve held various high level positions in the California Water Environment association, Orange County Water Association and became a board member for the Model United Nations at Mission Viejo High School.

But one of my proudest accomplishments is being father to an amazing daughter and partner to a wonderful woman.

Email b.moorhead@cox.net
Email moorheadforwater@gmail.com

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