John Moorlach

Trained as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Senator Moorlach began his career in public service 20 years ago when he warned that then Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert Citron's risky investment strategies would lead to bankruptcy. Moorlach's warnings proved true when Orange County filed for bankruptcy protection in December of 1994, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. In the aftermath, the Board of Supervisors appointed John Moorlach to serve out the term of County Treasurer-Tax Collector, where he took immediate steps to reorganize county finances, cut losses, lessen risk, and create efficiencies within government. John Moorlach was twice reelected to County Treasurer-Tax Collector, and in 2006 was elected to serve his first of two terms on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. John Moorlach was elected to the California State Senate in a March 2015 special election.