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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Orange CountyCandidate for Assessor

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Nathaniel Fernandez Epstein

Trust Litigation Attorney
70,831 votes (13.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Transparency - I will bring improved communications from the Assessor's Office to the residents of Orange County.
  • Integrity - I will bring fairness to Orange County residents and to the employees of the Assessor's office.
  • Leadership - I have proven leadership in the community and serve on the Board of Directors of local non-profit organizations.



Associate Attorney, The Legacy Lawyers (2018–current)
Law Clerk/Associate Attorney, The Law Offices of Edward S. Inouye (2011–2018)


Whittier Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) (2014)
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy (2007)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, The Los Alamitos Youth Center (2017–current)
Board of Directors, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (2016–current)
Treasurer, The Filipino American Democratic Caucus for the State of California (2018–current)


My name is Nathaniel Fernandez Epstein and I am running for Orange County Assessor. I was born and raised in Los Angeles with Filipino and Jewish heritage. I attended college at UCLA where I earned my bachelor’s degree. After college, I worked for a few years before moving to Orange County to pursue a Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School. I am currently a member of the State Bar of California.

I am an estate planning, probate administration, and trust litigation attorney. For nearly the past seven years, almost every document I worked on was impacted in some way or another by the Assessor’s office. The role of the Assessor is to determine the value of all taxable property in the county for tax purposes. I feel that such an important position within our county government should be fair, transparent, and easily accessible to the citizens it serves. As such, I will bring a new generation of leadership and vision to the office.

My goal as your assessor is to ensure the hard-working residents of Orange County are not being taken advantage of by the current system. It is for this reason, I have decided to run to bring a fresh perspective to the office that our residents so desperately need. By making the office more efficient, I will be a fierce voice for the taxpayers of Orange County and work vigorously towards saving tax payers’ money and will refund overassessments.

Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors for the Youth Center of Los Alamitos, the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, and a founding member of Buena Park United. In my free time, I enjoy photography, playing with my dogs, and watching UCLA football.

Please support my campaign as we work together to build a better Orange County.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Rob Bonta - California State Assembly
  • Betty Yee - State Controller for the State of California

Organizations (6)

  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Orange County Young Democrats
  • Laguna Woods Democratic Club
  • Democratic Women of South Orange County
  • Canyon Democrats Club
  • The Laguna Beach Democratic Club

Elected Officials (7)

  • Mark E. Pulido - Mayor of the City of Cerritos
  • Juslyn Manalo - Mayor of Daly City
  • Gabriel Quinto - Mayor of the City of El Cerrito
  • Frank Aurelio Yokoyama - Councilmember of the City of Cerritos
  • Dr. J. Paolo Magcalas - Trustee of the Anaheim Elementary School District
  • Dianne Martinez - Councilmember of the City of Emeryville
  • Connor Traut - Trustee and President of the Centralia School District

Individuals (10)

  • Susan Sonne - Founder, Buena Park United
  • Sherri Loveland - President, National Women's Political Caucus of Orange County
  • Linda Nearing - President of the Laguna Woods Democratic Club
  • Jeff LeTourneau - Vice Chair-North of the Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Fran Sdao - Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Farrah N. Khan - Vice Chair-South of the Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Dr. Jeanette Burns - President of Anaheim Democrats Vice Chair-Central of the Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Diana Lee Carey - Vice Chair-West Orange County of the Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Claudia Perez Figueroa - Library Commission, City of Anaheim
  • Arnel Dino - Economic Development Commissioner and Citizens Infrastructure Review Committee, City of Fullerton

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