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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Aliso ViejoCandidate for City Council

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Tiffany Ackley

Environmental Attorney/Mother
9,626 votes (31.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Adopting a comprehensive Code of Conduct for Aliso Viejo City Council.
  • Ensuring Aliso Viejo's economic viability.
  • Keeping Aliso Viejo safe.



Profession:Environmental Attorney/ Mother
Environmental and Public Entity Attorney, Kidman Law (2006–current)
Member, Homeowner's Association Board of Directors — Elected position (2009–current)


University of San Diego School of Law Juris Doctorate, Law (2006)
SDA Bocconi Masters of Business Administration, Business (2003)
Scripps College Bacheor of Arts (2001)

Community Activities

Volunteer- Events Committee, Aliso Viejo Community Association (2012–2012)


Tiffany Ackley has called South Orange County home since 1980. She attended local public schools from elementary level to high school.

Tiffany graduated Scripps College with a bachelor’s of arts in legal studies. She was on the honor roll and elected to environmental and community service chairs by her peers while in college.

Following graduation Tiffany earned a Masters of Business Administration at SDA Bocconi in Italy (ranked the 22nd best business school in the world by Financial Times). While at Bocconi, she was elected student body President and was in the top 10% of her graduating class.

After receiving her MBA, Tiffany attended the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school she was invited to write for the International Law Journal, Law Review, and to be a member of Phi Delta Phi (an International Legal Honor Society). She graduated with top honors in her negotiations class and authored several articles for the school’s legal newspaper. Tiffany was also invited and attended the Institute on international legal studies with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

As a lawyer, Tiffany’s focus and interest has been representing small cities throughout California. She has also developed an expertise in environmental law. In 2015, she was named a super lawyer rising star in Southern California. Tiffany was also named as a top woman attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine.

When it came time to settle down, Tiffany and her husband knew where they wanted to live–Aliso Viejo. For the past several years Tiffany has been a board member for her local Homeowner’s Association–serving as treasurer, and most recently President.

Tiffany and her family, especially her children Laurel and Keith, love living in Aliso Viejo!




Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • John Chiang, Treasurer for State of California

Organizations (8)

  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
  • Orange County League of Conservation Voters
  • Women for American Value and Ethics (WAVE)
  • National Women's Political Caucus of Orange County
  • Indivisible OC 48
  • Imagine Action Orange County
  • Orange County Young Democrats

Elected Officials (11)

  • Tom Daly, California State Assemblymember
  • Ross Chun, Mayor Pro Tem Aliso Viejo
  • Dr. Gary Pritchard, Capistrano Unified School District Board Member
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva, California Assemblymember
  • Al Jabbar, Anaheim Unified School District Trustee
  • Ashleigh Aitken, Prev. Orange County Bar Associaiton President
  • Debra Lewis, Councilmember City of Dana Point
  • Ali Sajjad Taj, Mayor City of Artesia
  • Melissa Fox, Councilmember City of Irvine
  • Letitia Clark, Councilmember City of Tustin
  • Aaruni Thakur, Fullerton School District

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