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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of PlacentiaCandidate for Council Member, Council District 4

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Chad Wanke

Placentia Mayor/Businessman
2,745 votes (68.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Infrastructure Improvement- Repair and replace aging damaged streets and sidewalks.
  • Improved Public Safety- Retain the Placentia Police Department
  • Economic Development- Continue to bring new businesses into Placentia and support existing business.



Profession:Real Estate and Land Use Consultant
Commissioner, Orange County Waste Management Commission — Appointed position (2012–current)
City Councilmember, City of Placentia — Elected position (2010–current)
Board Member, Orange County Sanitation District — Appointed position (2015–current)
Board Member, Orange County Fire Authority — Appointed position (2011–2015)
City Treasurer, City of Placentia — Elected position (2008–2010)


California State University Fullerton Certificate, Professional Fiduciary Management (2011)
California State University Fullerton BA, Geography (2000)
California State University Fullerton Minor, Anthropology (2000)

Community Activities

Member, Placentia CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) (2010–current)
Committee Member, League of California Cities- Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee (2016–current)
Academy Member, Orange County Music Awards (2010–2016)
Board Member, Placentia Community Foundation (2010–2011)
Board Member/ Treasurer, Placentia Chamber of Commerce (2009–2010)


Personal Life

Chad Wanke is a North Orange County native and was born in Anaheim, California. He has lived in Placentia for over 23 years and has always lived in Placentia, Yorba Linda or Fullerton. Because of this he truly understands and loves North Orange County’s unique culture.

 Chad and his Wife have been happily married for 19 years and bought their first home in Placentia. They live with their four children and are happy to be raising them in Placentia.

 The Wanke family are Parishioners at Saint Joseph’s Church in Placentia and are active in supporting the youth programs. Chad sang in the Church choir for years prior to his election as Placentia City Treasurer.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California State Assemblyman Phil Chen
  • Placentia Mayor Pro Tem Rhonda Shader
  • Placentia City Councilman and Former Police Chief Ward Smith

Organizations (7)

  • California Republican Assembly
  • Placentia Police Officer's Association
  • Placentia Police Management Association
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters
  • Orange County Pro-Family Candidate Campaign
  • The Parent's Voice U.S.A.
  • North Orange County Chamber of Commerce PAC

Elected Officials (12)

  • Placentia City Councilman and Former Mayor Jeremy Yamaguchi
  • Fullerton City Councilman and Former Mayor Greg Sebourn
  • Yorba Linda Mayor Peggy Huang
  • Yorba Linda Councilman and Former Mayor Tom Lindsey
  • Placentia City Councilman and Former Mayor Craig Green
  • Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson
  • State Senator Ling Ling Chang
  • Placentia City Treasurer Kevin Larson
  • La Habra Mayor Tim Shaw
  • Tustin Mayor Al Murray
  • Newport Beach Mayor Kevin Muldoon
  • Irvine Mayor Don Wagner

Individuals (6)

  • Parent's Voice
  • Former City Treasurer Lee Castner
  • Jeff Buchanan
  • Glenn Casterline
  • Bob McKinnell
  • Kevin Kerwin

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Local, limited and non-intrusive government is the best and most responsive government.

Freedom and Liberty must be paired with ethical and moral values.

Self Determination

Personal Responsibility

Western Civilization and traditions are beautiful and valuable.

Responsible Capitalism

Good Stewardship of our financial, cultural, personal and natural resources.

Each government has the duty to do what is in the best interest of those people it represents.

Small, Local, Old, and Particular are almost always better than Big, Global, New, and Abstract.

Big Business deserves as much skepticism as Big Government.

The right to self defense and the defense of others.

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, including those we disagree with.

The nuclear family is the backbone of our culture and society.

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