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Chip Monaco Enters Race for Orange City Council

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

Endorsed by Majority of Councilmembers

Contact: Michael Johnson <>

ORANGE, CA (February 26, 2018) – Third-generation Orange resident Chip Monaco announced his entry into the race for Orange City Council. With the endorsements of Mayor Pro Tem Mark A. Murphy and Councilmembers Mike Alvarez and Fred Whitaker, Monaco is endorsed by a majority of the Orange City Council.

“I am humbled by the support I’ve received from people across my hometown of Orange as I have explored entering the City Council race,” Monaco said. “I am honored to have the support of such strong civic leaders, like Mark A. Murphy, Mike Alvarez, and Fred Whitaker.”

“Chip Monaco represents the best of Orange, a homegrown leader, who is raising his family in our hometown," said Mayor Pro Tem Murphy. “I am proud to endorse Chip Monaco and look forward to serving with him on the Orange City Council.”

“With his experience working in both government and private business, Chip Monaco understands the complexities of government and the impact it has on business,” said Councilman Alvarez. “There are few people who I would like to have as a fellow Councilmember more than Chip Monaco.”

“Chip Monaco brings both the fresh perspective of a young family man and the respect for our city’s traditions as a third-generation Orange resident,” said Councilman Whitaker. “I urge my fellow Orange residents to vote for Chip Monaco to succeed me on our City Council.”

With experience in both the public and private sectors, Chip Monaco serves as Chairman of the Orange County Taxpayers Association. He is a member of the Orange Elks Lodge and a graduate of the Orange Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Orange program. Chip works in the Orange County office of a national company, and he is also an adjunct professor at Brandman University, teaching graduate students.

Homegrown and raised in Orange, Chip and his wife, Erin, are raising their daughter and son, Sophia and Colin, in Orange, where the children attend middle and elementary school in the Orange Unified School District. A third-generation resident of Orange, Chip also attended Orange public schools, entering kindergarten at Handy Elementary School, going on to Yorba Junior High School, and graduating from Orange High School. He stayed in Orange to earn his Bachelor’s degree at Chapman University.


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