John Campbell   REPUBLICAN

 
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2007-08: Campbell was a member of Mitt Romney's California team during the presidential primary.

Campbell is a fourth generation Californian. He was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Irvine since the 1980s. During that time worked in the automotive industry in Orange County. He spent a majority of his career representing several automobile franchises including Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Saturn and most recently Saab. Campbell is also a Certified Public Accountant who, prior to his automotive career, was a tax accountant with Ernest & Young in Los Angeles.

Before being elected to the California State Assembly in 2000, Campbell served on the board of directors of numerous professional and community groups and associations.

In the state Assembly Campbell served as Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. He also served on the Utilities and Commerce Committee and the Insurance Committee. He was the first freshmen legislator to receive the California Small Business Association/Roundtable Legislator of the Year Recognition.

He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and is a recent recipient of their Legacy Award. He is also a member of the National Republican Legislators Association and was their 2001 Freshman Legislator of the Year. John is also a member of Irvine Presbyterian Church where he sings in the choir.

Campbell's great-grandfather, Alex Campbell, was elected to the California State Assembly in 1860 as part of Abraham Lincoln's Republican ticket. Both his father and grandfather worked in the newspaper business, the latter as managing editor of the Los Angeles Herald.

Campbell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California in Los Angeles and a masters degree in business taxation from the University of Southern California. John and his wife, Catherine, have been married for over 23 years and have two sons, Taylor and Logan, who both attend public schools.

Last edited by Scott Flodin on Oct. 23, 2009

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