Named “Newport Beach Citizen of The Year” in 2020, Joe’s passion for the City runs deep. He served on the Newport Beach Harbor Commission from 2013-2017, where he supported the efforts to create a new Harbor Department, helped jumpstart the overhaul of Title 17, and enjoyed a term as Vice Chair before joining the City’s Finance Committee.

For the past four years, Joe has championed fiscal responsibility, pension and debt paydown, and balanced budgets with heavy emphasis on public safety and infrastructure.  Joe’s experience on both the Harbor Commission and Finance Committee has led to a well-rounded view of the needs of our City, including funding additional needs on the Harbor, responding to homelessness, and addressing basic quality-of-life services.

In addition to serving on over a dozen local charitable boards, Joe also helped revitalize and now leads the Newport Beach Foundation, an organization designed to raise civic awareness in young professionals.  The program has graduated over 100 people, including a dozen now serving on city boards, commissions, and committees.

“We have much to celebrate and be thankful for in this City. I will continue to work hard to promote
our core values, especially public safety, fiscal stewardship, and preserving quality of life. I
would be honored to serve our great City as your next City Council Member.”