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City of BreaCandidate for City Council

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Christine Marick

Council Member, City of Brea
11,476 votes (42.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce Brea's unfunded pension liability
  • Cut red tape at City Hall
  • Promote term limits



Profession:Mayor of Brea
Member, Brea City Council — Elected position (2012–current)
Chair, Orange County Investment Advisory Board — Appointed position (2014–current)
Member, Orange County Library Advisory Board — Appointed position (2014–current)
Member, Brea Planning Commission — Appointed position (2010–2012)
Analyst, Payden & Rygel (2003–2006)
Center Director, Kaplan (1998–2001)
Economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce (1997–1998)
Director of Administration, Podesta Group (1996–1997)


UCLA MBA, Finance (2003)
Georgetown University BS, Economics (1996)

Community Activities

Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 811 (2015–current)
Alumni Interviewer, Georgetown University (2003–current)
Troop Leader/Volunteer, Girl Scout Troop 1014 (2009–current)
Member, Brea Rotary Club (2014–current)


Christine has called Brea home since 2003. She and her husband were initially drawn to Brea for its hometown feel, abundant shopping and dining, and central Orange County location. You might remember the couple as they were featured in the 2006 Sunset magazine feature story naming Brea one of the best places to live in the West.

A few years later, when the couple had an opportunity to relocate elsewhere in Orange County, they invested again in Brea, demonstrating their deep commitment to the community they came to love.

In 2010, Christine was appointed to the Brea Planning Commission. Since 2012, Christine has served our community as a member of the City Council including Mayor Pro Tem in 2014 and 2015 and Mayor in 2016.  In addition, she presently chairs the city's Investment Advisory Committee and serves on Orange County's Library Advisory Board and Waste Management Commission.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Christine’s intellectual capacity and professional background have served the city well. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Foreign Service with a focus on International Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA where she graduated in the top 2% of her class.

Christine worked in municipal bonds for the investment firm Payden & Rygel. Along with her husband, Christine is raising two kids who attend school in Brea. The family is active in the community and participates in a variety of sports; in fact, by 2014, all four members of the family earned their black belts in Tae Kwon Do.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Christine cares about our community and offers a valuable mix of perspectives:  fiscal responsibility, independent thinker, involved community member, consensus builder, and family-oriented.

Christine beleives in:

  • Balanced budgets
  • Strong financial reserves
  • Local control
  • Responsiveness to residents

As a member of the Brea City Council, Christine is committed to:

  • Effective, respective, city-resident communications
  • Respectful Council debate of the issues and effective consensus building
  • Independent decision making
  • Maintaining programs for children, families, and senior citizens

Videos (3)

— October 12, 2016 Time Warner Cable

In this episode of Time Warner Cable's Local Edition, Brea Mayor, Christine Marick, tells us how citizen led initiative, "Brea Envisions," to brainstorm ideas for the city's future.

— October 12, 2016 Pacific West Association of Realtors

In this edition of CityTalk, find out about the City of Brea's:

• Financial position 
• Public arts program 
• 100 year celebration 
• The latest developments at the Brea Mall 
• New housing and condominium projects

— October 14, 2016 North Orange County League of Women Voters

Video from the North Orange County League of Women Voters' 2016 Candidates Forum.  City Council section begins at 0:30".

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