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Meet Jennifer Fitzgerald

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Get to know the woman first elected in 2012, her life, what she stands for, and what her plans are for our city!

Meet Jennifer Fitzgerald

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Jennifer Fitzgerald was elected to the Fullerton City Council in November 2012.  In her first term, Jennifer played a key role in several significant accomplishments, including a $3.5 million retroactive refund of water rate overcharges, public safety reform, a substantive increase in funding to repair the cities’ aging roads and water infrastructure, and adoption of new transparency measures for public employee labor negotiations.  Additionally, Jennifer oversaw the passage of a balanced budget and was a leader in the effort to reduce unfunded pension liability.

Ms. Fitzgerald represents the City of Fullerton on the Board of Directors for the Association of California Cities-Orange County Chapter and she is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Taxpayers Association.  She is a former Metropolitan Water District Director, Past President of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and past Member of the Board of Directors for the Fullerton Historic Theater Foundation.  Previously, she served the City of Fullerton on its Planning Commission and General Plan Advisory Committee.

Education

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Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Biola University in 1995 where she also earned a Minor in Biblical Studies.

Community Experience

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Jennifer’s volunteer service includes work in the education and community development.  She is the founder of Give Back (Packs) Fullerton and Co-Chair of the Annual Fullerton Women’s Leadership Forum, a member of the Fullerton Arboretum, the Fullerton Elks Lodge, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, the American Legion Auxiliary, The Needlework Guild of America-Fullerton Chapter and the Fullerton Woman’s Club. Additionally, she serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Coast to Coast Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for OC United, a faith-based Fullerton non-profit dedicated to serving the homeless, neighborhood development and foster care.

Personal Life

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Jennifer and her husband, Sean, are raising their two kids in Fullerton.  They have lived in Fullerton since 2001.