Image Credits: Twitter / Tara Campbell
In early December, Tara Campbell was appointed the Mayor of Yorba Linda, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Campbell is the youngest female mayor in California’s history at the age of 25. She was elected to Yorba Linda’s City Council in 2016 at the age of 23, having served as a field representative for Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang in the California State Assembly. She also served as the Chairwoman of the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee from 2015 to 2016.
Even though the mayorship is officially nonpartisan, Campbell’s main issues as laid out on her campaign page include fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability, public safety, and giving back to the community. Since the position is a part time job, she also serves as the Communications Director for the County of Orange under Supervisor Andrew Do.
Campbell was born and raised in Yorba Linda and attended private school until graduating from Rosary Academy in Fullerton, CA. She started at University of Southern California as a broadcast and digital journalism major, but after spending a summer in Washington D.C. interning with No Labels, she picked up a political science major and after graduation, received her master’s degree in Public Administration from USC.