Council Member Peggy Huang

Peggy Huang

Peggy Huang

Council Member

  • City Council, 2014-Present
  • Mayor, 2017
  • Mayor Pro Tem, 2016

About Peggy Huang

Council Member Peggy Huang is passionate about serving the community, with a focus on advocacy for abused, neglected, and developmentally delayed children. She is a Taiwanese native, but spent most of her adolescence and young adult years in Northern California. She is a 15-year resident of Yorba Linda.

Career

Currently, Council Member Huang is a Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals, Trial, and Writs section. As a former Senate Fellow, Council Member Huang worked on the CALFED Bay-Delta project, which involved restoring the Bay-Delta ecosystem and water storage and delivery. As a trial attorney, she prosecuted individuals who abused and neglected clients in facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services and represented foster children in juvenile court. She was involved in two bills, signed into law, that protected abused and neglected children.  In addition, she successfully advocated for the decoupling of the Child Welfare Entitlement (Title IV-B) from the Federal Welfare Reform Act and protecting the Social Security Block Grant (SSBG) from reduction to ensure funding for at-risk and foster children.  

Education

She received her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley, and her Juris Doctorate, as well as a specialized certificate of governmental affairs from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Personal

Council Member Huang and her husband, Dr. James Huang, are the proud parents of two daughters.

Regional Government & Committee Involvement

  • Children & Families Commission of Orange County
  • Finance Committee
  • Foothill / Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency
  • Orange County Mosquito & Vector Control
  • Chair, Southern California Association of Governments Community, Economic, & Human Development Committee 
  • Chair, Southern California Association of Governments Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Subcommittee 

Community Service

  • President, Lifesteps Family and Children Services
  • Vice-Chair, Republican Party of Orange County (Present)
  • Founder, Yorba Linda Gracious Living Society
  • Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Vista Del Verde Community
  • Member, Lincoln Club
  • Member, Yorba Linda Woman's Club

Achievements & Awards

  • Marian Bergeson, Excellence in Public Service, Graduate (2014)