Latest updates from the campaign:
Sunday morning, Councilman Ross Chun met virtually with the founders of CapoUSD Against Racism to discuss their strategy and their list of imperatives to attack racism in the school district and raise awareness about mental health issues and an ethnic education curriculum, all of which are top of mind with Ross. These Former CUSD students are working to establish their program at schools across the district, and recruit students to carry on their legacy as they depart for Cal Berkeley, Columbia University and other notable institutions of higher learning.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:00 PM
State Senate Candidate Dave Min hosted a candidate's rally for Asian American Pacific Islanders seeking election and re-election in Orange County. Councilman Ross Chun, whose heritage includes Hawaiian, Japanese and Chinese lineage, spoke at the virtual event about his reasons for running in his third bid for a City Council seat in Aliso Viejo. "I have served 2 terms as a Councilman, Mayor Pro-Team and Mayor last year, and I feel there is still important work to be done, especially in the area of public safety and economic growth and recovery."
Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:24 AM
An Exciting Fundraiser, Hollywood Style! Join Councilman
Ross Chun and "Have Fun Tours" on an
unbelievable journey to tour Hollywood Boulevard, watch a live taping of Extra TV, and then, meet Mario Lopez IN
PERSON! The day includes lunch in Universal Studios VIP Lounge, and a tour of
Beverly Hills and Famous Movie Star Homes before returning to Aliso Viejo.
"Have Fun Tours" of Newport Beach and owners Louis and Jill Nese are supporting the re-election campaign of Councilman Ross Chun and providing this incredible day of Hollywood glitz and glamour, concluding at 4:30PM. Your contribution of $250 will get you a seat on the tour, and a place at the table to meet television and radio personality Mario Lopez. Please join us on Tuesday, August 23rd. Tour departs at 8:00AM, and the excitement begins immediately.
"Have Fun Tours" of Newport Beach offers custom and private tours. Tel. 714 658-2291
Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:42 AM
Supporting Scouts in Aliso Viejo
Each year, young men striving to become Eagle Scouts seek out government leaders for interviews and advice. Councilman Chun is frequently called upon to help scouts with many of their projects and requirements.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:40 AM
Summer Walks With Aliso Viejo Residents
Councilman Chun joined residents of Aliso Viejo for Summer evening walks, and answered questions about the new hotel, senior communities, and water conservation.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:32 PM
For the 5th year, Councilman Chun and Trustee Dr. Gary Pritchard have awarded the Community Leader Scholarship to a graduating senior from Aliso Niguel High School.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:29 PM
History of Aliso Viejo
Oxford Preparatory Academy student Grayson Decker had an opportunity to interview History of Aliso Viejo author Bob Bunyan and AVCA Director Ray De Leon for his report on the history of Aliso Viejo at Councilman Chun's monthly "Coffee With Your Councilman."
Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:26 PM
Recognizing Student for Perfect Attendance
At the close of the year, the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized Jessica Tuma for her perfect attendance since Kindergarten in the district. Jessica and her father are also dedicated volunteers for the Relay For Life with Councilman Ross Chun.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:22 PM
Principal for a Day
Ross joined friends, teachers and administrators as Principal for a Day at Canyon Vista Elementary School. Both of his children went through Canyon Vista, and this week was a great opportunity to say thank you to all of the great teachers, and farewell to Principal Donald Mahoney as he moves on to a new opportunity to positively impact even more students and teachers in the district.
Sunday, May 8, 2016 11:37 PM
Soka University's 15th Anniversary
For the 15th straight year, Councilman Ross Chun has joined the students and guest of Soka University to celebrate their International Festival. This year was the school's 15th Anniversary.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:48 AM
Students from Samueli Academy
Students from the Samueli Academy in Santa Ana joined developers Russ Parker, Bob Bunyan and Councilman Ross Chun to tour several projects in Aliso Viejo, including the site of Microvention's new headquarters.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:43 AM
Taste of Aliso Niguel
This year's Taste of Aliso Niguel attracted restaurants and hungry patrons from around South Orange County to help raise money for Aliso Niguel High School. New Restaurant Jimboy's Tacos was among the most popular.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:40 AM
Stop Hunger Now
The LDS Church in Aliso Viejo brought in hundreds of volunteers to package over 80,000 meals for families in the Philippines and Viet Nam, and Councilman Chun joined in the efforts.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:38 AM
Arbor Day in Aliso Viejo
Councilman Ross Chun and his son, Evan, joined community members and the Aliso Viejo Community Association to plant Arbor Day trees in Aliso Canyon Community Part.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 1:37 AM
Arbor Day in Laguna Niguel
Councilman Ross Chun joined the students at Laguna Niguel Elementary School for Arbor Day.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 1:28 AM
California Apartment Association Gala
This week, the California Apartment Association Gala recognized community leaders and supported the United Way.
Friday, April 8, 2016 3:13 AM
Vice Chairman at SCAG
Councilman Ross Chun was elected Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee and appointed to the Executive Committee at the Southern California Association of Governments.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:13 AM
SCAG Scholarship Selection Committee
Councilman Chun was named to the Southern California Association of Governments Scholarship Selection Committee. Last year's recipient, Aliso Niguel High School graduate Kelsea Cooper is now in Washington DC fulfilling an internship with Congresswoman Mimi Walters.
Monday, March 7, 2016 3:16 PM
Sober Living Facilities Workshop
The League of California Cities is finalizing its plans for a workshop to discuss sober living facilities in the region and the state. The event is scheduled for March 18th in the City of Irvine from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Notable legislators like Dana Rohrbacher, Bill Brough, Pat Bates and Matthew Harper have all asked to join the panel discussion.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 1:28 PM
Councilman Chun joined over 80 of his elected colleagues as part of the OCBC/ACCOC Delegation to the state capitol. While in Sacramento, Councilman Chun met with members of the State Legislature to discuss issues such as sober living homes, short-term rentals and the water shortage.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:49 PM
New Hotel for Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo welcomes Homewood Suites by Hilton, the city's second hotel property. Council Member Ross Chun is joined by th Aliso Viejo Chamber's Julie Wright and The Boys and Girls Club's James Littlejohn.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:45 PM
Dairy Fork Wetlands Project
Councilman Chun's involvement in the Dairy Fork Wetlands Project began almost 15 years ago with the Aliso Viejo Community Association. Aliso Viejo and it's neighboring cities of Laguna Hills and Lake Forest joined in the ground breaking of this important project.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:51 PM
Boys and Girls Club Your of the Year
Each year, the Boys and Girl's Club of Capistrano Valley honors his student members and selects its Youth of the Year. This year, Miritza Garcia was honored, along with many other deserving award recipients.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:30 PM
Aliso Viejo Girls Softball Opening Day
For the 15th year, Councilman Chun had the pleasure of participating in AVGS Opening Day Ceremonies.
Friday, February 5, 2016 4:51 AM
OCFA Best and the Bravest Awards
Congratulations to Firefighter Jorge Vargas, newly promoted to Captain and nominee for Firefighter of the Year.
Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:07 PM
Meet and Greet
Heidi and Adam Stoops hosted the first Meet and Greet on 2016 for Council Member Ross Chun. Community leaders representing our Chamber of Commerce, local schools, businesses, professional Realtors, and churches turned our in support. It was a great treat for our attendees to spend time with Mayor Laurie Davies and Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Slusiewicz of Laguna Niguel, who have been great supporters of the important relationship between their city, and ours.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:30 AM
Award for Aliso Niguel High School Basketball
Straight from John Wayne Airport, after representing our city in Sacramento at the League of California Cities Policy Committee, Council Member Chun joined the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation award ANHS Basketball Program with a check for $2,500.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:31 AM
Housing and Economic Development Policy Meetings in Sacramento
This week, Council Member Chun joined elected officials from around the state to discuss policy issues surrounded housing and specifically, group homes and sober living facilities.
Friday, January 22, 2016 12:39 AM
Transportation Policy Meetings In The State Capitol
Today Council Member Chun joined the League of California Cities Transportation Policy Committee in Sacramento to discuss important issues facing the state's infrastructure. Our City of Aliso Viejo, like every other city in the state will face a growing deficit in maintenance and repair funding, as revenues from the gas tax continue to decline.
State level policy meetings give us an opportunity to present the concerns of our community, and today, Council Member Chun had an opportunity to again raise these issues with Senator Jim Beall, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Housing. Friday Ross will join the Housing Policy Committee to discuss the issues around short-term leasing, including Air B&B and Sober Living Facilities.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:58 AM
Regional Transportation Plan
This week, the Southern California Association of Governments presented local officials with a briefing of the Regional Transportation Plan, currently offered for public review. This important document is required for the regional planning organization to get transportation projects approved, and to qualify for any state and federal grants. This is your opportunity to comment on the proposed plan and its recommendations.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 9:03 PM
Economic Summit in Los Angeles
The Southern California Association of Governments held its annual Economic Summit this week in Los Angeles. Among many important topics, the summit discussed the Regional Transportation Plan and its beneficial affect on the California economy.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 4:13 PM
The Great Park in Irvine
Organic Ranch Plans Continue as Councilman Ross Chun meets with former Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, and Savannah's Organic Ranch Founder Lisa Sachen at the site of the Alegria Organic Farm at the Great Park in Irvine.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 1:47 PM
Relay For Life Planning Begins
The year hasn't come to a close yet, but the Relay For Life team is already planning for 2016. The vent will take place in our area again this year, hosted by The City of Laguna Niguel, and our volunteers are getting ready for another record-setting event.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:38 AM
Bond Ratings Meeting in New York
This week Councilman Chun had the opportunity to present the positive outlook and strong economic growth anticipated in our region. The Transportation Corridor Agencies Executive Team, along with representatives from Barclay's and Goldman Sachs met with Moodys in New York to request a bond ratings upgrade. Councilman Chun, as the Chairman of the San Joaquin Hills Agency Board, presented the many positive economic indicators in the region and in the City of Aliso Viejo.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:28 PM
The Boys and Girls Club Makes The Holidays Brighter For Deserving Kids In Aliso Viejo
What a great group of volunteers. Fluor Cares and the OC Sheriff's department pitched in to help the deserving kids at The Boys and Girls Club Saturday Morning.
Friday, December 11, 2015 9:29 PM
Association of California Cities Celebrates The Holidays
The Association of California Cities and The Orange County Business Council celebrated the holiday season at Andrei's in Irvine. Councilman Chun has been a strong and consistent advocate for good public policy and supported the city's ACCOC membership.
As a business owner in both Aliso Viejo and Irvine, Ross is an active participant in OCBC events and activities. One of his first acts as an Aliso Viejo City Councilman was to meet with Lucy Dunn and learn what our city can do to become a more active member of the OCBC.
Friday, December 11, 2015 10:45 AM
The Toll Roads Welcomes It's Biggest Fan
This week, Councilman Chun, Chairman of The Toll Roads Board of Directors and the entire Board and staff welcome a young man named Sebastian to their monthly board meeting. Sebastian recently celebrated his 4th birthday with a "Toll Roads Theme" party.
Friday, December 11, 2015 10:39 AM
Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce Celebrates the Holidays
This week the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce celebrated the holidays with their annual breakfast. James Littlejohn, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club is a valued community leader and an example to follow.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 1:12 AM
Aliso Viejo Welcomes Tony Pepperoni
A beautiful new Tony Pepperoni was opened today in Aliso Viejo. Councilman Ross Chun represented Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, presenting the owners with a certificate of recognition from the County.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:16 PM
Councilman Ross Chun Participates in Cap and Trade Workshop
The Southern California Association of Governments held a workshop for its member cities, giving a 3 hour briefing of Cap and Trade funds available to the region. Councilman Ross Chun took part in the workshop, representing the Transportation Corridor Agency.
Last year's Cap and Trade funds were awarded to very few cities in the SCAG Region, although Councilman Chun notified Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel and San Clemente of the opportunity of receiving their portion of $300,000,000 in Cap and Trade Funds for development projects.
Sunday, December 6, 2015 1:34 PM
Boys and Girls Club Celebrates the Yuletide
The Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley celebrated its annual Yuletide last week at the home of Tonie and Steve Odekerk. Councilman Ross Chun and his wife Suzanne joined their friends at the Boys and Girls Club for the festivities.
Ross has been a long-time supporter of the organization, volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club at the El Toro Marine Corp Air Station through the 90"s when the base was operational.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 6:39 PM
SCAG RTP/SCS Approved for Public Review
Today, the Southern California Association of Governments Regional Council voted to release the Regional Transportation Plan for public review and comment. The council voted 39 to 1 to allow the public to give input to the transportation document. Council member Mike Munzing was the only director in opposition, voting to withhold the document from public review, with no explanation why.
The Regional Transportation Plan provides a long range vision for land use investments and transportation over a 20 year period and is a requirement of federal and state laws. SCAG's policy committees and Regional Council have worked diligently to revised this plan over a 4 year period, and the public has a right to review and comment on the document before it is submitted. The SCAG Regional Council went to great lengths to make with document available, including extending the comment period to 60 days.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 6:31 PM
Ross Chun Appointed by State League President
Today, Council Member Chun was appointed by State League President Dennis Michael to the League of California Cities Transportation Policy Committee. This state appointment will allow Council Member Chun to continue on the League's Orange County Division Board as director, and give input on state level transportation policy matters in 2016.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:59 AM
Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Kicks Off Her Campaign
Newport Beach restaurant The Winery, owned and operated by Aliso Viejo residents JC and Linda Clow, welcomed local and state elected officials and business and community leaders in support of 5th District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. Councilman Ross Chun has been a colleague of Supervisor Bartlett's from the Transportation Corridor Agency for 3 years, and a supporter of her campaign from the beginning.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:55 AM
Aliso Viejo Welcomes Raising Cane's
Aliso Viejo Welcomes Raising Cane's. Councilman Ross Chun joined city leaders, students and the entire community in welcoming Aliso Viejo Town Center's newest eatery, Raising Cane's.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:42 AM
Code of Conduct for Aliso Viejo City Council
For the 3rd time this year, Councilman Ross Chun introduced the need for a formalized Code of Conduct for the Aliso Viejo City Council, and was met with opposition. "A code of conduct establishes our council's commitment to fair and ethical behavior, and a standard that the voters expect. I would like to see a code formalized and each council member sign a commitment to adhere to the Code of Conduct each year." Mayor Pro Tem Munzing opposed the proposed Code of Conduct without discussion and stated for the record that he would vote "No" on such a measure.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:24 AM
Welcome Pita Pita to Town Center
Councilman Chun welcomes Pita Pita, Aliso Viejo's newest restaurant, to Town Center on the prominent corner near Barnes and Noble.
Sunday, November 15, 2015 11:09 AM
Journey School Celebrates the Season
On Saturday, November 14th, Aliso Viejo's Journey School celebrated the Fall with their annual Harvest Faire. With over a thousand community members in attendance, Councilman Chun worked with local schools to arrange overflow parking, and ensure that Aliso Viejo Little League parking at Woodfield Park would NOT be impacted. The event was one of the largest ever, with fun and entertainment for all.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 11:48 AM
Canyon Vista Elementary School Honors Aliso Viejo Vets
Early last week, Councilman Chun honored our city's veterans at a breakfast and ceremony at Canyon Vista Elementary School. "It's been a few years since my children finished at Canyon Vista, but I am happy to see the enthusiasm and dedication to the students is still strong. Thank you for honoring our vets!"
Saturday, November 14, 2015 11:44 AM
Don Juan Avila Elementary Honors Veterans
This Friday the 13th, Councilman Ross Chun joined the students, teachers and families at Don Juan Avila Elementary School to honor our city's Veterans. Councilman Chun welcomed the guest and expressed the city's gratitude for the service and sacrifices these individuals have made for our country. "Your friends, families and neighbors are grateful for your service, and Aliso Viejo honors each and every one of you for fighting to preserve the freedom we enjoy every day. Thank you on behalf of the City of Aliso Viejo."
Saturday, November 14, 2015 11:42 AM
Aliso Viejo's Newest Hotel is On Schedule
Aliso Viejo's newest hotel is on schedule for completion at the first of the year. Councilman Chun toured the construction with city officials and staff on Friday, November 13th to see the progress and speak to the builders. Aliso Viejo residents, their families, visitors and business people can look forward to more choices when they visit our city.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 11:39 AM
Ambry Genetics is Growing
Friday the 13th was the day for an exciting tour of the expansion of Aliso Viejo-based Ambry Genetics. Councilman Ross Chun and other city officials were invited to tour the new Ambry facility, the 4th building to have the Ambry Genetics on it in Aliso Viejo. Congratulations to a great business leader and global company in our city.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:25 AM
ACCOC Committee on Diversity and Changing Demographics
Councilman Ross Chun presented the Association of California Cities with a proposal to form a committee to address diversity issues and the changing demographics in our region. The board voted unanimously to establish this special committee and appointed Councilman Chun to chair the committee and lead the effort toward more engagement and more effective communication with diverse groups.
Monday, November 9, 2015 2:42 PM
Environmental Committee for the Toll Roads
Three years ago, Councilmember Ross Chun proposed a special ad-hoc committee to ensure the Tolls Roads met and complied with state and federally mandated environmental restrictions, as well as informed the public about those measures that were being implemented to ensure transparency. That committee has now been established as a standing committee, open to the public, and Council Member Chun was elected its Chair.
Monday, November 9, 2015 2:40 PM
Council Member Chun Elected Chairman of The Toll Roads
After service for a year as the TCA Vice Chair, along with several committee appointments, Council Member Ross Chun was elected the Chairman of the Transportation Corridor Agency for the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road.
Monday, November 9, 2015 2:32 PM
Toll Road Bond Refinancing
Transportation Corridor Agency Vice Chairman Ross Chun chaired the agency's Finance Committee through the 2015 bond refinancing in the face of eminent default. The result was a much more favorable refinance rate and new opportunities for benefits to the riders. Over $1.4 billion was refinanced with the aid of the very capable staff and finance consultants.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:29 AM
Ross Chun joined CUSD Superintendent Joe Farley, Trustees Lynn Hatton and Anna Bryson, Mission Viejo Councilman Dave Leckness, and other dignitaries to celebrate the opening of Newhart Middle Schools new multipurpose room.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:46 AM
Ross Chun defends the voters' right to public information.This is a brief, one paragraph summary of your news item.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:59 AM
Ross Chun addresses the CUSD Board to speak about the STEAM Magnet School.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:55 AM
Ross Chun speaks in support of Aliso Niguel High School.
Monday, October 8, 2012 7:03 PM
Ross Chun receives the endorsement of the Sierra Club.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:14 PM
Ross Chun receives the endorsement of the Orange County League of Conservation Voters
Sunday, September 23, 2012 12:49 PM
Ross Chun joins 30,000 to race for a cure for cancer and the 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:43 AM
Ross Chun joined CUSD President Gary Pritchard, Trustees John Alpay and Lynn Hatton and educators from around the county at the Truman Dinner at Disney's Grand California Hotel.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:20 PM
Former Aliso Viejo Mayor Karl Warkomski endorses Ross Chun for Aliso Viejo City Council.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:24 AM
The Honorable Melody Carruth, first Mayor of Laguna Hills and current City Council Member endorsed Ross Chun for Aliso Viejo City Council.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:14 AM
Ross Chun receives the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 3:10 AM
Ross Chun Receives the endorsement of the Orange County Labor Federation.
Monday, August 20, 2012 3:06 AM
Ross Chun receives the endorsement of CUSD Board President Gary Prichard.
Monday, August 20, 2012 2:58 AM
Ross Chun and his family joined Savannah's Organic Ranch and a thousand Aliso Viejo residents for the filming of the Aliso Viejo Lip Dub.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:21 AM
Please join local business leaders and community members in support of Ross Chun in his race to win a seat on the Aliso Viejo City Council.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:52 AM
Ross Chun receives the endorsement of CUSD Trustee Lynn Hatton.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:02 AM
Ross Chun and his family attend Aliso Viejo's National Night Out at the Target Shopping Center. Joining hundreds of residents, the Chuns visited booths sponsored by a variety of city service providers.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 3:44 AM
Please join us to support Ross Chun for Aliso Viejo City Council 2012 at the home of Heidi Stoops.