Candidates for District 2

Ben Chapman

Here is Ben Chapman's candidate statement:

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Mr. Chapman has lived in the South Coast Metro area since about 2012.  Chapman is employed as a leasing consultant for a Hunt Pacific Management, a property management company in Riverside.  He has not run for public office in Costa Mesa before, but he has worked on other campaigns in Orange County.  He is endorsed by local Republican party members including Michelle Steel, Jim Fisler and Gary Monahan. Ben Chapman's website is


Loren Gameros

Here is Loren Gameros's candidate statement:

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Some of you may know Mr. Gameros from Costa Mesa schools he attended.   He is endorsed by many of the current City Council members, the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association, Newport-Mesa Federaltion of Teachers, the Orange County Employees Association, and many residents.  Loren Gameros' website is


Gary Parkin

Here is Gary Parkins' candidate statement:

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Mr. Parkin has lived in Costa Mesa for many years.  He is a member of the City's Historical Preservation Committee, and was a member of the Pension Oversight Committee and the Senior Commission.  He does not have a website and we do not know if he has any endorsements.