Buena Park voters have elected Connor Traut to the Buena Park City Council by the largest margin of victory in the city’s history.
Traut, a 24-year-old Centralia School District Trustee, ran on a platform of bringing generational equity to City Hall and serving specific needs of each individual neighborhood. Traut’s campaign was supported by most local elected officials, labor organizations, and nearly 1,000 families who displayed his campaign sign at their home.
“I am humbled by the voters’ support. People are fired-up for a City Council that will bring substantive impacts to how we serve neighborhoods,” said Traut, “As promised during the campaign, I will begin moving forward immediately on proposals related to property crime, homelessness, parking, home improvement, utilities, city commissions, local hire, a new park, and protections for renters. Whether or not you voted for me, I thank Buena Park voters for making your voices heard. I’m ready to get to work for you.”
Connor Traut comes from a family with deep roots in Buena Park, dating back four generations. Him and his fiancée Cheyenne live in the same Buena Park neighborhood where his mother was raised, grandfather helped build, and great-grandmother taught in. In addition to serving on the school board, Traut is an Eagle Scout and a board member with the Boys & Girls Club, Cops for Kids, and Eli Home Shelters for Abused Children. He graduates from Chapman University Fowler School of Law this May.
Traut will be sworn-in to office on December 11th at 5:00 p.m. at Buena Park City Hall.
This article was released by Connor Traut for Buena Park City Council 2018.