Dr. Jose F. Moreno was re-elected to the City Council in November 2018 representing District 3 in north-central Anaheim. He served as mayor pro tem during 2018.
Moreno was first elected for a two-year term on the City Council in November 2016. Before joining the Council, Moreno served two terms on the Anaheim City School District Board of Education from 2006 to 2014.
He strives to ensure local government works for everyday residents in his district and across the city.
In 2017, Moreno led efforts to adopt a “sunshine ordinance” that has resulted in stronger, more responsive and accountable local government. That same year, he also led efforts for Anaheim to become a welcoming city that embraces the economic and cultural contributions of immigrants and newcomers alike.
Moreno is an associate professor in the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach, where he focuses on Latino education and policy studies.
He received his bachelor’s in social ecology with an emphasis on criminology and human behavior from the University of California, Irvine.
Moreno earned his master’s and doctorate in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, where he co-chaired the editorial board of the Harvard Educational Review.
He is president of Los Amigos of Orange County, a community group serving people and communities in need. He previously served on the boards of Orange County Community Housing Corp., which provides housing and education to low-income families, and Orange County Communities for Responsible Development, which works to promote participation in local government.
The youngest son of an immigrant family, Moreno grew up in Oxnard, Calif. He and wife Lorena, a school principal, have lived in Anaheim for more than a decade. They have four daughters, three of them in Anaheim public schools and one attending the University of California, Los Angeles.
Moreno is a proud Girl Scout Dad who enjoys watching his daughters play youth volleyball and take part in school activities and events.