Christina Shea was elected to the Irvine City Council in a landslide victory in 1992 and, after a four-year term, was elected Mayor in 1996 and re-elected in 1998. After a two-year hiatus from public office, Councilwoman and Former Mayor Shea return to the Irvine City Council.
Councilwoman Shea has been a strong supporter of local law enforcement, and saw the City of Irvine reap the rewards as one of America’s Safest Cities during her first eight years in public office. She has been named one of Orange County’s “Leaders of the Year” by the Conservative Women’s Leadership Association and featured as one of the “Most Influential Women in Orange County” by Orange County Metro Magazine. Councilwoman Christina Shea was recognized by our local assemblyman, Chuck DeVore, to be the 2008 Woman of the year for the Seventieth Assembly District.
Dedicated to sound fiscal responsibility for both the present and the future, Christina has historically opposed municipal tax increases, supports privatization, and during her years as Mayor, helped streamline Irvine’s municipal services and staff while maintaining high service levels. Councilwoman Shea has served on the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority, the Board of Directors for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, the Orange County Sanitation District, and is a member of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors .
Councilwoman Shea is involved in numerous volunteer organizations, including the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Irvine Child Care Project, and on the Advisory Board and past Capital Campaign Director for Human Options. In addition to her Council duties, the Councilwoman serves on the Orange County Republican Central Committee and the Board of Directors of a private sector corporation.
Ms. Shea has been a resident of Irvine since 1977 and currently lives in the village of Quail Hill. Additionally, she is an independent business consultant and works with Century 21 Professionals in Irvine.