Council Member John R. O'Neill
John R. O'Neill
Council Member

District 2

Time in Office

Elected to City Council in 2016

City Hall Phone

(714) 741-5104



On November 8, 2016, John R. O’Neill was elected to the Garden Grove City Council. Born and raised in Garden Grove, his parents settled in Garden Grove during the City’s incorporation year of 1956.

Council Member O’Neill started his working career at the age of 13 in the hospitality industry in Anaheim. He developed a 31-year professional career in the electrical construction industry, excelling in several capacities, including company CEO.

He currently serves as a trustee and committee member for the Orange County Electrical Training Trust, and is a State Licensed Electrical Contractor and CA State Certified Electrician.

His history of public service includes membership on the Garden Grove Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission, Garden Grove Planning Commission, and Orange County Water District Citizen’s Advisory Committee.

Council Member O’Neill has been married for 30 years, and has three adult children. He enjoys water skiing, camping, and spending time with his family.

Community Goal

To bring the community together by focusing on things that bind us together and not the things that divide us. Our neighbors and our neighborhoods are the backbone of our community and now is the time to focus on policy that brings in new resources so we can protect and preserve our neighborhoods.


  • Fullerton College
  • Orange County Electrical Training Trust
  • UCI University Extension
  • National Training Institute

Community Service

  • Garden Grove Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission
  • Garden Grove Planning Commission
  • Orange County Water District Citizen's Advisory Committee


Garden Grove, CA

Garden Grove Resident

Since 1965

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