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John R. O'Neill

Mayor Pro Tem

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 34-year professional career in the electrical construction industry, excelling in several capacities, including company CEO. Mr. O'Neill is a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Orange County, and has served in both labor & management capacities since 1985.

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 33 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 @ The University of Michigan

Community Service

Garden Grove Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission
Garden Grove Planning Commission
Orange County Water District Citizen's Advisory Committee
Garden Grove H.O.P.E. Board Member
Garden Grove ELKS


Garden Grove, CA

Garden Grove Resident

Since 1965