Michael E. Gates
Is FIGHTING For You
ENDORSED BY COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS LEADERS THROUGHOUT HUNTINGTON BEACH
Why Re-Elect Michael?
Since Michael was first elected as City Attorney in 2014, he has brought his private sector experiences of legal success, hard work, and professionalism to the office of the City Attorney. Estimates show that he and his team of in-house attorneys have protected over $150,000,000 of your tax-dollars by aggressively fighting for the City, defending our police officers in difficult cases, and by not taking a settlement approach to lawsuits.
Michael has aggressively fought State mandates, won legal battles fighting against high density housing development; and recently won against the State of California to recover $5,200,000 of your tax-dollars, and Michael is pursuing another $22,400,000 of your tax-dollars in the same lawsuit from the State.
In addition to winning many large, high stakes lawsuits, the new in-house Criminal Prosecutor program that Michael created in 2017 has also been a huge success. The City Attorney’s Prosecutor has prosecuted thousands of crimes that impact our quality of life here in Huntington Beach. Even during difficult times, Michael continues to provide the kind of great legal work that any private sector attorney would be proud of. He is asking for your vote to have him continue fighting for the City of Huntington Beach.
“Michael’s support for the rule of law and those who provide our communities’ safety has proven that he is the right choice for City Attorney of Huntington Beach”
Don BarnesOrange County Sheriff
“Having worked in Government a long time and at many levels, I can say with certainty that Michael Gates is a fantastic public servant and the best City Attorney that Huntington Beach has seen. He is simply the best.”
Jim SilvaFormer Huntington Beach Mayor, Orange County Supervisor, and State Assemblyman
“Michael possesses unparalleled professionalism and is an accomplished attorney. He has been a terrific City Attorney for Huntington Beach.”
Tony RackauckasFormer Orange County District Attorney
“I’ve served as Mayor and as a Council Member for many years. I have seen the work, performance, and results of two previous City Attorneys. I can say with absolute confidence and conviction that Michael Gates is the very best City Attorney Huntington Beach has ever had.”
Dave SullivanFormer Mayor and Council Member of Huntington Beach
“Having served as Mayor and as a Council Member, and having worked closely with Michael, I strongly endorse him as the very best City Attorney Huntington Beach has had. He has fought for local control, taxpayers, and has saved the City millions and millions of dollars just from his legal work alone.”
Erik PetersonFormer Mayor and Council Member of Huntington Beach