Mike Posey was first elected in 2014 and reelected in 2018. He and his wife Jeannie have been downtown Huntington Beach homeowners since June of 1999. Having moved from Yorba Linda, Mike and Jeannie chose to relocate to Huntington Beach to be close to the ocean and enjoy the vibrant community.
Mike and Jeannie owned and operated Advan-Tech Woodworking Machinery in Huntington Beach from 1999 until January of 2009. Advan-Tech sold high tech industrial machinery throughout Southern California. After spending nearly 30 years in machinery sales, he is now the Government Affairs Manager for Library Systems and Services, continuing his legacy of advocating for local governments and local control.
Prior to him being elected to the City Council in 2014, Mike served on the Planning Commission and on the 4th of July Parade Board; by volunteering his time on these City Commissions, he realized he could make a difference in the community. This spurred his successful first time run for Council in 2014.
Mike is not afraid to make the hard choices required to represent the best interests of the community. He voted in favor of such controversial issues such as the rezoning of the Warner Nichols site from high density residential to more suitable industrial/commercial, the reconfigured Pacific City commercial/retail development, building the Pacific City hotel, building the Marriott Springhill Suites on Edinger, and remediation of the City gun range to prepare the land for future development.
Mike is a member of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis International's Huntington Beach chapter. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, and while Planning Commissioner, served as the liaison for both the Huntington Beach Sustainability Committee and Downtown Economic Task Force.
In addition to serving on the Orange County Power Authority, Mike is the Orange County Vector Control President, sits on the Local Agency Formation Committee (LAFCO), represents the City of Huntington Beach on the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and formerly represented Orange County Supervisorial District Two as a County Parks Commissioner.
As a Council Member, Mike serves as the liaison to the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, which sets the legislative platform for the City. Mike is proud to be a founding Board Member of the Orange County Power Authority and believes that economic development and sustainability can go hand in hand.