Mayor Tony Strickland is a former State Assemblyman and State Senator.
During his three terms in the State Assembly, Tony served as Chairman of the Health Committee and Governmental Organization Committee, serving also on the Insurance, Banking, and Finance Committees. While in the State Senate, Mayor Strickland served as Vice Chair of the Senate Committees on Health and Environmental Quality, and a Leader on the Senate Energy & Utilities and Communications Committee.
Strickland received a lifetime A-rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and was named Legislator of the Year by the Humane Society California.
After leaving the Legislature, Strickland served as a visiting scholar at the USC Jesse M. Unruh School of Public Policy as the Director of the Legislator-in-Residence program at the University of Southern California.
Mayor Strickland operates his own political and business consulting firm, Tony Strickland Consulting, in Huntington Beach. Most recently, he served as the Vice-Chair of the Huntington Beach Finance Commission.
Mayor Strickland is married to Carla Strickland, a 30-year resident of Huntington Beach. He has two children, Ruby and “Tiny” Tony, and also two step-children Graeme and Jameson.