Steve Faessel, Anaheim City Council Member

Steve-Faessel-homeMy name is Steve Faessel and I was elected in November of 2016 for City Council seat in District 5

Dear Friends,

Welcome, and thank you for viewing my website where you can find updates on my fundraising events, endorsements, and my views on Anaheim issues.

For those of you who don’t know me my parents settled in Anaheim in 1941, where my dad was active in the local citrus industry. I was born, and raised here in Anaheim running around parks and orange groves.

My passion is in our parks and our neighborhoods not only in the 5th District, but in all of Anaheim. I love this city, and keeping the city safe and prosperous means a great deal to me.

This campaign website remains in operation as some of the activities I participate in and the actions I take are not part of my elected duties and may help you to get to know me better.

I welcome your feedback and comments on my work and actions. Thank you again for viewing my website.


Stephen J Faessel, Councilman District 5
City of Anaheim

Endorsed by The Orange County Register

What is the most important issue facing our local community?

We asked you some hard questions – you had honest answers. We found you to be genuine and passionate and truly have a heart for Anaheim — deep roots. No hidden agendas – you did not bash any other candidates. That’s impressive because we’ve had 2 other candidates knock on our door — unfortunately, they resorted to wanting to discuss their negative perceptions of you, instead of addressing the neighborhood and community needs, You have the backing of some very powerful and influential groups. But you made this neighborhood BELIEVE that you are running for City Council to represent our District 5 and our neighborhoods. You have the right experience for the job. This neighborhood truly believes you are the best candidate for the job and certainly one of the most HONEST candidates that this City has seen in a very long time!
Robert D.Anaheim Resident

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Latest News

May 4, 2017
Paul Hyek, who has been homeless for two years, meets with officials at the new Bridges at Kraemer in Anaheim on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He will be moving into the shelter this weekend when it officially opens. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

County opens first year-round homeless shelter in Anaheim, residents may start moving in Friday

Orange County Register | May 4, 2017 –  When the first residents move in this week to the newly christened Bridges at Kraemer Place homeless shelter and service center, it will mark a major step forward in Orange County’s efforts to find housing for thousands […]
January 3, 2017

Q&A with Stephen Faessel, the “Anaheim kid” on the City Council

Orange County Register | January 3, 2017 – Steve Faessel knows he’s the unknown on a divided City Council. Faessel, 66, who was elected to represent District 5 in the city’s new district-based system, says he is the middle man who hopes to bring the […]
November 11, 2016

Telegram from my Sister

An important telegram from my sister, Joan.
November 2, 2016

Orange County Register Endorses Steve Faessel

Orange County Register | November 2, 2016 - In Anaheim’s City Council, District 5, race, we endorse Steve Faessel. In addition to nearly 30 years of experience as an executive of Ace Hardware, Faessel has had extensive involvement in community groups and on local government boards such as the Anaheim Public Utilities Board, Planning Commission and Budget, Investment and Technology Commission. Although we strongly disagree with his enthusiasm for the luxury hotel subsidy, we have broad agreement on a number of other issues.


This has been a whirlwind of a week and I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for your continued support and encouragement.

Here is a sweet note I received from my sister, Joan - family keeps you grounded and is important during our life journey. Thank you Joan for always being there.
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