Tara Ricksen


Your Choice for Aliso Viejo City Council

Accountable to the People.


Mike Munzing

Aliso Viejo City Council & Former Mayor

Dave Harrington

Aliso Viejo City Council & Former Mayor

Laurie Davies

CA Assemblywoman, AD73

Dave Wheeler

Laguna Hills Mayor

Janine Heft

Laguna Hills Mayor Pro Tem

Rischi Paul Sharma

Laguna Niguel Council Member

Wendy Bucknum

Mission Viejo Mayor

Kevin Muldoon

Mayor of Newport Beach

Christina Shea

Former Mayor of Irvine

Scott Peotter

Former City Councilman of Newport Beach

Greg Kunath

Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Judy Bullockus

Capistrano Unified School District


Orange County Congress of Republicans

South Orange County Economic Coalition

Orange County Gun Owners

Position on Issues

city infrastructure

As a community, we need to do a better job of maintaining what makes Aliso Viejo unique. Our Town Center is aging and in need of improvement. I want to accelerate the revitalization of Town Center and create a business-friendly environment. I will determine where the responsibility lies for upgrades, development opportunities, and then follow up with stakeholders and community outreach.

public safety

Safety is my number one priority including e-bike training & safety. Together, we must work diligently to keep our community free from crime and unhealthy influences. Aliso Viejo has seen a significant increase in property crimes. In collaboration with our Police Chief and Administrative Sergeant, I will determine if we have proper coverage and are statistically on par with the best police departments in the county in terms of emergency response.

fiscal responsibility

Fiscal responsibility is a cornerstone to a successful business, marriage, and government. As an accountant, I believe city governance should address financial matters in a responsible manner without compromising safety or way of life. Money that is spent will be directed towards critical projects that are needed to maintain quality of life. I will ensure efficiency and responsible spending of tax payer dollars and that our city maintains fiscally responsible without raising fees or taxes.

family values

Aliso Viejo is a family friendly community. I’m committed to preserving what makes Aliso Viejo unique and addressing areas in need of improvement. Protecting our family-oriented community and understanding the important role business and schools have on making Aliso Viejo special is a top priority of mine. I will advocate for after-school youth activities, family focused events and activities that promote family and American values.

I will advocate for open city council meetings so you can address the council in person to voice your concerns.

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