IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed Carolyn Cavecche for Mayor of Orange with a unanimous vote of its board of directors. Carolyn is a great advocate in her community leadership for the Business Council's key initiatives to enhance infrastructure investment, increase supply of workforce housing, continue the economic development of Orange County, and promote solid education programs to ensure a skilled 21st century workforce.

"Carolyn's commitment to the City of Orange and Orange County, as well as her dedicated work in the infrastructure and public works sector, makes her a superb choice for re-election and a leader with a track record of success," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council. 

Carolyn Cavecche understands the connections between a strong business environment, sustainable infrastructure, jobs creation and a high quality of life for local residents. She believes government's core mission is to provide strong public safety and meet the community's infrastructure needs in a fiscally sound manner. OCBC applauds the leadership Carolyn has shown in supporting numerous civic organizations and serving on the board for multiple county and regional associations including: Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors, serving as Chairman of the Board in 2007; Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD); Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency; Orange County Emergency Medical Care Committee.

Carolyn became active in Orange City government because she felt families needed better representation at City Hall. After serving for 7 years on the Orange Public Library Board of Trustees, she was first elected to the Orange City Council in 2001. She was re-elected in 2002 and served as Mayor pro tem from 2003 to 2006. Carolyn was elected Mayor in November of 2006 and the re-elected in 2008 for a second term.

Carolyn also serves on OCBC's high-level OCMoves initiative which advocates for Orange County's transportation priorities at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as provides insight on behalf of the business community for the implementation of Measure M, renewed in 2006.

Carolyn Cavecche has received numerous awards and recognitions including: Orange Chamber of Commerce's 2007 "Commerce Award" for exceptional economic development results; 2007 Woman of the Year by the Orange County Women in Transportation Seminar; 2007 Elected Official of the Year for the State of California by the California Transportation Foundation. In 2008, Carolyn was named one of "20 Women to Watch in Orange County" by OC Metro Business Magazine. Mobility 21, Southern California's transportation coalition, named Mayor Cavecche the "Leader of the Year" in 2009 for her outstanding commitment and pursuit to better transportation in Southern California.

The Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's fifth largest county. For more information on OCBC, visit

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Matt Prince, Director of Communications