John Moorlach is a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He joined the Board in December 2006, and at the same time joined the Board of the Orange County Transportation Authority.
On March 17, 1995 John was appointed to fill the vacancy of Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, where he served for nearly twelve years. Moorlach has the distinction of having predicted the largest municipal bond portfolio loss and bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Moorlach’s community involvements include being a member of the Old Courthouse Museum society, Orange County Historical Society, the Christian Business Men’s Committee’s Government Leadership Prayer Breakfast Honorary Board, honorary membership in the Noble Viking Charities of Orange County, and Advisory Committee member for Defend the Bay and the Orange County Freedom Committee. He served as the Honorary Chairman of the 1999 Annual Campaign for the Costa Mesa Senior Center, and has been active in fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Asian-American Senior Citizens Service Center.
Prior to serving as Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Moorlach was Vice President of Balser, Horowitz, Frank & Wakeling, an Accountancy Corporation, and was the administrative partner of its Costa Mesa office.
Moorlach graduated from California State University in Long Beach in 1977 and passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978. He completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He earned a Certificate in Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in 2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the New Supervisors Training Institute in 2007 from California State University in Sacramento in cooperation with their Center for California Studies.