Steve Faessel Becomes Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem

District 5 Councilman Steve Faessel was appointed Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow councilmembers for 2020.

Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring nominated Faessel for the post.

“I think Steve Faessel will make a wonderful Mayor Pro Tem,” said Kring, noting Faessel’s long history of service to the community as both a volunteer and a member of city boards and commissions, and his standing as an Anaheim historian.

District 1 Councilwoman Denise Barnes, whom Councilman Jose F. Moreno nominated for the post, complimented Faessel on his dedication to the city: “Councilman Faessel, I know that when I see you, [you] are on the job.”

The entire city council – with the exception of Moreno – voted in favor of Faessel’s appointment.

Councilman Faessel was elected to the city council from District 5 in 2016, winning 42.7% of the vote.


  1. I was looking to see who did not vote for him….no surprise.

  2. He is the BEST person for the job!! I am so happy to see this. I see him at every event, and fighting for Anaheim, he is fair, honest, and listens. He also has a mind of his own, and does not “follow” what others tell him to do. Congrats!

  3. I am so happy for Mayor Pro Tem elect Steven Faessel. He loves Anaheim and tries his best to listen and help Anaheim’s residents. I agree that he has a mind of his own. Fantastic election.

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