The Honorable Deborah Pauly is currently a full-time student pursuing her Juris Doctorate at Trinity Law School. She was a candidate appearing on the June 2016 ballot for California State Assembly, District 68, having concluded her second term as Councilwoman for the City of Villa Park, California. She fell short in that effort, even though she garnered nearly 14,000 votes in a crowded Republican field.
She is in her fourth term as an elected member of the Central Committee of the Republican Party of Orange County, first representing the 60th Assembly District and was re-elected in a highly competitive race to represent the newly-drawn 68th Assembly District. She was appointed as a voting delegate to the California Republican Party by Senator John Moorlach.
Councilwoman Pauly received the 2009 Woman of the Year Award for the 60th Assembly District. The California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsors the annual recognition ceremony in the Capitol each March as part of Women’s History Month. It is a rare distinction to be honored once, but Deborah was also named Woman of the Year in 2003.
Over the past eight years, she has been a popular Tea Party speaker – known for blunt honesty, speaking the truth boldly and articulating a common sense approach to current political issues. She served as the Principal Controlling Officer of the “Stop the Rip-Off! campaign committee and was the lead organizer and hostess of The OC DeploraBall: Trump Inaugural Celebration in Orange County.
She’s been a member of the Orange Republican Women Federated since 2003, having served as chairwoman for Local Issues and Educational Issues, as a member of the Scholarship Committee and as 1st Vice President for Programs. She served as Chaplain South for the California Federation of Republican Women in 2004 and 2005.
She’s a summa cum laude graduate of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science. In 2005, Deborah was selected to participate as a Scholar in the Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series, an Executive Training Program of the Republican National Committee. She is also a graduate of the Defense Information School and served active duty in the United States Air Force as a Public Affairs Specialist. She’s handy with an M16.
Ms. Pauly has two gorgeous adult children and a really cute Pomeranian, Sir Winston.