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Englebrecht announces intentions to run against Muldoon

Roy EnglebrechtLong time Newport Beach resident Roy Englebrecht announced Monday, Jan.15 that he will seek the District 4 Newport Beach City Council seat currently held by Kevin Muldoon in the November 2018 election.

“It is pretty simple why I have decided to once again run for Newport Beach City Council in the 2018 election. If we don’t address the current unfunded liabilities and health benefits that is reaching nearly $400 million dollars…. and if we don’t seriously tackle current city pension and health benefits reforms, the City of Newport Beach will be in serious financial trouble in the not so distance future. When the current City Manager of Newport Beach Dave Kiff says in an interview that “the only thing that keeps me awake at night is the city’s unfunded liabilities,” you know we have a problem.

Englebrecht ran for the District 4 seat in the 2014 election and in an unconventional campaign with no fund raising, no advertising, no mailers, and no campaign signs received 2,882 votes, losing to Kevin Muldoon and Tim Brown. 

“I will aggressively compete in 2018,” Englebrecht said.

Englebrecht is one of California’s busiest fight promoters and the promoter of the highly successful Fight Club OC shows held six times a year in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. 

He has lived in Newport Beach for more than 30 years and currently serves on the City’s Park, Beaches and Recreation Commission. He has been married for 47 years to Nancy who was a Realtor in Newport Beach for 30 years. Their two children, Allison and Drew, are both graduates of Corona del Mar High School.