Mayor Marty Simonoff is currently serving his seventh term on the Brea City Council. He was first elected in November 1996. Mayor Simonoff was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. He has previously served as Mayor in 1999, 2002, 2007, 2015 and 2020.
Mayor Simonoff’s professional experience includes a career in law enforcement. He retired in 1991 as a Police Captain with the City of Huntington Park. Mayor Simonoff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Whittier College, California.
Though Mayor Simonoff is retired from public safety, he has maintained a strong interest in all aspects of public safety. He is beginning his 26th year as a member of the National League of Cities' Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Steering Committee, having served as its chair in 2006. He is also a 25-year member of the State League of California Cities' Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy Committee and Steering Committee, having served two terms as chair. Council Member Simonoff is a past member of the League of California Cities Board of Directors and served on the board from 2004-2010. He is past president of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities. Mayor Simonoff also represents the city regionally on the Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG) and is a Regional Representative on the board for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
A Brea resident since 1981, Mayor Simonoff has an extensive background of community service. He is a member of the Brea Lions Club and also serves on Brea's Country Fair Steering Committee. He has been active in youth sports, serving as a Little League coach, and as a past board member for the Brea Olinda High School Football Booster Club. Additionally, Mayor Simonoff can be found volunteering for non-profit organizations and service clubs that call on him for help.