About Patrick

Patrick Harper is a partner with the Fountain Valley accounting firm of Harper & Harper, specializing in income taxes for individuals and small business. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in California since 1988.

Patrick has proudly served on the Fountain Valley City Council since 2018 and he is currently serving as the Mayor of Fountain Valley.

The First Four Years…

Expanding Our Reach

In addition to being a Council member, Patrick currently sits on the following boards:

  • Board of Directors, OCTA, district 2 representative (2021 – present)
  • Board of Directors, OC San District, city representative (2018 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Association of California Cities – Orange County (2021 – present)
  • City representative, Santa Ana Flood Protection Agency (2018 – present)

Serving on these other organizations takes additional time and effort, but it has provided an opportunity to give Fountain Valley a wider voice on regional matters, as well as an opportunity to learn best practices from other elected officials and organizations.

Supporting Our Police and Fire

Patrick has been a champion for police and fire to promote public safety in our community. Some of the accomplishments since 2018 were:

  • Police officers fully staffed to budget for first time in many years
  • Body worn cameras implemented for all police – great tool to protect officers and citizens whenever there is an incident
  • Fire department new ambulance program – through the creativity of our fire leadership, we were able to change the ambulance operations and billing procedures to save $600,000 per year and greatly reduce or eliminate the ambulance bill for our residents

Watching Our Budget

As a CPA, Patrick is keenly focused to make sure that our city budget is on track. The city has a 20-year plan which includes to pay off all debt by 2037 and have enough revenue to cover our expenses when our one percent sales tax expires in 2037.

Leadership Through COVID

COVID was an experience like no other, and it required exceptional leadership. Patrick worked tirelessly with other council members and city staff to make sure the city functioned during this crisis. For example:

  • Senior meals distributed at the senior center – drive through service
  • Financial grants for businesses impacted by COVID
  • Remote working procedures set up for city staff
  • City hall and city council meetings remained open to the public but also provided other options for public to participate (zoom)
  • Outdoor dining options for restaurants
Section 2.90.020 of the Fountain Valley municipal code sets limits on the amount that a person or business can donate to a candidate for City Council. Each person or business may donate up to $500 per candidate per election. We appreciate your support and please feel free to email us with any questions, thanks!

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Patrick Harper for Fountain Valley City Council 2022
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Today is purple heart day, a day for Americans to remember and honor the men and women who bravely represented their country and were wounded or killed while serving. I received this email from our Assembly Member Janet Nguyen's office and I would like to share in honor of Purple Heart Day. Thank you to all our military who bravely defend our freedom every day.(From Janet Nguyen)On this day we honor our military personnel who were awarded with the Purple Heart after being wounded or making the ultimate sacrifice defending our great nation. The Purple Heart award is the oldest military award given as a reminder of the bravery our military personnel show. Purple Heart Day holds a great significance in my life. My family fled Vietnam when I was just three years old in search of the freedoms that our nation enjoys because of the sacrifices of these Purple Heart recipients. As a member of a military family, I will always prioritize honoring those who sacrifice everything to protect our rights and freedoms. My father fought in the South Vietnamese Army alongside American GI’s and my brother, a proud U.S. Marine, fought for the freedom of the Iraqi people. I am blessed that neither of them were injured or killed in battle, which gives me an understanding of the gravity of worrying every day for your loved ones that are fighting for our country to return safely home. I have always been a strong advocate for our military. When I served as an Orange County Supervisor in 2013, I led the effort to dedicate the County of Orange as the Purple Heart County. I successfully worked with all 34 cities in Orange County to adopt this resolution as well dedicating every city as a Purple Heart City. The courage of these men and women is a true example of patriotism for all of us. I have always fought on behalf of our Veteran’s and active military members and will continue to do everything I can for them. I want to thank all of our active military members, our Veteran’s and their families and our Purple Heart recipients for your service to our great nation. We thank you and will never forget your service and sacrifice to defend our freedoms. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Patrick Harper for Fountain Valley City Council 2022
Thank you everyone who attended our 2022 kickoff event at Recess Room as well as everyone who couldn't make it but still sent good wishes.It was a great success and we look forward to a successful campaign/election.Special thanks to Viet and Recess Room, and of course my beautiful wife Hang Harper for making it a special occasion!harper4fvcc.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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