Tom Tait

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Tom Tait
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45th Mayor of Anaheim
In office
December 8, 2010 – December 4, 2018
Preceded byCurt Pringle
Succeeded byHarry Sidhu
Member of the Anaheim City Council
In office
February 7, 1995 – December 7, 2004
Preceded byTom Daly
Succeeded byHarry Sidhu
Personal details
Born (1958-10-18) October 18, 1958 (age 62)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Wyoming (BS)
Vanderbilt University (JD/MBA)

Tom Tait (born October 18, 1958) is an American politician and businessman who was the 45th mayor of Anaheim, California from 2010 to 2018. He previously served on the Anaheim City Council beginning in 1995 to 2004 and served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2002 to 2003.

Tait was born in California and attended the University of Wyoming where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to earn a master's degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University with a Finance concentration, followed by a receiving a Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt in 1985. Tait is a member of the California State Bar, and is president of Tait & Associates, Inc. as well as Tait Environmental Services. Tait and his wife, Julie, have four children and the pair has resided in Anaheim for 22 years.[1][2] Tait was a member of Toastmasters.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

City Council[edit]


2010 Anaheim mayoral election[4]
Candidate Votes %
Tom Tait 33,340 54.4
Shirley McCracken 19,668 32.1
Denis Fitzgerald 8,229 13.4
2014 Anaheim mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Tom Tait 24,116 53.4
Lori Galloway 9,235 20.4
Licille Kring 8,757 19.4
Denis Fitzgerald 3,090 6.8


  1. ^ "City of Anaheim - Mayor Tom Tait". 2011-02-17. Archived from the original on 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. ^ "Biography –". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  3. ^ "A Penchant for Public Service". The Toastmaster: 18. August 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Election Results Archives". Orange County. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Orange County 2014 General Election November 4, 2014 Official Results for Election". Orange County. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Curt Pringle
Mayor of Anaheim
Succeeded by
Harry Sidhu