a new generation of leadership
MEET COUNCILMAN TRAUT
Connor J. Traut, Esq., was first elected to city council in 2018, by the largest margin of victory in the city's history. In 2020, he became Mayor of Buena Park, youngest in the city's history.
Councilman Traut, born in 1994, comes from a family with deep roots in Buena Park, dating back four generations. He began in local public service as an Eagle Scout having founded a youth civic advisory council. While completing his B.A. in Economics and Political Science at Chapman University, Councilman Traut served as a judge-appointed Orange County Juvenile Justice Commissioner. He then served a four-year term as an elected Trustee for the Centralia School District, including multiple years as school board President and Vice President, while earning his J.D. from Chapman Law School.
Councilman Traut has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Police Officers’ Honorary Association, Cops for Kids, Head Start, and the Arts Council. He additionally served as Board Member of the Community Development Advisory Committee and Chair of the Neighborhood Council. Councilman Traut currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs, Eli Home Shelters for Abused Children, and is co-chair for the Children of Addicts Recovery Program.
Councilman Traut works as an attorney at the Traut Firm, specializing in personal injury matters, and is co-owner of the Port Angeles Lefties baseball team. He previously worked as a mediator and judicial law clerk with the Superior Court of California. Councilman Traut’s father Eric is an attorney and mother Bonnie is an interior designer. He has two sisters, Jaclyn and Morgan. Councilman Traut and his wife Cheyenne, a Buena Park kindergarten teacher and doctoral candidate, reside in their home with their two goldendoodles, Nova and Whitney.
FOR THE PEOPLE
Combat physical and mental impacts from this pandemic.
Enhance public safety partnerships to address root causes of crime.
Re-open safely and respond to new challenges from working at home.
Innovate city services to match changing needs in our community.
Ensure residents raised in our city can afford to remain living here.
Do our part to make our air cleaner, energy greener, and water clearer.
Buena Park City Council Member
Centralia School District Trustee
Centralia School District Trustee (fmr)
Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee
State Senator Bob Archuleta
State Senator Josh Newman
State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
Buena Park Mayor Sunny Park
Buena Park Mayor Pro Tem Art Brown
Buena Park Councilmember Susan Sonne
Buena Park School Board Member Rhodia Shead
Centralia School Board President Art Montez
Centralia School Board Vice President Lamiya Hoque
Centralia School Board Member Luis Flores
Centralia School Board Member Ian Macdonald (ret.)