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Craig R. Young is a skilled and experienced attorney, businessman, and community leader with a law practice that parallels his robust public service.

Craig has counseled and represented both public and private clients buying, selling, leasing, developing, and financing all types of commercial and residential properties. He has successfully closed billions of dollars of investment real estate in sectors including, single/multi-family, industrial, commercial and raw land.

As Chairman of the Board to California’s largest tolling highway system (F/E TCA) and as Mayor of the City of Yorba Linda Craig fought to protect residents’ quality of life, make government operate more efficiently, and increase government transparency. Craig has served in key leadership positions and demonstrated his financial acumen across industries including banking, education, medicine, real estate and transportation. He has also spent much of this time building teams of volunteers and raising millions of privately funded dollars for the universities and hospitals he supports.

Over the last three decades, Craig has served as president of the university’s foundation, president of a financial services firm assisting family businesses, CFO to a hospital foundation, vice president of a national bank, university professor teaching business ethics and negotiation strategies, church board member and a pastor.

Other Info About Craig


Law School

J.D., Western State University College of Law, 1988

Graduate School

Vanguard University of Southern California, graduate studies in Theology

B.S.L., Western State University College of Law, 1986

Undergraduate School

Westmont College, undergraduate studies in Business and Religious Studies

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Mayor of the City of Yorba Linda
  • Advisory Board Member, Marshall Ketchum University, School of Physician Assistants Studies
  • Board Member, OC Vector Control Agency
  • Board Member (three term Chair), Transportation Corridor Agency
  • Vice Chair of the Pension Reform Committee, Association of California Cities/OC
  • Member of Professional Advisory Council, Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Vice Chair, Local Elections Committee Lincoln Club of Orange County and Club Member of the Board
  • Delegate, North Orange County Interjurisdictions Planning Forum for Growth Management
  • Delegate Orange County Council of Governments
  • Delegate, Southern California Association of Governments
  • OC Fire Authority – Board Member (alt)
  • OC GOP – Central Committee Member, Chair of Finance
  • City Representative Member, Four Corners Coalition
  • Member, La Habra Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Citizens Advisory Committee, OC Transportation Authority
  • Member and Board Delegate, Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Association President. Yorba Linda Country Club
  • Elder and Treasurer, Richfield Community Church
  • Advisory Board Member, St. Joseph Hospital Leadership Council
  • President and Advisory Board Member, Vanguard University Foundation
  • Officer and Advisory Board Member, WestMed Health Foundation

Major Publications

Craig is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Craig enjoyed teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as an adjunct professor teaching Business Ethics and Advanced Negotiation Strategies at Vanguard University of Southern California. This was a part-time role in conjunction with his serving as President of the University Foundation. Craig has also been featured at many continuing education forums teaching estate and financial planning strategies for attorneys, CPAs, and the insurance industry.

  • Finance: Council Decision to Invest 50% of Reserves Saves Millions, October 2013
  • Education: AB1266: Don’t call it partisan…don’t you dare. August 2013
  • Entitlements: Choosing Battles: Local Control, State Mandate and Knowing the Difference. August 2013
  • Entitlements: Let’s breathe some CA AIR back into America. July 2013