Brian Goodell for City Council 2016

As your representative, I will apply my business experience, discipline, and hard work to:

  • Maintain Mission Viejo’s strong record of public safety
  • Strengthen Mission Viejo’s business-friendly policies
  • Enhance Mission Viejo’s community facilities

I would be honored to have your vote for
Mission Viejo City Council.

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About Brian Goodell

A native Californian, Brian moved to Mission Viejo at the age of 9 with his parents and sister, Gail. Brian was one of the original members of the world-famous Mission Viejo Nadadores swim team and was the first Olympic gold medalist from Mission Viejo. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Brian broke world records in the 400m and 1500m freestyle swimming events to win two gold medals. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame, the Orange County Sport Hall of Fame, and the Saddleback Valley Unified School District Hall of Fame.

Brian is a member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks, Mission Viejo. He is a former President of the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation. Brian is also active in his church.

Brian and his wife, Vicki, raised their three sons, Brian Lee, Greg, and Scott in Mission Viejo. All five Goodells are alumni of Mission Viejo High School. Brian graduated from UCLA while Vicki graduated from USD. Brian Lee, Greg, and Scott graduated from Cal Poly, UCSD, and Chapman.

Campaign Goals


Create more jobs by expanding our business community.


Find affordable housing solutions for employees, students and seniors.

Enhance community services

Improve facilities and connectedness for our citizens.

Improve public safety

Improve an already stellar public safety record.

Improve energy efficiency

We can save $300K/yr just by replacing metal halide street lamps with LED technology with no up-front investment.


Will work with leaders from neighboring communities to implement regional transportation solutions to reduce traffic and improve circulation.

Marguerite Aquatics Center

I want to ensure that renovation of the Marguerite Aquatics Center is completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Disaster preparedness

I want to strengthen emergency services and disaster preparedness against catastrophic events.