Name: Jennifer McGrath
Birthplace: Fremont, Calif.
How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? Except for the time spent away for my education, I have lived in Huntington Beach for 28 years.
Occupation: city attorney, city of Huntington Beach
Education: bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA (1990), juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law (1995)
Previously elected or appointed positions: I have served as the elected city attorney since 2002.
Community organizations you belong to: Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach, Soroptomist International of Huntington Beach
What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now?
The single biggest issue facing Huntington Beach is the budget. With uncertain economic times on a local, state and federal level, the City Council will have to make some difficult decisions on how to maintain or improve the current service levels expected by the community with less resources.
What is one decision in the last year that the city attorney got right and why would you have supported it?