On April 13, the Orange City Council appointed longtime resident Kathy Tavoularis to fill the vacant Council seat for District 3.Ms. Tavoularis is a 40-year resident of Orange, a graduate of the Orange Unified School District, holds a B.A. in Political Science from the California State University, Long Beach, and has an extensive background in government and public affairs. She is a small business owner in Orange, and the youngest child of immigrant small business owners. Her older brother, Peter Tavoularis, who unexpectedly passed away in October, was a teacher and coach at Orange High School for eighteen years, where his students affectionately knew him as “Coach T”. Her sister is an attorney for the County of Orange. Ms. Tavoularis is a supporter of causes related to American patriotism and history, and her own Greek heritage.Per State Government Code, the City Council had the choice to either appoint a resident of the 3rd District to fill the vacant seat, or to call a special district election for November, 2021. With the appointment of Ms. Tavoularis, the District 3 seat will be up for election in the General Municipal Election on November 8, 2022.