Larry Agran

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Larry Agran
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Irvine City Council
Former Officeholder
In office
2004 - 2014
1998 - 2000
1984 - 86
1978 - 1982
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember, 4 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Irvine
2000 - 2004
1986 - 1990
1982 - 1984
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
J.D.Harvard University Law School
ProfessionAttorney and Professor
Campaign website
Larry Agran is a former member of the Irvine, California City Council. He was first elected to the council in 1978. His first tenure lasted until 1982, while his second and third tenures lasted respectively from 1984 to 1986 and 1998 to 2000. Agran was reelected to city council for a fourth tenure in 2004 and served until 2014. He also served as Mayor of Irvine on three different occasions: 1982 to 1984, 1986 to 1990 and 2000 to 2004.[1]


Agran earned a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Harvard University Law School. His professional experience includes working as a legal counsel to California State Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Agran highlighted the following issues:[2]

Open space

  • Excerpt: "Open space preserved in perpetuity — as it is in Irvine — can be a powerful safeguard against the encroachment of uncontrolled growth and development. Open Space has inherent value for all of us. It provides balance in our planned community. And it should serve as a reminder of our ethical and environmental responsibilities as well: We are not here to conquer the land — we are here to be wise stewards of the land for the long-term benefit of humanity."

Growth and development

  • Excerpt: "The City Council has ample legal authority to restore our Irvine General Plan and reassert control over growth and development in Irvine. Specifically, a new Mayor and pro-resident City Council should adopt “slow growth” policies, beginning with a moratorium — or “time-out” — on the issuance of building permits for large tracts of new houses and apartment complexes. This moratorium should be followed by adoption of a comprehensive Growth Control Ordinance that sets a specific annual limit on the number of new houses and apartments that can be built, ensuring that schools and infrastructure improvements and all public services are in place in advance of new growth. Our goal should be to fortify our commitment to good planning by controlling growth and development in ways that preserve and even enhance our quality of life in Irvine."



See also: Irvine, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Irvine, California held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014.[3] In the general election, incumbent Jeffrey Lalloway and Lynn Schott defeated Evan Chemers, Melissa Fox and incumbent Larry Agran. All Irvine city council candidates are elected at-large.[4][5]

Irvine City Council, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Lalloway Incumbent 22.8% 16,749
Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Schott 22.9% 16,814
Larry Agran Incumbent 19.6% 14,403
Evan Chemers 12.2% 8,966
Melissa Fox 22.5% 16,539
Total Votes 73,471
Source: Orange County Elections - 2014 General Election Results



In 2014, Agran's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • The Sierra Club
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Irvine Community Views and News

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Political offices
Preceded by
Irvine City Council
2010 – 2014
Succeeded by
Lynn Schott