Council Member Stephanie Winstead was appointed to the City Council on May 10, 2023, and will serve as a City Council Member until the results of the November 5, 2024, City Council elections are certified. The administration of oath for Council Member Winstead was held on May 16, 2023, during the Regular City Council Meeting. She will be eligible to run for full term on the City Council in the November 2024 General Election. Currently, Stephanie is Council Liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission, Military Support Committee, and Capistrano Unified School District.
Newly appointed Council Member Winstead has over a decade of experience serving the City of Laguna Niguel. Examples of her service include serving on the City’s Traffic and Transportation Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Military Support Committee, and the Investment, Banking and Audit Committee. Additionally, she has served as the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2019. Professionally, Winstead is an estate planning attorney and is the founder and president of Winstead Law Group, APC located in Laguna Niguel.