Welty, Ehrenkranz, Greene win seats on Canyon Lake City Council

Dale Welty, Jordan Ehrenkranz, and Larry Greene have been elected to serve on the Canyon Lake City Council.

Newcomer Dale Welty and incumbents Jordan Ehrenkranz and Larry Greene have been elected to serve on the Canyon Lake City Council, according to the official results released by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters.

With 3,321 votes, Welty emerged as the leader. He is a 32-year resident of Canyon Lake and a former two-term POA Board Director. Welty has served on the Lake Lease Litigation Committee, Dredge Committee, Facilities Review Committee, Finance Committee, Activities Committee, Recreation Committee, Youth Action Committee, and Tennis Facility Committee.

Ehrenkranz, Canyon Lake’s current mayor, became a permanent resident of Canyon Lake in 1990. He was first elected to the City Council 12 years ago. He is the only resident to have been appointed mayor four times. Ehrenkranz served on the POA Board for five years, three of them as president, prior to being elected to the City Council.

Ehrenkranz, a two-time Citizen of the Year recipient, is a 17-year member of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as co-chair of the Veterans Day Committee. 

Greene is a 43-year resident of Canyon Lake and has served on the City Council for four years, including one year as mayor. Greene’s career background in fire and safety and public safety is extensive. He spent 31 years as a municipal fire professional, which included positions as division chief of operations and EMS, fire marshal, and assistant fire chief for a large Orange County city. He currently serves as the president of the Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee.

The newly elected council members will be sworn in at the December 7 City Council meeting. A new mayor and mayor pro tem will also be appointed during the meeting.

The election results are as follows:

  • Dale Welty: 3,321
  • Jordan Ehrenkranz: 3,304
  • Larry Greene: 3,023
  • James “Jim” Randle: 2,121
  • Paul Kakis: 1,990
  • Total Votes: 13,759

According to Canyon Lake City Clerk Ana Sauseda, nearly 90 percent of the city’s eligible voters turned out to vote.


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