• Born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank,
   California on February 26, 1967

• B.A. Degree in Criminology and Law,
   University of California, Irvine, 1997 

• Former Child Advocate, Child Abuse
   Services Team, Orangewood Children's
   Home, 1997 

• Former Member, County Council, Green
   Party of Orange County, 1998

• Vice-President, Anaheim Homeowners
   Maintaining Their Environment, 1998

• Candidate, Board of Trustees, Anaheim
   Union High School District, 2000

• Chairman, Social Concerns Committee,
   Unitarian Church of Orange County

• Anaheim resident for more than 31 years

• Community activist and organizer

Shortly after Duane was
recognized by the Anaheim
City Council for participating
in a program with the Police
Department, he became
actively involved with
community groups who
were fighting police
brutality in working-class
latino neighborhoods.

"Since 1997, Roberts has worked to end police brutality and improve living conditions in Anaheim’s impoverished Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood. Neighborhood activist Art Castillo said he initially was wary of the blond-haired, blue-eyed Roberts. But Roberts quickly proved himself through painstaking research into police-brutality cases and planning issues. Castillo said the research forced City Hall to take Jeffrey-Lynne’s residents seriously. 'He showed us he cared for the neighborhood by standing with us at scenes of police brutality. He risked himself for us,' Castillo said."
- Andrew Asch
OC Weekly
Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2000

"Residents have offered testimony alleging that they were told by officers involved ... that the citations they received were in direct retaliation for an incident which occurred earlier in the week where two police motorcycles left unattended in the Jeffrey/Lynne Community were damaged by unknown circumstances. We are deeply concerned about these allegations because they suggest that officers of the Anaheim Police Department are behaving in an unprofessional manner."

- Duane Roberts
From a letter submitted to
the Chief of the Anaheim Police Department regarding an incident in a working-class latino neighborhood where police officers spent several hours harassing residents allegedly in retaliation for someone vandalizing two
police motorcycles
Tuesday, April 7, 1998
On Tuesday, March 5th, remember to vote for 
Duane Roberts, Green Party County Council.