Flexibility is a big word for Michele Hall, whether that means teaching yoga or listening to a new perspective on a citywide issue.
Hall, 47, hopes to do more of the latter as a Laguna Beach City Council representative. She plans to run for one of three open council seats this fall.
The former president of the Laguna Beach Republicans has lived in the city most of her life and is no stranger to politics, though she has never held elected public office.
Hall was born in Orange and spent her early years in Texas. Her family moved to Laguna when she was 4, and Hall attended Aliso Elementary and Thurston Middle schools before graduating from Laguna Beach High School in 1985. (Aliso Elementary was closed years ago.)
She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1991, earning a degree in conservation and resource studies with an emphasis in water rights.