Costa Mesa, CA – Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley announced her campaign for Orange County Supervisor today. She is running to replace Supervisor Michelle Steel in a special election that is likely to take place in the early spring of 2021.
In announcing her campaign, Foley released the following statement:
“Orange County can’t afford to look backward, and the status quo within county government is no longer good enough. I am running for Supervisor to use facts and science to protect public health, implement commonsense solutions to help local businesses and workers recover, and find new ideas to solve the unprecedented problems we face.
I believe that my experiences – as a local Mayor, Councilmember, School Boardmember, and business owner – make me uniquely qualified to serve on our Board of Supervisors at this critical time. I won’t be afraid to take on the bureaucracy and fight for meaningful change, and I’ve got the energy and work ethic needed to be effective. I am humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign has already received, and I am excited to officially launch my campaign.”
Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, mother, and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has served Costa Mesa as a City Councilmember or Mayor for 14 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees for 4 years.
As Mayor of Costa Mesa, Foley fought for and secured emergency financial assistance and loans for local small businesses struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership helped many businesses, including South Coast Plaza, find creative ways to safely reopen.
Foley is President of The Foley Group, PLC, which is located in Costa Mesa after 20 years in Newport Beach. In 2001 and 2004, she was honored by Women in Leadership and the National Association of Women Business Owners at the annual Remarkable Women Awards event.