Costa Mesa, CA – Today, the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association announced their endorsement for Mayor Katrina Foley’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor. Foley is seeking election to Orange County’s 2nd Supervisorial District, in an election that will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Todd Baldridge, President of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“We trust Mayor Katrina Foley to keep Orange County neighborhoods safe and to support first responders. Wildfires are getting more dangerous every year, and at the same time our firefighters are on the frontline fighting COVID-19. On the Board of Supervisors, Mayor Foley will fight for the training, resources, and equipment our teams need. She understands the unique challenges we deal with every day, and that’s why we’re proud to support her campaign.”
ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association (OCPFA) represents over 1,000 professional Firefighters serving nearly 1.8 million residents in 23 cities and numerous unincorporated communities throughout Orange County.
ABOUT MAYOR KATRINA FOLEY
Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, mother, wife, 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 12 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.
Foley is a Head Start graduate who obtained her BA in English at UCLA and law degree on a scholarship to Seattle University School of Law, where she was the Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus.
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