IRVINE, CA The Lauren Johnson-Norris Campaign today announced she has raised $61,000 for her campaign through the June 30th reporting period, making her the top fundraiser out of all candidates for Irvine City Council and an instant front runner in the race. This is an impressive haul for a city with a contribution limit of $490. Johnson-Norris’ grassroots campaign has received donations from nearly 300 individuals, a nearly unprecedented figure for a local city council race.
“This has been a people-powered campaign from the very beginning,” Johnson-Norris said. “Our message is resonating and our grassroots movement continues to grow. We have received hundreds of small dollar donations and I will not be beholden to anyone except the people of Irvine. My volunteers and I are knocking on doors and talking to voters in their neighborhoods nearly every day. The response has been great. People are ready for a Councilmember who will listen to residents and be focused on enhancing quality of life for Irvine’s many diverse families.”
(editor’s note; she’s taken the maximum allowed by Melissa Fox’s family and a bunch of money from the Strader family for her race)
Johnson-Norris’ fundraising total also represents a historical amount for a non- incumbent candidate who is not self-funding. Her campaign has raised more this cycle so far than any other in recent history, a further testament to the strength of her grassroots campaign.
Lauren Johnson-Norris is an Irvine attorney and small business owner. She currently serves the city as a Community Services Commissioner, where she’s fought for more park space, better transportation options, and additional childcare facilities for working families in Irvine. Her husband, Craig, is a Coast Guard Veteran and entrepreneur, they have twin girls who attend school in Irvine.
Her husband Craig sent a link to my email loaded with ransomware.