IRVINE, CA — On the heels of just yesterday formally announcing her run for State Assembly District 68, a region wholly contained in Orange County, today Irvine City Councilmember Melissa Fox secured a high-powered endorsement from California’s incoming State Treasurer, Fiona Ma.
Significantly, Ma won countywide in Orange County in the November 2018 election in her campaign for State Treasurer. In 2016, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in the 68th Assembly District by nearly 5-points.
In announcing her backing of Fox’s Assembly run, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma released the following statement:
“I’m thrilled to support Melissa for State Assembly. Melissa Fox knows how to build coalitions, find solutions to issues big and small, and get things done. She’ll be fearless and will work tirelessly for neighborhoods across California’s 68th State Assembly District. Given her background and record, I know Melissa will advance common sense policies that protect and strengthen our middle-class economy, protect taxpayers, hold government accountable, while also working to expand opportunity and improve the quality of life for all Californians.”
A career-long attorney, Fox has served on the Irvine Council since 2016 after winning an at-large, citywide election. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Orange County Great Park, and in 2017, was recognized by Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric H. Woolery, earning the “Orange County Taxpayer Watchdog Award.” Previously a Board Member of the Orange County Fire Authority, Fox was also honored by the Child Abuse Protection Network in 2017, securing the, “Hero of Children Award.”
In announcing her campaign for State Assembly District 68 just yesterday, Councilwoman Melissa Fox previously released the following statement:
“With Washington in continuous disarray, it’s more important than ever that we ensure California is a beacon of hope, progress and opportunity for the people of our state. I’m running for State Assembly to bring pragmatic, common sense leadership in Sacramento. That means building safer neighborhoods, growing a strong middle-class economy, protecting clean air and water, along with investing in education, renewable energy, healthcare, smart development, transportation and job-training, while holding government accountable, fighting waste and safeguarding taxpayers. We can do all of this and simultaneously create a more compassionate and inclusive state for the people of California.”
Councilwoman Fox is the Founder and Senior Attorney at The Fox Firm, a civil law firm specializing in business law and public affairs. In addition, she serves as Southern Vice Chair of the Democratic Municipal Officials, California.
Her service on local and regional boards and agencies includes Community Energy Partnership, Library Advisory Board of Orange County Library System, Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee, the San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chair of the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee, and Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust for Affordable Housing