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Foley Garners Local Endorsements for State Senate Bid

Mayor Katrina Foley

Four Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Members Endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate District 37

COSTA MESA, CA — Serving as fresh evidence of her local Orange County support as she campaigns for State Senate District 37, today Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley picked up formidable endorsements from four members of the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees, including:

  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ President Lorraine Prinsky
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Vice President Jerry Patterson, also former U.S. Congressman and past Mayor of Santa Ana
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Clerk Jim Moreno
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Member Mary Hornbuckle, also former Costa Mesa Mayor

In a statement released following the announced endorsements, Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ President Lorraine Prinsky remarked:

“Mayor Katrina Foley is the best choice for State Senate. Having served in local government as a School Boardmember, City Councilmember and as Mayor, the depth and breadth of her knowledge of local Orange County issues, combined with her record of problem-solving, is unparalleled in this race.”

Prinsky added, “Moreover, Katrina has always been a strong believer in the importance of supporting and investing in higher education, particularly our local community colleges. As Board President and a retired Professor from Cal State Fullerton, I know how much we need someone with Mayor Foley’s experience and her commitment to improving our education system working on behalf of Orange County in Sacramento. I am proud to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate.”

Since announcing her campaign just last week, Mayor Katrina Foley has racked up the following endorsements:

  • U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda
  • State Senator and Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Connie Leyva
  • State Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris
  • State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens
  • Costa Mesa City Councilmember Arlis Reynolds
  • Costa Mesa City Councilmember Manuel Chavez
  • Costa Mesa City Councilmember Andrea Marr
  • Costa Mesa Mayor Libby Cowan (Ret.)
  • Costa Mesa Mayor Linda Dixon (Ret.)
  • Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Jeff Harlan*
  • Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Carla Navarro Woods *
  • Costa Mesa Parks Commission Chair Liz McNabb*
  • Costa Mesa Parks Commissioner Leah Erhslyo*
  • Huntington Beach City Councilmember Jill Hardy
  • Huntington Beach City Councilmember Kim Carr
  • Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook (Ret.)
  • Huntington Beach City Councilmember Connie Boardman (Ret.)
  • Huntington Beach City Councilmember Joe Shaw (Ret.)
  • Huntington Beach City Mayor Keith Bohr (Ret.)
  • Laguna Beach City Councilmember Sue Kempf
  • Laguna Beach City Councilmember Peter Blake
  • Laguna Beach Mayor Paul Freeman (Ret.)
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ President Lorraine Prinsky
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Vice President Jerry Patterson, also former U.S. Congressman and past Mayor of Santa Ana
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Clerk Jim Moreno
  • Coast Community College District Board of Trustees’ Member Mary Hornbuckle, also former Costa Mesa Mayor

In 2018, Foley ran a successful citywide campaign in Costa Mesa – which represents 10.1% of voters in the 37th Senate District – garnering a substantial 59.5% of the citywide vote. Helping propel her triumph is the fact that for the first time in its 60-year history, Costa Mesa’s voter registration numbers now show more registered Democrats than any other political party within the city. Significantly in 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 6-points in SD-37, winning 50% to 44%, which underscores the ripe opportunity to flip this Senate seat red-to-blue.

Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, working mom and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has been on the Costa Mesa City Council for 10 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees from November 2010 to November 2014.