|Irvine, CA – Five Costa Mesa city leaders have united to announce their support for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ re-election campaign to California’s 74th Assembly District. The City Council super-majority supporting Assemblymember Petrie-Norris includes Mayor Katrina Foley, Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens, Council Member Manuel Chavez, Council Member Andrea Marr, and Council Member Arlis Reynolds.|
“Cottie Petrie-Norris is the type of legislator our district needed for so long,” Mayor Foley said in announcing her endorsement. “She keeps an open door to her district’s residents and an open mind on local issues. Cottie and her team work hard to serve Costa Mesa, and to protect the neighborhoods that make our city such a great place to live. In 16 years of local office I’ve never seen such good representation. I am proud to stand with leaders throughout Costa Mesa in supporting Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris.”
“There’s no doubt: Cottie is getting it done for Costa Mesa,” added Council Member Manuel Chavez. “Cottie has fought to get more funding for local firefighters and to eliminate Veteran homelessness in Orange County. She also made sure that the state budget included $1 million to build a children’s playground and community stage in Lions Park. We have a fighter for Costa Mesa in Cottie Petrie-Norris, and I am proud to announce my full support of her re-election campaign.”
Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley previously served on Costa Mesa’s City Council for 10 years (2004-2010; 2014-2018), served on the Newport Mesa USD Board of Trustees (2010-2014), served as Mayor (2016-2017), and was most recently elected to her current position in 2018. Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens was elected to the Council in 2014, having previously served on Costa Mesa’s Pension Oversight Committee. Arlis Reynolds was elected to represent Costa Mesa’s 5th Council District in 2018 after having previously served as the Vice Chair of Costa Mesa’s Parks and Recreation Commission. Manuel Chavez was elected to represent Costa Mesa’s 4th Council District in 2018. Andrea Marr served on Costa Mesa’s Cultural Art Committee and Bikeway and Walkability Committee before she was elected to represent Costa Mesa’s 3rd Council District in 2018. All of Costa Mesa’s 113,825 residents are represented by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris in the California State Assembly.
Cottie Petrie-Norris was elected to represent California’s 74th Assembly District in 2018. Over the course of her first year in office, she has introduced more than a dozen bills, including important legislation to combat sea-level rise, improve services for veterans, expand access to birth control and save small business owners money. As part of the 2019-2020 State Budget, Petrie-Norris secured $4.5 million to help the Orange County Fire Authority’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance project to protect Southern California from wildfires and $2.9 million to end Veteran homelessness in Orange County.
Petrie-Norris serves as Chair of the Assembly’s Accountability and Administrative Review Committee and as Chair of the Select Committee on Student Debt. She also serves on the Assembly’s committees for Appropriations, Judiciary, Revenue and Taxation and Veterans Affairs.
After working her way through Yale University, where she double majored in Economics and English, Cottie Petrie-Norris had a successful 20-year career in finance and technology. She helped to build businesses and led teams at Fortune 500 corporations, small companies and start-ups.
Petrie-Norris lives in Laguna Beach with her husband, Colin, their two sons, Dylan and Hayden, and their rescue dog, Flounder.
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