The California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS) announced its support for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ re-election to the California State Assembly.
In announcing their endorsement, CAPS President Margarita Gordus released the following statement:
“Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris has a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to getting things done in Sacramento, and frankly we could use more of it. As a businesswoman and a community leader, Cottie brings a results-oriented and data-driven mindset to the serious work of protecting California’s public health, combating climate change, and preserving our state’s natural resources. I urge the voters to keep her in the Assembly working for them.”
CAPS was formed in 1984 by State Scientists for State Scientists, and advocates for and represents scientific civil servants who protect public health, the environment, and California’s natural resources. CAPS is committed to helping individual scientists fulfill their needs as professionals — men and women with roles in the world community of science and with occupational responsibilities as well. CAPS members are pledged to pursuing professional courses of action determined without regard to political influences.
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 had eleven bills signed into law, 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.
This article was released by Petrie-Norris for Assembly 2020.
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