Fundraising reports filed today with the Secretary of State’s office show that Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris begins her first re-election bid with a significant fundraising advantage over her two declared opponents.
Since the beginning of the year, Petrie-Norris has raised $613,588 compared to Dixon’s total of $207,789, and Ernby’s total of $72,433. Petrie-Norris also leads in the all-important cash on hand category by a margin of more than three-to-one over Dixon and more than ten-to-one over Ernby.
“Our strong fundraising numbers reflect the support our campaign has earned from individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Orange County,” stated Petrie-Norris. “Thanks to donations of all amounts – I am confident we will have the resources to run a sophisticated and effective campaign; one that is focused on the progress we are making on critical issues such as housing and homelessness, climate change, public safety and economic development. I look forward to continuing this momentum as we head toward next fall’s election.”
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 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.