EMILY’s List, the largest national resource for pro-choice women in politics, has announced that it will be backing California State Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for re-election. Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris recently released fundraising numbers that show a wide lead over her closest opponents.
In announcing their endorsement, Geraldine Prado, Vice President of State & Local Campaigns for EMILY’s List, said:
“Cottie Petrie-Norris knows what it takes to serve the people of California’s 74th Assembly District. She has been committed to reproductive justice, job creation and equal access to education. EMILY’s List is excited to support her reelection campaign.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY’s List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families and turning out women voters to the polls. Women make up 52% of registered voters in Assembly District 74.
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.
This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris.