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Orange County Treasurer endorses Mayor Diane Dixon for 74th Assembly District

Mayor Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) announced that Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich, CPA, has endorsed her bid for the 74th Assembly District seat. Dixon is challenging freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach).

“On the City Council, Diane Dixon has a proven track record of defending taxpayers. Diane has not only signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: her record proves she is a fierce opponent of tax increases and bait-and-switch tax schemes,” said Freidenrich, who sits on the $15 billion Orange County Employees Retirement System Board and previously served as the elected City Treasurer of Huntington Beach. “On the City Council, Diane has helped deliver budget surpluses, reduce pension liabilities, and ensured infrastructure projects stay within budget and on schedule. I am proud to endorse Diane Dixon to be our next State Assemblywoman.”

“For too long, Sacramento has been on a spending spree, raising taxes on job-creating businesses and working families in order to fund unnecessary and wasteful spending programs while ignoring growing pension liabilities and crumbling infrastructure,” said Dixon. “I am honored to be endorsed for State Assembly by Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich because she has seen my work on behalf of taxpayers and knows I will bring that experience to the Legislature.”

Diane Dixon spent 40 years in the private sector as a business executive before being elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2014. She is serving her second term as Mayor, and has served as Chair of the Water Quality and Tidelands Committee and member of the Finance Committee for nearly five years, including four years as Chair. During her tenure at City Hall, she has actively engaged city residents, holding over 23 town hall meetings, working closely with local business owners and residents to solve community problems, and initiating numerous neighborhood and community improvement programs.

An active member on several philanthropic community-based boards of directors for nearly four decades, Mayor Dixon has been married for 44 years to career prosecutor Pat Dixon, with whom she has a daughter, a former prosecutor, and three grandchildren.

The 74th Assembly District consists of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, southern Huntington Beach, and most of Irvine.

This article was released by Diane Dixon for Assembly 2020.

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