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Melissa Fox earns endorsement from Congressman Lou Correa

In a powerful testament to her growing coalition of support from elected officials, community leaders, and working families, today Irvine City Councilmember Melissa Fox announced an endorsement from U.S. Representative Lou Correa in her campaign for California’s 68th State Assembly District.

Congressman Lou Correa represents California’s 46th District, which includes portions of Assembly District 68 in the cities of Anaheim and Orange. A champion for Orange County families, Congressman Correa stated the following in announcing his endorsement:

“Melissa Fox is an experienced leader who will bring the needs and concerns of Orange County families to Sacramento and deliver winning results. She is laser focused on the issues most important to the residents of the 68th District – creating good middle class jobs, providing the best education for our children, enhancing public safety, and advocating for our most vulnerable. I’m proud to endorse Melissa’s campaign for State Assembly.”

Recently, Fox received critical endorsements from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) State Council of California, the Orange County Employees Association, and the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus.

After the June 30th fundraising deadline, Fox’s campaign announced that she had outraised her opponent, Steven Choi, more than 2:1, with Fox’s campaign bringing in a significant $174,515, while Choi only raised $77,785.

A career-long attorney, Melissa Fox has served on the Irvine Council since 2016 after winning an at-large, citywide election. She has also served as a Board Member of the Orange County Fire Authority and as Vice Chair of the Orange County Great Parl. Melissa has been recognized for her dedication to fiscal responsibility by the Orange County Auditor-Controller with the “Orange County Taxpayer Watchdog Award.” Fox has also been honored for her dedication to children and families by earning the “Hero of Children Award” from the Child Abuse Protection Network.

Councilwoman Fox is the Founder and Senior Attorney at The Fox Firm, a civil law firm specializing in business law and public affairs. In addition, she serves as Southern Vice Chair of the Democratic Municipal Officials, California.

Her service on local and regional boards and agencies includes Community Energy Partnership, Library Advisory Board of Orange County Library System, Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee, the San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chair of the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee, and Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust for Affordable Housing.

This article was released by Melissa Fox for State Assembly 2020.

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