Orange County Employees Association stands behind Cottie Petrie-Norris

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) announced their support for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ re-election campaign.

In announcing their endorsement, OCEA General Manager Charles Barfield released the following statement:

“Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris has proven to be a responsive, accessible and effective advocate for Orange County residents. Cottie understands the importance of building coalitions in order to get things done, and she is committed to fighting for policies that improve public schools, keep neighborhoods safe, and empower working families. The Orange County Employees Association is proud to stand with Cottie Petrie-Norris.”

Founded in 1937, the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) is the largest public sector union in Orange County, representing about 18,000 workers. OCEA members include public health nurses, law enforcement officials, food inspectors, and other public workers who keep Orange County residents safe and healthy.

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 Petrie-Norris for Assembly 2020.

1 Comment

  1. Yes, please let’s support Petrie-Norris and keep Socialism alive in Orange County!

    Have you noticed how many of the Radical Socialist Democrats are highlighting UNION support?

    The Wall Street Journal posted an interesting article about how union LEADERS are supporting Democrats, but know their union MEMBERS plan to vote Republican.

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