Further solidifying her status as the clear-cut choice for working families, Irvine City Councilwoman Melissa Fox earned the endorsement from two powerful unions in the race to represent California’s 68th Assembly District: the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 220 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11.
In making public their endorsement of Councilwoman Fox, the unions released the following statements:
“Working people need and deserve a leader like Melissa Fox in Sacramento. With her unparalleled commitment and passion, we know we will have a fierce fighter in the State Capitol who works to strengthen the middle class and create jobs that enable Orange County families to succeed. We are excited to stand with Melissa in her campaign to represent California’s 68th Assembly District and work with her to ensure a thriving, innovative, and fair economy that is focused on creating the good middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.”
–Business Manager Brent Beasley, Roofers Local 220
“The men and women of IBEW Local 11 are proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly. Melissa is a strong leader, committed to middle class values and a champion for hard working families. We are confident she will fight tirelessly for family sustaining jobs, better wages, greater workplace protections, and for the values of IBEW.”
–IBEW Local 11, Business Manager Joel Barton
Recently, 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 also serves as a Director of the Orange County Fire Authority and previously served as Vice Chair of the Orange County Great Park. 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, Chair of the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee, and Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust for Affordable Housing.