Bill Lockyer, who served Californians as their Attorney General, State Treasurer, and President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, announced his support for the re-election campaign of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris today.
In announcing his endorsement, Lockyer released the following statement:
“California needs more leaders like Cottie Petrie-Norris, who aren’t afraid to put in the work, ask hard questions and find long-term solutions to the problems facing our state. Cottie is smart, tough and focused on delivering results for the communities she represents. I’m proud to announce my endorsement of her re-election campaign.”
Bill Lockyer served Californians in the State Legislature for 25 years, first in the State Assembly (1973-1982) and later in the State Senate (1983-1998), culminating in his tenure as the President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate (1994-1998). Lockyer went on to serve as California’s top law enforcement official as Attorney General (1999-2007) and as the state’s Treasurer (2007-2015). Widely regarded as one of California’s leading public policy minds, Lockyer spent more than 40 years working to improve the lives of Californians through public service. Lockyer now works as an attorney advising clients from his firm’s Orange County office.
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.