The Huntington Beach Police Officers’ Association is the latest in a series of organizations representing law enforcement officers to call for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’s re-election. The California Association of Highway Patrolmen and the Orange County Employees Association have already thrown their support behind the Assemblywoman’s campaign.
In announcing the endorsement, Yasha Nikitin, President of the Huntington Beach Police Officers’ Association, released the following statement:
“Local police officers know that State Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris will fight for them, the public, and help tackle rising crime. After only her first year In Sacramento, Cottie has proven to be an incredibly effective and articulate advocate for first responders, our local cities and for victims of crime; she is committed to policies that keep Huntington Beach safe. State Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris has been a true partner and advocate for law enforcement and all she serves in the State Assembly, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with her and strongly and enthusiastically endorse her re-election in 2020.”
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.