The California Professional Firefighters (CPF), California’s largest statewide organization representing career firefighters, announced its support for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ re-election campaign.
In announcing the endorsement, CPF President Brian K. Rice released the following statement :
“Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is a bold and committed advocate for public safety and for firefighters in California, and we need her in the State Assembly. Our 30,000 member firefighters face more dangerous conditions than ever before–fires are getting hotter and more frequent every year. Cottie has worked hard to secure the resources we need to keep Californians safe, including $4.5 million to help the Orange County Fire Authority fight wildfires. We are proud to endorse Cottie’s campaign.”
With a membership of more than 30,000, California Professional Firefighters (CPF) is the largest statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of career firefighters. It is one of the nation’s strongest and most influential public employee organizations. California Professional Firefighters is the officially chartered state council for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 298,000 front line firefighters
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 had eleven bills signed into law, 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 the Petrie-Norris for Assembly 2020.