Irvine city leaders support Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

Four leaders of the City of Irvine announced their support for the re-election of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. Irvine City Councilmember Melissa Fox, Councilmember Farrah Khan, former Mayor Sukhee Kang and former Mayor Beth Krom joined together to back the Assemblywoman’s campaign.

“In 2018, voters in Irvine overwhelmingly chose to send Cottie Petrie-Norris to the California State Assembly,” said former Mayor Sukhee Kang in announcing his endorsement. “Over her first year in office, Cottie has fought to properly fund our schools, support small businesses, and protect our neighborhoods. We know that because of Cottie, Irvine has a voice in Sacramento. I am thrilled to support Cottie for State Assembly once again.”

“It’s clear to anyone who has been watching Cottie Petrie-Norris in the State Assembly that she is serious about getting things done for the people she serves,” added Councilmember Melissa Fox. “In big ways and small, Cottie is a responsible steward of our tax dollars and a businesswoman working to make government more efficient. She is committed to ensuring that every Californian has high quality health care, great schools, and a healthy environment. I’m proud to stand with Cottie.”

“Cottie went to the State Assembly with one thing in mind: delivering for her constituents,” Councilmembrer Farrah Khan said. “She ensured that the Governor’s budget included $1.6 million for Irvine Valley College’s music, dance and arts program and additional funding for our firefighters and homeless veterans. Irvine can’t afford not to have Cottie working for us.”

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 Petrie-Norris for Assembly 2020.