Showcasing her strong support from the LGBTQ+ community in her run for California Assembly District 68, Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox earned a critical endorsement from Equality California. Since 1998, Equality California has advanced the voices and the cause of LGBTQ+ equality, civil rights, and social justice in California. It is the largest statewide LGBTQ+ rights organization in the nation.
In a statement remarking on the endorsement, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur remarked:
“Every year, Equality California supports candidates who will fight for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice in their communities and in Sacramento. We are thrilled to endorse [Melissa Fox] to serve in the California Legislature. Together, we will strengthen the pro-equality supermajorities in Sacramento and continue to make California a beacon of hope for LGBTQ people everywhere.”
Councilwoman Fox reflected on the endorsement by saying:
“I am incredibly honored to have the support of California’s largest LGBTQ rights organization. I’m running for California’s 68th Assembly District to fight for equality and justice for all in our great state, which we can only accomplish if every Californian, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, has a seat at the table. In Sacramento, I will be a bold and dedicated leader on behalf of the LGBTQ community, working to tear down barriers and build a more inclusive California, and I look forward to partnering with Equality California in that effort.”
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.
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This article was released by Melissa Fox for State Assembly 2020.