Congresswoman Katie Porter endorses Andy Thorburn for Orange County Board of Education

Further cementing his support from educators and prominent local elected officials in the race for Orange County Board of Education District 3, former classroom teacher Andy Thorburn received a major endorsement from U.S. Representative Katie Porter.

Congresswoman Katie Porter represents California’s 45th Congressional District, which includes Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Laguna Hills, Villa Park, Orange, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo, in addition to parts of Anaheim, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. The 45th Congressional District includes District 3 of the Orange County Board of Education.

In a statement released following the announced endorsement, U.S. Representative Katie Porter said:

“As a fellow educator and proud Orange County mom with kids that go to our public schools, I endorse Andy Thorburn for the Orange County Board of Education. Andy and I both believe that public education is the bedrock of the American Dream and he will work to invest in our public schools, expand access to early childhood education and vocational training, and hold special interests accountable. I need a partner that will fight with me for Orange County teachers, families, and students, and I know that Andy stands with them.”

Andy Thorburn is a former classroom teacher, workers’ rights advocate and successful businessman who is running to represent the Orange County Board of Education’s 3rd District. He has worked as an educator and entrepreneur, and at each phase in his life, he has prioritized the principle that any organization – a county or a company – gets the best results if it treats its people fairly, with dignity, and holds itself to a standard of excellence.

Thorburn has been married to his wife Karen for 36 years, and they have two children together. Andy and Karen live in Orange County, where they have lived for the past 18 years.

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This article was released by Andy Thorburn for Orange County Board of Education 2020.