In the latest indication of her widespread support from working families in the race for State Assembly District 68, Irvine Councilmember Melissa Fox garnered the influential endorsement of the California Federation of Labor. The CA Labor Federation represents over 1,200 local unions and over 2 million union members.
In a statement released with the announced endorsement, CA Labor Federation Political Director Bryan Blum commented:
“The members of the California Labor Federation are proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly because we know we can count on her to be a champion for working families. Throughout her career, Melissa has fought for working men and women, and for an economy that works for everyone. She has the passion, determination, and policy savvy to get things done in Sacramento for working and middle-class families in Orange County and we’re excited to help her campaign.”
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.
This article was released by Melissa Fox for State Assembly 2020.