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Diane Dixon issues statement on primary election win in Assembly District 74

74th Assembly District Candidate Kelly Ernby (R-Huntington Beach) has conceded the Republican nomination to Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) in the campaign to challenge freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) for the seat.

“Yesterday, Kelly Ernby announced her concession of the Republican nomination,” said Dixon. “We had a spirited primary election campaign, but it is clear that there are far fewer differences between us than our differences with Cottie Petrie-Norris, who is deeply out of step with Orange County’s values.”

“Fiscal responsibility, public safety, independent contractors’ rights, local control, education, homelessness, health care, military veterans, and government intrusion through regulation are just a few of the areas where incumbent Petrie-Norris does not stand with Orange County residents,” added Dixon. “On these and many other issues, Kelly Ernby and I both reflect Orange County’s principles while Cottie Petrie-Norris reflects the priorities of the Democrats’ special interests.”

Diane Dixon spent 40 years in the private sector as a business executive before being elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2014, twice serving as Mayor. She has served as Chair of the Water Quality and Tidelands Committee and member of the Finance Committee for nearly five years, including four years as Chair. During her tenure at City Hall, she has actively engaged city residents, holding over two dozen town hall meetings, working closely with local business owners and residents to solve community problems, and initiating numerous neighborhood and community improvement programs.

An active member on several philanthropic community-based boards of directors for nearly four decades, Dixon has been married for 44 years to career prosecutor Pat Dixon, with whom she has a daughter (a former prosecutor), son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

This article was released by Diane Dixon for Assembly 2020.