Cottie Petrie-Norris was sworn in today for her second term serving California’s 74th Assembly District which includes Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods and parts of Irvine and Huntington Beach.
“It is an honor to be trusted to serve Orange County in the State Assembly during this time of unprecedented challenge for California,” said Petrie-Norris. “In the Assembly, I will continue fighting to combat climate change, support local businesses and save tax dollars. And I will keep working with experts to beat COVID-19 and build back our community, stronger than before.”
This 2021-22 Organizational Session was scheduled as required by the California Constitution. On the recommendation of Sacramento County health officials, session was held at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento to allow for physical distancing. In order to minimize opportunities for COVID-19 exposure, this was an unprecedented swearing-in ceremony with no guests and no in-person celebrations.
“We know that the statewide stay at home order has saved lives, we also know that it has been a tremendous sacrifice for workers, families and small businesses all across our state,” said Petrie-Norris. “While prioritizing re-opening safely, I will tirelessly pursue accountability, ensuring our government is spending Californian’s tax dollars efficiently and effectively. Working with my colleagues, I believe we can build a better future for all Californians.”
During the 2019-2020 Session Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris authored legislation to protect the California Coast from the threat of sea-level rise, keep good paying jobs in California, expand access to healthcare for low income seniors and access to reproductive healthcare for California women. She has secured millions of dollars back to the district for a groundbreaking wildfire prevention and response program, coastal restoration projects and ending veterans homelessness in Orange County.
This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris.