Orange County, California (June 17, 2019) – Assemblyman Steven Choi, Ph.D., (R-Irvine) and Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo (R-Irvine) have endorsed Mayor Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) for the 74th Assembly District seat. She is challenging freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) for the seat.
“Mayor Diane Dixon is a results-oriented leader whose problem-solving approach has served her city well. Orange County needs her leadership in Sacramento to help solve the problems that plague our state,” said Assemblyman Choi, a former Mayor of Irvine and former Irvine School Board member. “I proudly endorse Diane Dixon, and I look forward to serving alongside her representing Orange County in the State Assembly. As an Assemblyman, a former Mayor, and a career educator, I know that we need Diane’s results-oriented leadership on fiscal issues, public safety, and education.”
“As a graduate of our high-quality Irvine public schools who grew up in America’s safest city of our size, I know how important education and public safety are to our citizens. Diane Dixon has a proven track record of delivering results at City Hall and in her business career while keeping citizens engaged,” said Mayor Pro Tem Kuo. “I enthusiastically endorse Diane Dixon to be my State Assemblywoman. We can count on Diane to fight to increase fiscal responsibility, strengthen public safety, and improve our schools.”
Diane Dixon spent 40 years in the private sector as a business executive before being elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2014. She is serving her second term as Mayor, and has served as Chair of the Water Quality and Tidelands Committee and as Chair and member of the Finance Committee for four years. During her tenure at City Hall, she has actively engaged city residents, holding over 23 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, Mayor Dixon has been married for 44 years to career prosecutor Pat Dixon, with whom she has a daughter, a former prosecutor, and three grandchildren.
The 74th Assembly District consists of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, southern Huntington Beach, and most of Irvine.
Paid for by Diane Dixon for Assembly 2020, FPPC ID #1418525.