Orange County, California (August 5, 2019) – Mayor Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) announced today that Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) has endorsed her bid for the 74th Assembly District seat. Dixon is challenging freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach).
“As the top fundraiser of any Assembly challenger statewide in either party, Diane Dixon stands the best chance of any Republican in California to take back a Democrat-held Assembly seat and reduce the liberal supermajority in Sacramento,” said Senate Republican Leader Grove. “Diane Dixon’s proven conservative record on the City Council will serve the people of Orange County and the people of California well in the State Assembly. I proudly endorse Diane Dixon to take back the 74th Assembly District. I urge all Republicans to unite behind Diane Dixon for Assembly against left-wing Democrat Cottie Petrie-Norris.”
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove. First as an Assemblywoman and then as a Senator, Shannon Grove has been an inspiration to conservative leaders across California,” said Mayor Dixon. “I look forward to serving in the Legislature with Senator Grove to improve public safety, solve the pension crisis, strengthen education, and increase local control.”
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 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 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 Dixon for Assembly 2020, FPPC ID #1418525.