Dixon Wins Endorsement of Preeminent Organization of Republican Grassroots Volunteers Under Age 40
Orange County, California (November 20, 2019) – The Orange County Young Republicans (OCYR) have officially endorsed Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) for the 74th Assembly District. She is challenging freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) for the seat.
“The Orange County Young Republicans admire Diane Dixon’s energy, tenacity, and success in advancing conservative governance, and OCYR is proud to endorse Diane for the 74th Assembly District” said OCYR Vice President Karissa Willette, a resident of the 74th District. “Her career in business and her leadership at City Hall prove that she is the right woman to help lead Orange County into a brighter future. She is an amazing role model for young Republican women, and I will be thrilled to see her as my Assemblywoman.”
“Republicans need to be united to take back the 74th Assembly District, and Diane Dixon is the candidate we need to win and hold this seat. That’s why OCYR joins the Lincoln Club in endorsing Diane for Assembly,” said OCYR Secretary Rob Petrosyan, also a resident of the 74th District. “She will take the fight to the Democrats in Sacramento and get things done for the people of Orange County. As an Irvine resident, I look forward to Diane Dixon replacing Cottie Petrie-Norris as my Assemblywoman.”
“It is an honor to be endorsed by the Orange County Young Republicans,” said Dixon. “As Orange County’s premier organization of young conservatives, OCYR and its members understand that if we want young people to stay in California, then we must stop the never-ending tax hikes, pro-criminal policies, and threats to local control that are coming from Sacramento.”
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 Diane Dixon for Assembly 2020, FPPC ID #1418525.