Former Assemblyman Endorses Dixon for His Former Seat
Orange County, California (January 14, 2020) – Former Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) has 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.
“As a mayor and city councilwoman, Diane Dixon has proven to be a great conservative leader for Orange County and for the 74th District. A career businesswoman, she is a true taxpayer advocate who reduced the dock tax and fought for local reforms,” said Harper, who held the seat from 2014 to 2018. “I eagerly endorse Diane Dixon for the 74th Assembly District and look forward to her representing our community as our Assemblywoman.”
“I thank Assemblyman Harper for his endorsement for this seat, as he is a conservative stalwart who has first-hand experience facing Cottie Petrie-Norris,” said Dixon. “As a former Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilman, and School Board Member, Matthew Harper is an institution in Huntington Beach, consistently winning the city by a substantial margin, even in the tough year of 2018.”
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, 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.