Orange County, California (February 18, 2020) – Former Assemblyman Travis Allen (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 an executive at a Fortune 300 company, Diane Dixon has the experience badly needed in Sacramento,” said Allen. “Diane Dixon is the only candidate for the 74th Assembly District who will shake up Sacramento, stand up to Gavin Newsom, and fight to take back California. I’m excited to endorse Diane Dixon for State Assembly.”
“I thank Assemblyman Allen for his endorsement, as he is a conservative firebrand businessman who has first-hand experience battling the Sacramento machine,” said Dixon. “I am appreciative of his endorsement because he knows my record as a business executive and taxpayer advocate is needed in the increasingly pro-tax, anti-business State Assembly.”
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), son-in-law, 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.