STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

Elected Officials

Harley Rouda

U.S. Congressmember

"We need Mayor Katrina Foley in the State Senate. In Costa Mesa, Katrina has brought innovative and creative leadership to the city, and she's worked to build consensus around key issues in order to solve problems and get things done. From enhancing public safety and finding smart solutions that address homelessness to advancing policies that protect our environment while also fostering local job growth and expansion of our middle class economy - she's got a proven record of success. I am very proud to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley because we need her experience, effectiveness, and her unmatched work ethic in the State Senate working on behalf of Orange County." 

 

Linda Sanchez

U.S. Congressmember

"Mayor Katrina Foley has dedicated her career to giving back to her community. A working mom, she's balanced owning a small business and serving on the local School Board, City Council and as Mayor. Her experience, relentless energy and commitment to moving Orange County forward is precisely what we need more of in the State Senate. I'm proud to endorse Mayor Foley for Senate because I know she will put working families first - and advance real progress for communities across the 37th District." 

 

Connie Leyva

CA State Senator

"Mayor Katrina Foley is the real deal. She's experienced, has a proven track record of problem-solving, and will work tirelessly on behalf of the people of the 37th Senate District. I'm excited to support her campaign because I know she will work to advance an agenda that lifts up all working families, while investing in education, improving public safety, protecting our environment, making healthcare more accessible and affordable, and growing our middle class economy. She has my full support."

 

Cottie Petrie-Norris

CA Assemblymember

“Mayor Katrina Foley is the leader we need for California's 37th State Senate District. Mayor Foley’s background is expansive, and includes deep experience in law and local government where she has served as a School Board Member, City Councilmember and now as Mayor of Costa Mesa. Katrina is a mom, friend, an ally, and a leader who I know will advance a people first agenda. She has my full and enthusiastic support."

 

Sharon Quirk-Silva

CA Assemblymember

"Mayor Katrina Foley is the most experienced, qualified, and best prepared candidate to represent Senate District 37. I am pleased to give her my enthusiastic endorsement. Katrina has been a leader on the School Board, City Council and as Mayor.  I’ve partnered with her to support sober living home regulatory reforms. We need her tenacity, effectiveness and fierce determination working on behalf of Orange County in the State Senate."

 

John Stephens

Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem

"Mayor Katrina Foley has proven herself as a fierce leader who is singularly focused on problem-solving and delivering results for the people she represents. I know she will build on the success of our local government experience in order to produce even more results for the people of our city as our next State Senator. I'm with Katrina Foley 100%."

 

Debbie Cook

Huntington Beach Mayor (Ret.)

"I am proud to support Mayor Katrina Foley for California State Senate.  I have known Katrina for nearly 20 years and she consistently impresses me with her courage, her ability to deliver results, her forward-thinking vision, and her deep connection with community.  We need experienced, smart, and capable leaders at all levels of government and I can think of no one better suited to represent the 37th District.  I know Katrina will be a bold voice for Orange County and a champion for protecting our unique assets."

 

Paul Freeman

Laguna Beach Mayor (Ret.)

"We need more leaders who will embrace pragmatism, common sense and consensus building in Sacramento. I've just described a few of the reasons why I am pleased to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. She's a leader who knows how to bring people together to find common ground, advance solutions to problems, do more with less and deliver results. I know she'll do the same in the State Senate."

 

Beth Krom

Irvine Mayor (Ret.)

"It's time for fresh ideas and new leadership on behalf of the people of California's 37th State Senate District. I am proudly supporting Mayor Katrina Foley because she has what it takes to create positive and effective change for our district. Whether it's standing up for women, children and families or seniors, she'll be a voice for all of us - and she will bring compassion, inclusivity, smarts and pragmatism to government. Katrina has done that as a local leader and I am fully confident she will do as our next State Senator."

 

Lorraine Prinsky

Coast Community College District Board of Trustees' President

“Mayor Katrina Foley is the best choice for State Senate. Having served in local government as a School Boardmember, City Councilmember and as Mayor, the depth and breadth of her knowledge of local Orange County issues, combined with her record of problem-solving, is unparalleled in this race. Moreover, Katrina has always been a strong believer in the importance of supporting and investing in higher education, particularly our local community colleges. As Board President and a retired Professor from Cal State Fullerton, I know how much we need someone with Mayor Foley’s experience and her commitment to improving our education system working on behalf of Orange County in Sacramento."

 

Arlis Reynolds

Costa Mesa City Councilmember

"With so many major issues impacting our city and state - Costa Mesa needs an experienced and tireless public servant like Mayor Foley as our voice in Sacramento. She will work day and night to get things done for the people of our city and all those across the 37th District. I'm pleased to give Katrina my wholehearted support."

 

Manuel Chavez

Costa Mesa City Councilmember

"No candidate is more qualified or better prepared to lead on behalf of the 37th Senate District than Katrina Foley. She's extraordinarily effective, knows how to build coalitions, find common ground, and get things done. I'm delighted to endorse her for State Senate."

 

Andrea Marr

Costa Mesa City Councilmember

"The people of the 37th District need and deserve a change in Sacramento. Katrina Foley is the change candidate we need. Whether it's working to build an economy that works for all, protecting local jobs, our environment and healthcare, or strengthening public safety and emergency response, I believe Katrina Foley is the best choice for State Senate."

 

Organizations

Fund Her

“Fund Her is proud to stand with Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. In her personal life and professional career, she has advocated for victims of domestic violence, worked to expand access to safe, affordable reproductive health care, championed social justice issues, and worked to combat climate change. Katrina is a leading voice for women’s equality in Orange County, and we know she will work tirelessly to promote equality in the State Senate.”

 

Women In Leadership (WIL) 

“Katrina has been a champion for women her entire career. As a working mom, small business owner, former School Board Member, City Council Member and now as Mayor of Costa Mesa, she has shown the strong work ethic, fearlessness and forward-thinking vision that we need in our next State Senator. We are proud to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate."

 

California State Council of Laborers (LiUNA)

“When it comes to standing up for working people, Mayor Katrina Foley has the ability, commitment, and the proven track record we need in the State Senate. That's why the California State Council of Laborers is proud to endorse her campaign. She's battle-tested, experienced and understands the critical importance of protecting workers' rights, investing in infrastructure and growing our economy through the creation of more good jobs. Katrina is the best choice to represent the 37th Senate district and our members and families are pleased to support her campaign."

 

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324

“Mayor Foley has been a true champion for working families. Throughout her career as a local leader, she has stood up for workers’ rights, fair pay, safer working conditions and social and economic justice. We know that she will be a friend and ally to workers as the 37th District's next State Senator. As Mayor, Katrina has proven herself to be an official who is singularly focused on improving the lives of everyday working people across Orange County -- and she represents precisely the kind of leadership that we need in Sacramento.”

 

Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) Local 1794

"As a former School Board Member, Katrina Foley has demonstrated tremendous leadership when it comes to education policy. As a local parent, she uniquely understands the challenges that local schools face - and on the board she delivered - standing up for students, classroom teachers, school employees and parents. We know she will be a fierce advocate for investments in education to continue improving schools across Orange County and throughout California.”

 

Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

"Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley is the leader we need representing State Senate District 37. As a School Boardmember, Councilmember and Mayor, Katrina has built up a real, tangible record of delivering for working families and the middle class. We know she will be a force for good in Sacramento, fighting for the working women and men across Orange County. We are pleased to endorse her for Senate."

 

Laborers’ Local 652

“Laborers Local 652 is thrilled to endorse Katrina Foley for State Senate, because she has an extensive track record of standing up for working families as a Mayor and Councilmember in Costa Mesa. We know that in Sacramento, Mayor Foley will support a pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda that strives to make California a fairer economy for all and enhance good job growth.  We’re with her 100%, and excited to help in her campaign."

 

Communications Workers Association (CWA) Local 9510

"It's vital that we have more proven leaders in Sacramento who have a real, tangible record of delivering for working women and men. That's why we're thrilled to support Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate District 37. She's fearless, bold and has always been someone who gets things done. We know she will work hard in Sacramento to lift up all working families and grow our state's middle class economy. We are all in for her State Senate campaign."

 

Iron Workers Local 433

"It's vital that we have more proven leaders in Sacramento who have a real, tangible record of delivering for working women and men. That's why we're thrilled to support Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate District 37. She's fearless, bold and has always been someone who gets things done. We know she will work hard in Sacramento to lift up all working families and grow our state's middle class economy. We are all in for her State Senate campaign."

 

United Association (UA) Local 582 Plumbers and Steamfitters

"As Mayor of Costa Mesa, Katrina Foley has never shied away from fighting for what’s right. Whenever there was a question concerning contractors working in Costa Mesa, she answered our calls and got us the answers we needed.  We are excited to back Mayor Foley for the State Senate because she is the right person for the job.  In Sacramento she’ll fight to protect workers and their families, invest in our education system, and be an independent leader who serves her district first and foremost.”  

 

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12

“Katrina Foley has always been a champion for workers’ rights as Mayor of Costa Mesa. We know in Sacramento she’ll continue fighting for fair wages, safer working conditions, and creating more middle class jobs while protecting the good middle class jobs we have. We are proud to endorse Mayor Foley for State Senate."

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 47

“IBEW Local 47 is excited to endorse Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate District 37. As a local leader, Katrina been a force on behalf of working families, fighting to protect workers' rights and advance a pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda that creates jobs and a fair economy.  We look forward to working with her to expand middle-class, union jobs for all.” 

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441

“Throughout her career in public service, Katrina Foley has stood up for working families, which is why we’re confident that she will be a tireless fighter for our members in Sacramento.  Katrina is a smart, passionate, and determined leader who represents the common sense approach we need to enhance economic development and create creative solutions that help uplift working families and expand our middle class. We’re with Mayor Foley 100%, and look forward to helping her get elected.” 

 

Iron Workers Local 416

"The members of Ironworkers Local 416 are backing Katrina Foley for State Senate because we know we can count on her to be a champion for working families. Throughout her career, she's been a leader who has fought for good jobs, protections for collective bargaining, livable wages, local hiring efforts and more. We need Katrina’s drive, policy savvy and working class priorities in Sacramento, and we’re excited to help her campaign.”

 

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