Newport Beach, Calif.—Today Diane Dixon released several new endorsements in her campaign for the 72nd Assembly District further establishing her as front-runner in the newly drawn Assembly District. The new endorsements follow the already announced personal endorsement of Orange County Republican Party Chairman Fred Whitaker.
The newly announced endorsements include:
U.S. Representative Michelle Steel
U.S. Representative Young Kim
Former State Assemblywoman and Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey
Former Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey issued a strong statement in support of Dixon, “I strongly support Diane Dixon for the State Assembly. She has shown herself to be a conservative and thoughtful representative that will not duck the tough votes. She will stand strong with us to preserve property rights, local control and fight to stave off the never-ending tax and fee increases proposed by Sacramento’s tax and spend Democrat majority. We need Diane in Sacramento – she won’t let us down.”
The newly drawn Assembly District is entirely nested in Orange County and includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Newport Beach and Seal Beach.
Diane Dixon is a proven campaigner and is uniquely positioned to take the Assembly District from the Democrats which have represented the coastal cities in recent years. In the overlapping areas of the newly drawn Assembly District, Diane Dixon outperformed Democrat Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris by almost 13% during the 2020 election.
Diane Dixon spent 40 years in the private sector as a business executive before being elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2014. Fiscal responsibility and government transparency have been the hallmarks of her time at City Hall. Diane’s leadership has helped her city deliver budget surpluses, pay down pension liabilities, improve public safety, and complete infrastructure projects on time and within budget.