Newport Beach Calif. — Today Diane Dixon announced receiving the endorsement of Pat Bates in her campaign for the newly drawn 72nd Assembly District.
Senator Pat Bates is one of Orange County’s most influential Republican leaders, in addition to serving in the State Senate, where she served as Senate Republican Leader, Senator Bates, served Orange County in the State Assembly and the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
“I support Diane Dixon because, like me, she is dedicated to giving a voice to property owners, taxpayers, small-business owners and the families of Orange County,” said Senator Bates. “It’s refreshing to have someone like Diane willing to stand up to the liberal and progressive policies in control at the Capitol that are running our state into the ground.”
Diane Dixon has been gaining overwhelming momentum in the election for the 72nd Assembly District. She has already announced key endorsements from Republican Party of Orange County Chair Fred Whitaker, U.S. Representative Michelle Steel, and U.S. Representative Young Kim among others.
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.
About Diane Dixon
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.
A regional leader, Diane is the immediate past President of the Association of California Cities-Orange County. Diane has been an active member on several philanthropic community-based boards of directors for nearly four decades, including United Way Orange County, YMCA, and the USC Board of Councilors and Alumni Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science from the University of Southern California. Diane has been married for 46 years to Pat Dixon, a career prosecutor who currently serves as Special Counsel to the Orange County District Attorney. Diane and Pat’s daughter, Colleen, is a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Colleen and her husband, Graves, are the parents of Diane and Pat’s three grandsons.