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."

Christy Smith

CA Assemblymember

"I am excited to support Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate because she has the experience and skills necessary to effectively create impactful change. She's a leader who knows how to bring people together to find common ground and advance pragmatic solutions to complicated problems. I know that in Sacramento, she will build on the success of her local government experience and I’m with Katrina Foley 100%."

 
 

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."

Laura Friedman

CA Assemblymember

“Mayor Katrina Foley is the best choice for State Senate. As a longtime public servant in Costa Mesa, Katrina has a deep understanding of the complex issues affecting women and middle class families and has the background, skills and vision needed to be effective in the job. Mayor Foley’s record of success in local government advocating for climate action and sustainable practices make her the most equipped person for Senate District 37, and I’m excited to endorse her."

 

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

CA Assemblymember

“Mayor Katrina Foley is the best choice for State Senate. As a longtime public servant in Costa Mesa, Katrina has a deep understanding of the complex issues affecting women and middle class families and has the background, skills and vision needed to be effective in the job. Mayor Foley’s record of success in local government advocating for climate action and sustainable practices make her the most equipped person for Senate District 37, and I’m excited to endorse her.”

 

Monique Limon

CA Assemblymember

“I’m pleased to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley’s campaign for State Senate because her background and tenacity make her uniquely qualified to represent the 37th district and hit the ground running in the State Capitol. As an employee rights attorney and the candidate overwhelmingly supported by the labor movement, I know Katrina will do the necessary work to uplift her community and will work tirelessly on behalf of the people of the 37th Senate District.”

 

John Stephens

Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem

"Mayor Katrina Foley has proven herself as a fierce, indefectible 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 Board member, 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."

 

"As a fellow leader in local government, I've seen Mayor Katrina Foley in action.  She works tirelessly for the people she represents. Katrina will work courageously on tough issues - putting Orange County and the people's agenda first.  I support Foley for State Senate."

Tustin City Councilmember

Letitia Clark

 

Organizations

 

California Professional Firefighters

“Katrina Foley is a leader with a record of fighting for working people. In Costa Mesa, Mayor Foley has been a rock-solid ally of firefighters and emergency responders. She led the effort to keep Metro Fire Station 6 and build a new fire station in her city. We’re confident that in Sacramento, Katrina will be a dedicated public safety advocate who will stand up and fight for the men and women that devote their lives to protecting our communities."

Peace Officers Research Association

“The Peace Officers Research Association of California is proud to support Mayor Katrina Foley because of her record of accomplishment when it comes to improving public safety for our communities. We are confident that in the State Senate she will continue to make public safety a top priority."

 

Costa Mesa Police Association

“The Costa Mesa Police Association endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for the California State Senate District 37.  Mayor Foley has proven time and again that improving the safety of our community is her top priority for Costa Mesa. We are confident that she will continue to protect and promote law enforcement, as well as the interests of all city employees and the community they serve."

 

California Young Democrats

“The California Young Democrats is proud to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley who has been a supporter of young people her entire career. We are ready to mobilize Young Democrats from across the state to make sure we gain another champion for the causes we care about like climate action, housing, and affordable public education in the State Senate."

 
 

CA Building and Construction Trades Council

“The State Building Trades is proud to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. She stands in solidarity with the hard working men and women of the Building Trades Unions - fighting for the working class, livable wages, retirement security and affordable healthcare. Mayor Foley will continue to fight for economic and social justice for the working families of Senate District 37 and throughout California.”

 

Orange County Employees Association

“The Orange County Employees Association is proud to endorse Katrina Foley for State Senate. As Mayor of Costa Mesa and throughout her career as a public official, Katrina has fought against privatization, cutting funds for public safety, and attempts to undercut workers’ rights. We are confident that Katrina is the right choice for the working families of District 37 and look forward to supporting her campaign.” 

 

EMILY's List

"As the mother of two boys who are products of Costa Mesa Public Schools, Katrina knows the importance of investing in public education. EMILY's List is excited to endorse her campaign for Senate District 37. She will be a fierce advocate for working families, environmental protection, and job creation for her district."

 

California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus

“Throughout her career in public service, Katrina Foley has been an unyielding champion for women’s empowerment and our right to choose in Orange County. Her unmatched combination of extensive experience in government, coupled with her zeal and experience advocating for victims of sexual harassment and discrimination as an attorney, make her best equipped to advance the cause of women's rights and equality for all. The California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus is excited to support a candidate for State Senate who will work tirelessly to uplift women throughout California and defend their rights.”

 

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 Councilmember 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 Board member, 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.”

 

Teamsters Joint Council 42

“Teamsters Joint Council 42 is proud to endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. As a local mayor and former school board member, Katrina has been a champion on behalf of our members and all working families in her community. She’s fought to improve working conditions, advocate for livable wages and build a strong, middle class economy. Mayor Foley is our choice for State Senate in the 37th District, because we know we can count on her to stand up for working families.”

 

Consumer Attorneys of California

"The Consumer Attorneys of California is pleased to support Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. As a community leader, successful businesswoman, working mom and attorney, Katrina is a tireless advocate for California consumers. Katrina Foley is uniquely qualified to represent Orange County in the California State Senate."

 

UA Local 250 Los Angeles Steamfitters-Refrigeration

"We believe Mayor Katrina Foley is the best choice for State Senate District 37. As a local leader, she's fought for good wages, investments in infrastructure to create jobs and an expanded middle class economy. She's proven herself as a vigorous advocate for working people. We know she will continue to spearhead this same agenda in the Senate, which is why we proudly support her campaign."

 

SMART Sheet Metal Workers

Local 105

“Sheet Metal Workers Local 105 is excited to endorse Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate District 37. As a local Orange County leader, she has proven her tireless commitment to creating more good-paying, sustainable jobs, providing investments in job-training programs, and safeguarding workers' rights. We look forward to working with Katrina Foley in the State Senate to build an economy that works for everyone.”

 

Amalgamated Transit Unit Local 1277

"As a former School Boardmember, City Councilmember and as Mayor, Katrina Foley has been a force for good, always fighting to create good paying jobs, protect workers' rights and strengthen our middle class economy. We know she will do the same on behalf of the people of the 37th District in the State Senate. We are proud to endorse Katrina Foley for State Senate."

 

Orange County Labor Federation

"Throughout her career, Mayor Katrina Foley has stood with workers on the front lines as an employee rights attorney and local elected official. Whether demanding worker protections, combatting efforts to privatize our public workforce, standing in solidarity with workers in picket lines, advocating to raise the statewide minimum wage, or ensuring safeguards for pensions and retirement benefits, Katrina has been a fierce ally of Orange County's working families. We need a fighter like Katrina Foley in the State Senate."

 

ATU California Conference Board

“The ATU California Conference Board is excited to announce our endorsement of Katrina Foley for State Senate, because she has the background, passion, and policy savvy needed to get things done for working families in Sacramento. Katrina is the only candidate for District 37 that has a proven record of fighting for the issues that matter to our members, including protecting good paying jobs and reinforcing the freedom of workers to negotiate for fair wages. We know that in the Senate, she'll be a relentless advocate for working people, and we’re thrilled to endorse her campaign.”

 

Roofers Local 220

“The hardworking people of Roofers Local 220 need a champion like Katrina Foley in Sacramento. With her impressive record of supporting workers’ rights, we are confident Katrina will continue to be a fighter for good middle class jobs and a fair economy for all. We are proud to have her back and stand with her in the race to represent District 37 in the State Senate.” 

 

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501

“Local 501 members deserve a champion in Sacramento who will fight tirelessly for the values of working families. Katrina is a proven leader committed to workers' rights, fair wages, good-paying jobs, and economic prosperity. We’re proud to have her back.”

 

Teamsters Local 952 

“Mayor Katrina Foley has been a long standing ally of working families throughout her career. She has a proven track record of protecting workers' rights, working to create more good middle class jobs, fighting for livable wages, and expanding access to affordable housing. The working men and women who make up the Teamsters Local 952 proudly endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. We look forward to working closely with Katrina to ensure she wins this race.”

 

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

“The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters are excited to endorse Mayor Foley for California State Senate. Mayor Foley is a true champion for working families. Throughout her time as an elected official in Costa Mesa, she has proven herself to be tirelessly focused on improving the lives of everyday working people across Orange County, standing up for workers’ rights, fair pay, and safer working conditions. We’re with her 100%, and excited to help in her campaign."

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