For Immediate Release
March 10, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Katrina Foley on Her Victory in California Special Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Katrina Foley on her victory in the special election for Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 2. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The EMILYs List community is thrilled to congratulate Katrina Foley on her special election victory. We have no doubt that in this position Katrina will continue to be a fierce advocate for Orange County and the health care, education, and environment its residents depend on. During her time as mayor and city councilwoman, Katrina has proven her unwavering commitment to her community and we look forward to seeing how she continues to improve the lives of Orange County families in this new role.”
Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected mayor in November 2018, then reelected in 2020. Katrina also served as mayor in 2016-2017 and has been on the Costa Mesa City Council for 14 years. Previously serving on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees from November 2010 to November 2014, Katrina’s focus is on making local Orange County communities better for families. Katrina is also president of The Foley Group, A Professional Law Corporation currently located in Costa Mesa after 20 years in Newport Beach.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.