Newport Beach, Calif. – – Today Newport Beach Councilwoman Diane Dixon pivoted her campaign to run for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Dixon was previously a candidate for the 74th Assembly District.
“At the strong urging of local community leaders, I am making the decision to seek election to the 2nd District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Although the pivot in direction will be a surprise to some, it makes the most sense with the ever-changing political climate. I strongly believe with my expertise in local government I am ready to serve the community and that is the most important thing to me.
“Next year voters will have a chance to elect their Supervisor for a full term and I intend on proving to the voters that I am the best candidate to represent the Second District.”
Diane announced an impressive list of Orange County community leaders who have endorsed early including:
Federal, Statewide, and County Elected Officials
Laurie Davies, Assemblywoman 73rd District
Don Wagner, Orange County Supervisor District 3
Mimi Walters, Former U.S. Representative
Curt Pringle, Former Assembly Republican Leader
Jim Silva, Former Orange County Supervisor and State Assemblyman
Bill Steiner, former Orange County Supervisor
Local City and Community Leaders
Joe Carchio, Former Huntington Beach City Councilman
Mike Carroll, Irvine City Councilman
Brad Avery, Newport Beach Mayor
Duffy Duffield, Newport Beach City Councilman
Buck Johns, Orange County Business Leader
Ed Laird Jr., Orange County Business Leader
Diane Dixon will be taking on incumbent Supervisor Katrina Foley who was elected to the Board of Supervisors in a low turnout special election where the vote was split among multiple candidates to replace Supervisor Michelle Steel who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2020.