Don Wagner Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly

Supervisor Don Wagner endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District 

(Irvine, CA) – Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly.

“Protecting crime victims and preventing crime are priorities for me as a father of a prosecutor, current County Supervisor,  and a former Mayor of Irvine, America’s safest city,” said Supervisor Wagner. “I witnessed firsthand during my service in the State Assembly how Sacramento is whittling away at public safety. I endorse Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby because she will not only have the will to stand up for crime victims and public safety, but she also knows how to persuade her colleagues to do the same."

Don Wagner has served the Orange County community for two decades as an attorney, legislator, and community leader. Don has previously served as the Mayor of Irvine and as legislator in Assembly District 68. Don was recently elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in a special election to fill a seat vacated by Todd Spitzer’s election as Orange County District Attorney.


“I am honored to have the endorsement and support of Supervisor Wagner,” said Kelly Ernby. “If elected, I pledge to bring strong leadership to Sacramento through advocating for strong public safety measures and enhanced government accountability.” 

Kelly Ernby is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with over 16 years of legal experience, including more than seven as a local prosecutor. As a deputy district attorney, Ernby has litigated some of the most serious and complex cases in the areas of the environment, consumer protection, labor violations, and fraud. Ernby is a California native, the daughter of two enlisted members of the U.S. Navy and the sister to a Marine. Ernby now resides in Huntington Beach with her husband.  

The 74th district encompasses the beach towns of Huntington, Newport, and Laguna as well as Costa Mesa, Laguna Woods, and Irvine. Republicans have a 4% voter registration advantage in the district (35% Rep, 31% Dem, 30% NPP). 

Momentum continues to grow behind Kelly Ernby’s campaign for the 74th Assembly District. Supervisor Wagner’s endorsement add to the growing list of early supporters for Kelly Ernby for Assembly.

To learn more about Kelly and her campaign for State Assembly, visit

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Mike Foster