Assemblyman Phillip Chen Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Assemblyman Phillip Chen Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Republican Assemblyman Phil Chen endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District 

(Huntington Beach, CA) – Assemblyman Phillip Chen (AD-55) today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly.   

Chen was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2016. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a school board trustee for the Walnut Valley Unified School District. Chen represents the 55th State Assembly District, which encompasses portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.

“I enthusiastically endorse Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby because she is an exciting, fresh face with excellent credentials and the work ethic to win back the 74th Assembly District,” said Assemblyman Chen. “Kelly will help us to rebuild the party and elect more Republicans. I am confident that Kelly’s talent as a prosecutor, who also has a decade of experience in the private sector, will serve her well in Sacramento when working with her colleagues.”

Chen’s endorsement adds to the growing list of early supporters of Kelly Ernby for Assembly, joining former Newport Beach City Council Member Scott Peotter, Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, and Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner.

“I am proud to have the endorsement of a pro-business advocate like Assemblyman Chen,” said Ernby. “If elected, I pledge to work to reduce barriers to business, promote relief for California’s hardworking taxpayers, and champion economically sound policies that lower the sky-high cost of living in our state.”

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).

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

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Mike Foster