Irvine Leaders Endorse Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Irvine City Leaders Endorse Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo joins Mayor Christina Shea in Endorsing Kelly Ernby for State Assembly

(Irvine, CA) – Irvine Mayor Pro Tem, Anthony Kuo, today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly. This announcement comes after Irvine Mayor Christina Shea’s endorsement of Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby.

“I was impressed with both the intellect and initiative of Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby,” said Kuo. “As Mayor Pro Tem of Irvine, the safest city in America, I know Kelly will fight for public safety and crime victims in Sacramento. Her energy is infectious and I’m confident she will serve the 74th Assembly District well.”

Anthony Kuo was elected to the Irvine City Council in 2018, bringing almost eight years of experience as a Planning Commissioner, including four consecutive terms as Chairman. Anthony represents the City of Irvine on the Boards of Directors of the Irvine Barclay Theatre, the Irvine Community Land Trust, and the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. Anthony is the first member of the Irvine City Council to have grown up in Irvine.

“I am proud to have the endorsement and support of the leaders of Irvine, the largest city in the 74th District,” said Kelly Ernby. “Irvine is consistently rated as one of the safest cities in our country. As your Assemblywoman, I will seek to responsibly expand public safety measures in Orange County and beyond to ensure the highest possible standard of living for Southern California citizens.”

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. Over a quarter of the district’s registered voters live in 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. Anthony Kuo’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