Huntington Beach Mayor Endorses Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Huntington Beach Mayor Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Huntington Beach Mayor Erik Peterson endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District

(Huntington Beach, CA) – Huntington Beach Mayor Erik Peterson today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly.

Erik Peterson, a long-time resident of Huntington Beach, was first elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in 2014 on a platform of fiscal responsibility, economic development, improving infrastructure, and protecting taxpayers. He was appointed by his peers on the city council to serve as Mayor in December 2018. Peterson served in the Marine Corps for five years from 1991 to 1996.

“I am proud to endorse Kelly Ernby for Assembly because she is a strong taxpayer advocate and California native,” said Mayor Erik Peterson. “Kelly recognizes the importance of local control because she knows that each city in Orange County faces unique challenges that require local solutions.”

Peterson’s endorsement adds to the growing list of prominent supporters of Kelly Ernby for Assembly, joining Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths, former Newport Beach City Council Member Scott Peotter, Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo, and many other community leaders and former elected officials.

“I am honored to be endorsed by an accomplished leader like Mayor Peterson,” said Ernby. “I am proud to call Huntington Beach home, so I know that Orange County citizens deserve more from their leaders than increased taxes and reckless spending. If elected, I will fight for the interests of Orange County to ensure that our future is not hampered by the suffocating policies Democrats in Sacramento continue to support.”

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