Michael Gates Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Michael Gates Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District

(Huntington Beach, CA) – Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly.

“I endorse Kelly Ernby in the race for the 74th Assembly District because she has served the people of Orange County with integrity as a deputy district attorney,” said Michael Gates. “Kelly understands the need to support local governments, improve public safety, and enhance the quality of life for Orange County residents. I enthusiastically support Kelly Ernby for Assembly.”

Michael Gates has served as the City Attorney of Huntington Beach since his election in 2014. Prior to his election, Michael was a partner at a successful law firm in Orange County, serving as a trial attorney. He also clerked two terms with the Orange County District Attorney's Office in both the Felony and Major Frauds units and worked for a federal bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California.

Gates’ endorsement adds to the growing list of prominent supporters of Kelly Ernby for Assembly, joining Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, former State Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths, Huntington Beach Mayor Erik Peterson, Irvine Mayor Christina Shea and many other community leaders and former elected officials.

“As a Huntington Beach resident, I am proud to have the endorsement of both City Attorney Michael Gates and Mayor Erik Peterson,” said Kelly Ernby. “I am committed to ensuring a prosperous future for Southern California families through improving public safety and supporting our law enforcement officers.”

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 https://KellyErnby.com/

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