Peter Blake Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Peter Blake Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Laguna Beach City Councilman endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District

(Laguna Beach, CA) – Laguna Beach City Councilman Peter Blake today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly.  

“I am endorsing Kelly for Assembly because my biggest concerns for our community revolve around law and order,” said Peter Blake. “I feel that Kelly will serve us well with her background as a prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney. Kelly Ernby will fight to protect the hard working, law-abiding citizens of Orange County from Sacramento lawmakers' efforts to loosen California's criminal justice standards.”

Peter Blake was first elected to the Laguna Beach City Council in November 2018. Prior to his election to the city council, Peter Blake has served as a pillar of the Laguna Beach art community as the owner of The Peter Blake Gallery.

Blake’s 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 Chair Diane Harkey, Assemblyman Phillip Chen, Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths, Huntington Beach Mayor Erik Peterson, Irvine Mayor Christina Shea and many other community leaders and former elected officials.  

“Peter Blake is an excellent example of the need for fresh faces in California politics,” said Kelly Ernby. “As a political newcomer myself, I am honored to accept his endorsement and support. If elected, I will always keep the needs of Orange County citizens at the forefront of my policy decisions.” 

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).

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Mike Foster