Clause Parrish Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Claude Parrish Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District

(Huntington Beach, CA) – Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish today announced his endorsement of Kelly Ernby for State Assembly.   

“For too long, California individuals and businesses have suffered from overbearing government regulations and taxes. Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby is the best choice in the race for the 74th Assembly District to take on the over taxing and over regulating Democrats in Sacramento,” said Claude Parrish.

Claude Parrish has served as Assessor of Orange County since his election in 2014. Prior to 2014, Parrish was the Vice-Chairman of the State Board of Equalization, Third Equalization District, where he served approximately eight million residents in Riverside, Orange, San Diego and Imperial counties as well as a portion of Los Angeles County.

Parrish’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, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths, Huntington Beach Mayor Erik Peterson, Irvine Mayor Christina Shea and many other community leaders and former elected officials.

“I am proud to be endorsed by an accomplished taxpayer advocate like Claude Parrish,” said Kelly Ernby. “As your Assemblywoman, I will work to advance taxpayer friendly legislation to give California’s hardworking citizens a much-needed break from decades of oppressive taxes and fees enacted under Democrat rule.”  

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 


Mike Foster