Linda Lindholm Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly



Linda Lindholm Announces Endorsement of Kelly Ernby for Assembly

Former Orange County Board of Education Trustee Linda Lindholm endorses Kelly Ernby in the race for California’s 74th Assembly District

(Huntington Beach, CA) – Former Orange County Board of Education Trustee, Linda Lindholm, today announced her endorsement of Kelly Ernby in the race for the 74th Assembly District.

“Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby has all of the qualifications and personal aptitude to make a great Assemblywoman. She is the best candidate in the race for the 74th District, and she will fight for Orange County’s interests: lower taxes, enhanced educational outcomes, and an end to wasteful uses of hard-earned taxpayer dollars,” said Linda Lindholm. “Kelly has my full and complete endorsement.”

Lindholm, a long-time resident of Laguna Niguel, was elected to the Orange County Board of Education in June 2014 to represent the fifth district – a district that heavily overlaps with the 74th Assembly District. In 1989, Linda moved with her family to Laguna Niguel where she became actively involved in the community. Linda was first elected to the Laguna Niguel City Council in 1996 and has served four terms as the City’s Mayor.

Lindholm’s endorsement adds to the growing list of prominent supporters of Kelly Ernby for Assembly, joining Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish, former State Board of Equalization Chair Diane Harkey, former Orange County Supervisor & Assemblyman (AD74) Jim Silva, 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 very appreciative of all the support my campaign for Assembly is gaining throughout the district,” said Kelly Ernby. “I am especially thankful for the endorsement of Linda Lindholm, a wonderful example of the power of women’s leadership in Orange County.”

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