STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT
“Melissa Fox is the type of fearless, experienced and principled leader we need in Sacramento because she will tirelessly fight for a fair and thriving economy that works for everyone in Orange County. Throughout her career, Melissa has championed the issues that are most important to Orange County families, including fighting for workplace protections and living wages, a green energy future that creates jobs and sustains our environment, and a public education system that ensures that every child has a quality education. I am proud to endorse Melissa Fox for California’s 68th Assembly District because she stands up for the values that will lead our county forward.”
"Melissa Fox has proven herself as an effective local leader. We need her in the State Assembly. From addressing the public health and economic toll of COVID-19, to combating climate change and senseless gun violence, to standing up for working families, I believe Melissa Fox is the best choice for the people of the 68th District. I'm proud to endorse Melissa Fox."
“Melissa Fox is the right choice for California’s 68th Assembly District. As an Irvine Councilmember, Melissa has shown she knows how to bring people together to get things done. Melissa has wide-ranging experience and she will be a passionate and effective advocate in Sacramento for her constituents.
CA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
"Melissa Fox brings immense experience, skill and vision to local government as an Irvine City Councilmember. We need her proven leadership fighting for the people of California's 68th district in the State Assembly. Whether it's serving as a champion for children and working families, tackling climate change, helping small businesses grow, broadening our middle-class economy, making college more affordable, supporting our firefighters or enhancing public safety -- Melissa Fox will deliver. I'm proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly."
CA STATE TREASURER
"I'm thrilled to support Melissa for State Assembly. Melissa Fox knows how to build coalitions, find solutions to issues big and small, and get things done. She'll be fearless and will work tirelessly for neighborhoods across California's 68th State Assembly District. Given her background and record, I know Melissa will advance common sense policies that protect and strengthen our middle-class economy, protect taxpayers, hold government accountable, while also working to expand opportunity and improve the quality of life for all Californians."
CA STATE CONTROLLER
“I am pleased to endorse Melissa Fox for the State Assembly. A proven leader on the Irvine City Council and a recognized taxpayer watchdog, Melissa will continue to deliver for the people she represents --- working to create good jobs, protect the environment, promote economic growth, and enhance public safety. Please join me in supporting Melissa Fox for State Assembly."
CA SECRETARY OF STATE
“I’m pleased to support Melissa Fox for State Assembly. Melissa serves her constituents with a no-nonsense style as a member of the Irvine City Council. We need her leadership in the state legislature as we work to help all Californians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."
CA STATE SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
"I'm pleased to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly because she’s tough, smart and eager to do the necessary work to uplift her community. In the State Assembly, Melissa will push to expand access to affordable healthcare, provide critical relief to working families and small businesses, create good paying jobs, invest in our K-12 schools, and defend our environment. I know she will be an effective partner in the legislature and I look forward to helping her get elected.”
"Working women and men throughout California's 68th State Assembly District need and deserve a champion who will advance a pro-worker, pro-jobs and pro-middle class agenda. Melissa Fox is that champion. As a City Councilmember in Irvine, she's shown tremendous leadership on behalf of working families - supporting policies that help create a strong middle class economy that benefits everyone. I know Melissa will do the same in the State Assembly, and I'm proud to endorse her."
CA STATE SENATOR
CA STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
"Irvine City Councilwoman Melissa Fox has the background, experience and skill-set that's needed to be a successful and effective member of the California State Assembly. I'm pleased to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly. I know she will work hard to tackle the challenges facing our state and serve as a bold voice on behalf of the people of the 68th District."
CA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
"Melissa Fox is a proven and effective leader. We need her in the State Assembly, working to build bridges around key issues, like improving local schools, transportation systems, public safety, while protecting our environment, making college affordable and growing our middle class economy. I know Melissa will be a strong voice for the people of the 68th District and I'm excited to endorse her for State Assembly."
CA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
"Melissa Fox is the real deal. As a local leader, she's been a fierce advocate for the creation of more local, good paying middle class jobs. I know she'll do the same in the State Assembly. From investing in job-training and infrastructure to expanding access to higher education, I am fully confident that Melissa Fox is the best choice to lead the charge in the State Assembly on behalf of the people of the 68th District. I am pleased to give her my wholehearted endorsement."
“Melissa Fox is an experienced leader who will bring the needs and concerns of Orange County families to Sacramento and deliver winning results. She is laser focused on the issues most important to the residents of the 68th District - creating good middle class jobs, providing the best education for our children, enhancing public safety, and advocating for our most vulnerable. I’m proud to endorse Melissa’s campaign for State Assembly.
CA STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER (RET.)
“Melissa Fox will be a tireless fighter for consumers, working families, the middle class as well as our state’s most vulnerable communities. She’s an experienced and proven leader who I know will excel in the State Assembly and who will work hard every day to deliver for the people of the 68th District. I’m proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly.”
John A. Pérez
CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER EMERITUS (RET.)
"As a local leader, working mom, attorney and small business owner, Melissa Fox has led a remarkable career. Her deep experience in local government combined with her proven track record demonstrates that she is highly qualified and uniquely prepared to represent the people of California's 68th State Assembly District. I am fully convinced that Melissa Fox will be an effective member of the State Assembly, working to strengthen our middle class economy, improve schools, make college more accessible, advance equality, protect public safety and combat climate change. I am proud to endorse her.
CA STATE SENATOR (RET.)
“Melissa Fox has demonstrated that she has the skills, the experience, and the expertise needed to be an engaged and effective advocate for the residents of California's 68th Assembly District. In Sacramento, I know Melissa will work tirelessly and deliver on major issues like creating good middle class jobs, protecting and supporting veterans, improving our schools, and enhancing public safety. I’m proud to offer my wholehearted support in Melissa’s campaign for State Assembly.”
Women in leadership (WIL)
"Irvine City Councilwoman Melissa Fox is our choice for State Assembly. As a local leader in Orange County, Melissa has been a vocal proponent of advancing the cause of women's rights and equality for all. She's experienced, has a deep understanding of public policy and will work tirelessly every day on behalf of the people of the 68th District. We are proud to endorse her."
"Throughout her political and professional career, Melissa Fox has been a champion for women’s equality. Fund Her is proud to support Melissa's Assembly campaign because she will work to ensure pay equity, combat domestic violence and sexual abuse and harassment, and provide comprehensive and affordable reproductive healthcare for all women regardless of race, age, or socio-economic status."
CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
“CFT is proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly. Melissa is the advocate for public education that we need in Sacramento to make sure our schools are well funded and to ensure that every student in California receives the high-quality education they deserve. We are confident that Melissa Fox will stand up for our students, teachers, faculty, and classified employees to ensure that our local schools have the resources they need to provide a well-rounded, world-class, and safe learning environment for all students.”
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF
ELECTRICAL WORKERS IBEW LOCAL 441
“The working men and women of IBEW Local 441 are proud to endorse Councilmember Melissa Fox for State Assembly. She has been a staunch ally of working families, supporting the creation of good-paying middle class jobs, infrastructure investments and a strong, thriving middle class economy. We know she will continue this agenda on behalf of working people in the State Assembly.”
Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
“Throughout her career in public service, Melissa Fox has stood up for working families, promoting Project Labor Agreements and enhancing workers rights, which is why we’re confident that she will be a tireless fighter for our members in Sacramento. She has the experience and policy savvy needed to fight to protect critical, good-paying jobs, combat income inequality, advance women's rights, and expand access to affordable healthcare. We’re with Melissa 100%, and look forward to helping her get elected.”
United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW LOCAL 324
“UFCW Local 324 is proud to announce our endorsement of Irvine Councilmember Melissa Fox for State Assembly. She's demonstrated not only a deep understanding of the issues that matter to our members, but also a commitment to addressing them as an elected official. We’re with Melissa 100%, and look forward to helping her get elected.”
Laborers International Union Of North America LOCAL 652
“Time and time again, Melissa Fox has proven herself an ally for working families, whether it’s advocating for more investments in job training programs supporting project labor agreements, local hiring, or prevailing wages. Laborers Local 652 is pleased to support Melissa for State Assembly, because we know she will continue to be a leader on behalf of California’s working families.”
“Throughout her career in public service, Melissa Fox has stood up for working men and women, which is why we’re confident that she will be a strong voice for middle class families in Sacramento. She has the tenacity and policy savvy needed to fight to protect critical, good-paying jobs and ensure that the rights of our members are protected. We’re with Melissa 100%, and look forward to helping her get elected to the State Assembly because we know she will advance a pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda in the legislature."
International Union Of OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 12
“CWA Local 9510 is proud to announce our strong support of Melissa Fox for State Assembly because she represents the bold leadership we need in Sacramento. Through her experience, knowledge, and vision, Melissa will be a dedicated and effective voice fighting to get things done for working families in the 68th District, and we’re excited to help her campaign.”
Communications workers of america LOCAL 9510
Consumer Attorneys of California
“Consumer Attorneys of California proudly endorses Councilmember Melissa Fox for the State Assembly. Throughout her career as an attorney and public servant, Councilmember Fox has demonstrated a commitment to protecting California consumers and ensuring they have access to the civil justice system. We look forward to working with her in the Assembly."
California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
"As a local City Councilmember, attorney, and community advocate, Melissa Fox has been a tireless advocate for women, the right to choose, and gender equity. She is dedicated to closing the gender pay gap, holding sexual abusers and harassers accountable, and providing quality, affordable reproductive healthcare for all. The California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus is thrilled to support a candidate who will endlessly work to advance equality and elevate women in the California State Legislature.”
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) State Council of California
“SEIU California is excited to endorse Melissa Fox’s campaign for Assembly because as a local official in Irvine, she has been a leader on behalf of working families, fighting for good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Melissa’s demonstrated not only a deep understanding of the issues that matter to our members, but also a commitment to addressing them as an elected official. We believe she is the best candidate to flip the seat blue and know she is a serious, pragmatic leader who has the skills and the vision to make fight for more family sustaining jobs. We look forward to helping Melissa get elected.”
Orange County Employees Association
“Melissa Fox has been a dedicated champion for working families. On the Irvine City Council, she has supported local hiring, workers’ rights and protecting city workers that local families and neighborhoods rely on. Her record as a public servant shows that she understands the needs of her community and Orange County families. That is why the members of the Orange County Employees Association are proud to support Melissa Fox’s campaign for State Assembly.”
"As the daughter of a police officer and librarian, Melissa knows the importance of public service and the role an effective government can play in the community. As an Assemblywoman, Melissa will fight for building safer neighborhoods, investing in infrastructure, and holding the government accountable. We are thrilled to endorse her campaign for Assembly District 68."
“California Professional Firefighters is proud to endorse a dedicated public safety advocate like Melissa Fox. On the Irvine City Council, she's fought hard for the men and women who have devoted their lives to protecting our communities. Melissa will protect funding for the resources necessary to keep our local neighborhoods safe and fight for working families in Sacramento. We’re with her 100%.”
California Professional Firefighters
“The men and women of IBEW Local 11 are proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly. Melissa is a strong leader, committed to middle class values and a champion for hard working families. We are confident she will fight tirelessly for family sustaining jobs, better wages, greater workplace protections, and for the values of IBEW.”
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers LOCAL 11
“Working people need and deserve a leader like Melissa Fox in Sacramento. With her unparalleled commitment and passion, we know we will have a fierce fighter in the State Capitol who works to strengthen the middle class and create jobs that enable Orange County families to succeed. We are excited to stand with Melissa in her campaign to represent California’s 68th Assembly District and work with her to ensure a thriving, innovative, and fair economy that is focused on creating the good middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow."
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers LOCAL 220
"The Orange County Labor Federation proudly endorses Melissa Fox for State Assembly. Melissa has been a leader when it comes to fighting for all working families. During her time on the Irvine City Council, Melissa Fox has stood with workers to fight for dignity and respect. We are confident that Melissa will be a tireless fighter for a fairer and more prosperous economy in Sacramento."
ORANGE COUNTY LABOR FEDERATION
"The California Young Democrats are excited to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly. She has the experience, values, and vision needed to help move California forward, and we are confident that she will be a passionate and effective voice for young people in Sacramento. Our organization is proud to support her campaign."
California young DEMOCRATS
“Melissa Fox is the best choice to represent the 68th Assembly District and our members and families are pleased to support her campaign. She's battle-tested, experienced and understands the critical importance of protecting workers' rights, investing in infrastructure and growing our economy through the creation of more good jobs. We are all in for her campaign and look forward to helping her get elected.”
United Steelworkers LOCAL 675
“California’s educators are pleased to support Melissa Fox for Assembly because we know she will fight for students and working families and will be a fierce leader on our state’s education issues in Sacramento. We know she will be a powerful advocate for investments in education to continue improving schools across Orange County and throughout California. In Sacramento, she'll make the 68th Assembly District proud by working to invest more in local classrooms and improve the education of all of California's children."
CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA Nurses ASSOCIATION
“Melissa Fox is a tried and true champion for working families, and the California Nurses Association is pleased to endorse her for State Assembly. Melissa believes that healthcare should be a right - not just a privilege for those who can afford it, and we’re confident that she will work tirelessly to advance Medicare for all Californians, lower the cost of prescription drugs and will ensure that everyone receives the care that they need."
California League of Conservation Voters
“The California League of Conservation Voters is proud to announce our support for Melissa Fox for Assembly because she is a proven champion in the fight to combat climate change and understands the dire need to enhance environmental protection. As the first Chair of the re-established Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee, Melissa has been a local leader on the climate crisis, including advocating for the city of Irvine to adopt a comprehensive Climate Action Plan separate from the General Plan. We’re confident that in Sacramento, we can count on Melissa to tackle the unique environmental challenges facing her district and all of California, including rising sea levels and poor air quality, and fight for a 100% renewable energy future.”
California LABOR FEDERATION
“The members of the California Labor Federation are proud to endorse Melissa Fox for State Assembly because we know we can count on her to be a champion for working families. Throughout her career, Melissa has fought for working men and women, and for an economy that works for everyone. She has the passion, determination, and policy savvy to get things done in Sacramento for working and middle-class families in Orange County and we’re excited to help her campaign.”
BRADY UNITED AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
“We are excited to endorse Melissa Fox for Assembly because she is a strong advocate and ally, united with Brady against gun violence. She has proven to put the safety of our communities first and will stand up to the gun lobby in Sacramento and fight for common-sense gun safety measures. We can count on her to hold bad apple dealers accountable, enforce background checks and close loopholes to ensure we keep dangerous firearms off the street.”
UNITE HERE LOCAL 11
“It's vital that we have more proven leaders in Sacramento who have a real, tangible record of delivering for working women and men. That’s why UNITE HERE Local 11 is thrilled to support Melissa Fox for State Assembly District 68. With her impressive record of supporting workers’ rights on the Irvine City Council, we are confident Melissa will continue to be a fighter for good middle-class jobs and a fair economy for all. We’re with her 100%.”
UDW AFSCME Local 3930
“The members of UDW AFSCME Local 3930 are excited to endorse Melissa Fox for Assembly District 68. On the Irvine City Council, Melissa has proven herself an ally for working families, whether it’s advocating for more investments in job training programs, prevailing wages, or workers protections. We know she will stand in solidarity with our home care workers in Sacramento and fight for an economy that works for everyone, and we’re excited to help her campaign.”
Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)
“Melissa Fox has proven to be a strong leader in Irvine City Council: enhancing public safety, protecting and advancing equality, and being a champion for children and working families. Melissa will fight hard to deliver for Orange County in the State Assembly and our diverse community.”
International union of operating engineers local 501
“The hardworking members of Operating Engineers Local 501 need a champion like Melissa Fox in Sacramento. We know that she will work hard in the Assembly to lift up all working families and grow our state's middle class economy. We are proud to have her back and stand with her in the race to represent District 68 in the State Assembly.”
“The California Bicycle Coalition is delighted to endorse Melissa Fox for California’s 68th Assembly District. Melissa will serve as a voice for California’s cyclists in Sacramento, advocating on behalf of a strong transportation justice movement that enables all people, of all ages, to feel comfortable riding.”
ILWU Southern California District Council (SCDC)
"The International Longshore and Warehouse Southern California District Council is excited to announce our endorsement of Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox’s bid for State Assembly because throughout her career, she’s been a steadfast force on behalf of working people. Melissa has been a bold leader in her community and understands the critical importance of the jobs our members do to keep the local economy moving. We are confident that she will be a great ally in ensuring that our port remains competitive, we protect good middle-class jobs, and our local economy continues to grow and thrive. We are with Melissa 100%."
Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE)
"Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) is honored to endorse Melissa Fox for Assembly. We are grateful to have her leadership in supporting progressive issues in Orange County. We are confident that Melissa will work to ensure a transparent and accountable government and create fiscally responsible solutions for current and future generations. We wholeheartedly endorse her candidacy."