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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 74

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Cottie Petrie-Norris

Small Business Owner
105,699 votes (52.7%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Our Children's Education - In the Assembly, I will support universal preschool; reinvestment in our K-12 public schools and an increased emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs.
  • Our Environment - In the Assembly, I will fight to protect our coastlines; preserve our open spaces; and ensure clean air and water for our communities.
  • Economic Growth - An economy that works for everyone means a workforce that is well trained for good jobs – today and tomorrow. I support strategic investments in job training programs to build a thriving Orange County economy.



Yale Bachelor's Degree, Economics and English (1997)


I’m a business and community leader, a wife and a mother. I care deeply about the future of my children and all of our children – and in the State Assembly, I will work with you to support and protect our community.

I grew up in San Diego County in a hard-working family. My stepfather was a union machinist and my mom was a homemaker who worked various odd jobs to help make ends meet.

I am a proud product of Southern California public schools. Even though I didn’t live in a community with a lot of resources, I went to a good public high school and had some wonderful teachers. They encouraged me to see a bigger world and to envision a bigger future for myself.

Growing up, I set my sights high and I worked hard. I received scholarships, took out student loans and worked part-time jobs in order to attend Yale University, where I double-majored in English and Economics.

After college, I have enjoyed a 20-year career in finance and marketing. I have built businesses and led teams at Fortune 500 corporations, small companies and start-ups. In the business world, I’ve demonstrated my ability to tackle tough problems with strategic vision and pragmatic action. I’ve lived and worked in Washington DC, South Africa, London and – for the past 5 years – back here in Southern California.

I live in Laguna Beach with my family – my husband Colin, our two sons Dylan & Hayden and our rescue dog Flounder.

In my community, I serve on the board of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and the Laguna Beach City Housing and Human Services Committee. I serve as an Assembly District Delegate for the California Democratic Party and am a founding member of the 48th District Action Council.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,288,978

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Democratic Party
Employees of Cress Communications
Democratic Central Committee Of Marin County
Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Mendocino County Democratic Central Committee
Yolo County Democratic Party

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.57%
District of Columbia 1.01%
Virginia 0.34%
Michigan 0.04%
Other 0.04%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.22%)
Small contributions (0.78%)

By Type:

From organizations (85.18%)
From individuals (14.82%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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