Costa Mesa, CA – Today, the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties announced its endorsement for Mayor Katrina Foley’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor. Foley is seeking election to Orange County’s 2nd Supervisorial District, in an election that will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Katie Arthur, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“Mayor Katrina Foley is an unwavering advocate for women’s health. She will continue to help ensure women have access to the health care services they need. On the Board of Supervisors, Mayor Foley will fight to protect the essential health services that local communities rely on. Please join us in supporting Mayor Katrina Foley for Supervisor, and make sure you have a plan to vote on or before Tuesday, March 9.”

The Community Action Fund is the political arm of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. It’s an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting and expanding individual rights to reproductive choice and access to family planning.

Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, mother, wife, and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has served Costa Mesa as a City Councilmember or Mayor for 12 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees for 4 years.

As Mayor of Costa Mesa, Foley fought for and secured emergency financial assistance and loans for local small businesses struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership helped many businesses, including South Coast Plaza, find creative ways to safely reopen.

Foley is President of The Foley Group, PLC, which is located in Costa Mesa after 20 years in Newport Beach. In 2001 and 2004, she was honored by Women in Leadership and the National Association of Women Business Owners at the annual Remarkable Women Awards event.

Foley is a Head Start graduate who obtained her BA in English at UCLA and law degree on a scholarship to Seattle University School of Law, where she was the Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus.