I’m pleased to support the campaign of Melissa Fox for AD-70 in California.Â It will be a pleasure to have an assembly member from Orange County who cares about public education and knows Orange County continues to get the short end of the stick when it comes to education dollars.Â Please remember to mark your calendars forÂ her Campaign Kick-Off on June 27.
June 27, 2009
6:30 pm â€“ 8:00 pm
The Clubhouse at Big Canyon Villas
540 Bay Hill Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MEET MELISSA FOX
Melissa is a smart, hard-working and passionate advocate for families, the middle class, small businesses, schools, jobs and economic growth. She is an Orange County native, a small business attorney, a wife and mother, and a dedicated community leader.
Melissa was born in Garden Grove and raised in Westminster. Her mother was a registered nurse and a librarian and her father was a police officer and later a compliance officer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is also a Korean War combat veteran.
Melissa attended the Hebrew Academy, where she graduated as valedictorian, and then went to Brandeis University and Tulane University Law School.
After law school, she returned to Orange County, where for the last 17 years she has specialized in providing legal counsel to small businesses. Melissa lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Michael, and their 10 year-old son, Max.
MELISSA IS A FIGHTER FOR OUR SCHOOLS, FAMILIES, SENIORS, JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Â· As a small business attorney for 17 years, Melissa knows the problems of business owners â€“ problems that have been intensified by the current economic crisis. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight to reignite our Southern California economy and protect and grow the jobs we need.
Â· As a mother with a child in a public school, Melissa knows the devastating impact of the budget crisis on our children and our schools. For Melissa, the most important investment we can make is in our children’s education because investing in education ensures a stronger economic future for all of us. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for our students and dedicated teachers, making sure that our schools — from elementary schools to UCI — are the very last thing to be cut in a budget crisis, not the first.
Â· As a middle class homeowner and businesswoman, Melissa knows the financial burden that Californiaâ€™s unfair tax system â€“ including hidden taxes such as increased vehicle fees, tolls, and college tuition â€“ imposes on middle class families and small businesses. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for tax fairness, making sure that our economy is stimulated by tax cuts for small businesses and the middle class.
Â· As a volunteer Ranger with the Orange County Parks Department who trained with the Orange County Sheriff and Fire Departments, Melissa knows the incredible commitment and dedication to duty of Orange Countyâ€™s public safety officers. She is just as dedicated to fighting for those who protect us. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for our sheriffs, firefighters, and public safety officers.
Â· As a camper, hiker, and advocate for green jobs and new sources of energy, Melissa knows the need for responsible stewardship of our land, water and air — not only for all the recreational opportunities we enjoy, but also for our economic well-being. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for local green jobs, the development of new cleaner sources of energy, and responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
Â· As the great-granddaughter of immigrants, Melissa knows the contribution that immigrants from all over the world have made to America and Orange County. She believes that one of the greatest strengths of our district is its diversity. Melissa also knows that it is essential to our public safety and national security that our borders be secure. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for secure borders, responsible, legal immigration, and for the needs of our immigrant communities.
Â· As a working mom, Melissa knows the pressures of raising a family, especially in a hard-hit economy. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for children and families.
Â· As the wife of a college teacher who received his Ph.D from UC Irvine, Melissa knows the crucial role of UCI and our community colleges in creating economic mobility, jobs, and a brighter future for California. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for UC Irvine and our community colleges.
Â· As the daughter of a combat veteran, Melissa knows the tremendous value of veterans’ service, their core principles of honor, courage, and commitment, and their needs after returning from deployment. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for our veterans.
Â· As the daughter of seniors, and the granddaughter of a wonderful woman who had Alzheimerâ€™s, Melissa knows the special needs â€“ and special gifts â€“ of our senior citizens. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for seniors, retirees, their families and their communities.
MELISSA IS A FIGHTER FOR REAL SOLUTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE
Melissa will bring to government a much needed breath of fresh air, new ideas, truth and openness — and will fight for real solutions with a passionate commitment to California’s future.
“I know that there is a difficult road ahead — and I also know that together we can bring real change and real solutions to California. The other side has an enormous advantage in money and entrenched politicians. But we have the most powerful force in America â€“ people who are united and committed to change. It is time to fight for our schools, families, seniors, jobs and real economic growth. It is time for real change and real solutions for California.”
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