Melissa Fox to Launch Campaign for AD-70 on Saturday

MELISSA FOX for California AssemblyI’m pleased to support the campaign of Melissa Fox for AD-70 in California.  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.  Please remember to mark your calendars for her Campaign Kick-Off on June 27.

The Date
June 27, 2009

The Time
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Place
The Clubhouse at Big Canyon Villas
540 Bay Hill Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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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.


· As a small business attorney for 17 years, Melissa knows the problems of business owners – 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.

· 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.

· As a middle class homeowner and businesswoman, Melissa knows the financial burden that California’s unfair tax system – including hidden taxes such as increased vehicle fees, tolls, and college tuition – 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.

· 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 County’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.

· 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.

· 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.

· 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.

· 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.

· 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.

· As the daughter of seniors, and the granddaughter of a wonderful woman who had Alzheimer’s, Melissa knows the special needs – and special gifts – of our senior citizens. As a member of the Assembly, Melissa will fight for seniors, retirees, their families and their communities.


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 – 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.”

— Melissa

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  5 comments for “Melissa Fox to Launch Campaign for AD-70 on Saturday

  1. F. Lee Bailey
    June 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Tax cuts, secure borders, and a supporter of the military. Sounds like a conservative. Or is she just sounding like a conservative to get elected?

  2. Michael Fox
    June 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    First, I should make my bias clear – I’m Melissa’s husband and (of course) her biggest supporter.

    Second, with Melissa, what you see is what you get. She panders to no one, and is always herself.

    Melissa is very much a supporter of tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, secure borders, and our military veterans.

    Melissa believes that far too much of the tax burden in California has been placed on the middle class. She also believes that tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses would provide a much needed stimulus to California’s battered economy.

    She strongly believes that secure borders are necessary for our national security, and also believes that our growing legal immigrant communities are providing Orange County and all of California with tremendous new energy and vitality.

    Melissa is also a strong supporter of our military veterans and their families. Her father is a Korean War combat veteran (and former police officer), and she was raised with a deep respect for the sacrifices that our veterans have made to ensure our freedom.

  3. Don Scott
    June 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

    So, Mr. Fox, is your wife against the democrats current tax raising plan in the legislature?

    Is she against tax increases?

    If she is for cuts in taxes, what government programs would she cut?

    Is she against giving illegal aliens permanent status?

  4. Michael Fox
    June 26, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Don: These are big, and important, questions. Rather than having me speak for her, you can see Melissa’s positions on her Facebook page at A website is coming soon. You can also contact Melissa directly at Thanks.

  5. June 26, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I work as a counselor in a substance abuse treatment facility. Prop. 36, which was passed by 61% of Calif. voters, had a lot of problems & needed to be overhauled – but eliminating it completely is NOT the solution. Please support the “Dime A Drink” fee being supported by Assemblyman Jim Beall and others. AB1019 is a valid idea whose time has come:

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