Melissa Fox announces run for Irvine City Council


Melissa Fox

For many in Orange County, this is one of the worst kept secrets in politics but today it’s official.  Melissa Fox is a candidate for Irvine City Council.

As there are two spots open in addition to Mayor, Fox, an Irvine Community Services Commissioner, is taking direct aim at first-term Councilmember Jeff Lalloway.  A lawyer by trade, Fox previously ran against Don Wagner for state assembly in 2010, which was the toughest year for any Democrat running.

Fox is an astute business lawyer.  She’s smart, a great listener, and skilled in community and veteran’s affairs.  She’s the mom of a Beckman High School sophomore and very involved in Irvine’s many community endeavors from high school sports to scouting.  She spoke eloquently in support of the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial at the Great Park along with her father, a decorated Korean War Veteran, at a city council meeting in March.  She’s also a member of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and a strong advocate for local businesses.

What separates Melissa from other Democrats who typically run for Irvine City Council is that she’s a strong enough candidate to run her own show.  She has put together her own team and is racking up endorsements from both sides of the aisle.  While she has the support of Councilmember’s Beth Krom and Larry Agran, she has been independently taking the necessary steps to launch her candidacy for some time.

Fox will be an outstanding addition to the Irvine City Council and one who represents a new wave of OC Democratic candidates.  One who is business savvy, community-oriented, and free from the endless bickering and score-settling of the current council.  She’s also tremendously enthusiastic about Irvine’s future as a world-class city.

It is refreshing to have a new candidate in Irvine with positive vision for the city and she will be an outstanding addition to the Irvine City Council.


A disclaimer: The Fox Firm represents this blog in legal matters and she represents my public relations agency.  Additionally, I had the privilege of writing the first check to her city council race for the maximum $470 last year.

  4 comments for “Melissa Fox announces run for Irvine City Council

  1. Ltpar
    April 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Dan, isn’t what you really mean to say is that King Larry has reviewed the “Future Agranista” playing field and hand picked Melissa Fox. Does this mean that “has been” Sukhee Kang will not be joining the Agranista Slate this year. In the end, it appears we will have to tolerate Beth Krom for two more years since she is in a safe seat, but I strongly suspect that King Larry will be retired once and for all. Keep spinning the facts because being anywhere near the Agranista GAng, Milissa Fox will need all the help she can get.

  2. April 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Pat, Melissa is not a part of the “Agran Machine” as you like to say. She has a strong base of contacts and support from her assembly run. She’s an effective city commissioner and, unlike your horse, Christina Shea, fully supports placing a veteran’s cemetery at the Great Park….

  3. Anyone but Lalloway
    April 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Lalloway is such a mean spirited bully. Go Melissa!

    April 14, 2014 at 12:47 am

    I have have had the pleasure of meeting Melissa during my 2012 election, she was very instrumental in assisting me with one of the current council members.

    Melissa has been very helpful in working through some issues with small business owners in the community needing assistance with their kids in order to be able to play on the Great Park fields. When the current Council failed to provide any assistance when asked to open the fields for the children.

    Ms Melissa Fox is very fair and does not follow party lines, she is an individual that has the best interests of the community as a whole, not just the ones that can afford to “pay for play”.

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