Orange County Professional Firefighters Endorse Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council

Assembly candidate Melissa Fox checks out the silent auction (c)2009,

Assembly candidate Melissa Fox checks out the silent auction (c)2009,

Orange County Professional Firefighters Endorse Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council

Irvine, CA      The Orange County Professional Firefighters Local 3631 today announced an early endorsement for Irvine City Council Candidate Melissa Fox. This crucial endorsement gives the Fox campaign tremendous momentum heading into the summer. 

“As a native to Orange County, Melissa Fox believes that we all have a responsibility to the place where we live and work. She has a strong commitment to making Irvine a safer place,” said Scott Sanzaro, Government Affairs Director for Orange County Professional Firefighters Local 3631. “As firefighters, we are proud to stand with Melissa. We know she will be an advocate for public safety and first responders.” 

“I’m so pleased to announce this support,” Fox responded. “Our brave firefighters put themselves on the line everyday to ensure the safety of their community. I am proud to stand with them in my campaign for City Council.” 

Melissa Fox is an Irvine Community Services Commissioner, attorney, and small business owner in Irvine. To learn more about her campaign visit




  8 comments for “Orange County Professional Firefighters Endorse Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council

  1. Ltpar
    June 13, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    After Jeff Lalloway being on the Fire Authority Board for a number of years with his Anti-Union attitude, I suppose almost any candidate would look good to the Firefighters. With Democrats being bread and butter people on pay and benefits. Melissa might look good to both Fire and Police. She should work the Police Association the same way. They are sick and tired of Lalloway and his “bully boy” attitude. Even thought Lalloway and his clone Lynn Schott are not up this election, who knows what the sentiment might be. Even with the Fire support, Melissa is going to have an uphill battle to shed the Larry Agran, Beth Krom jacket she currently wears. Should be an interesting election and with the backlash against incumbents newcomers might do well.

  2. June 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Pat — enjoy Colorado! Melissa has no Agran connection and she is a commissioner to Beth Krom who would crush your pal Christina Shea in a head to head election any day of the week.

    • Ltpar
      June 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Beth Krom crush Christina Shea, you have to be kidding. Dan it is nice you are still having those fantasies. We all need one I suppose? Christina is by far the most popular member of the existing Council and will be easily elected. It now looks like Steven is back in the Assembly race, so if Don Wagner runs for Mayor, that will lock down another conservative seat. The only toss up that I see is between Anthony Kuo and Melissa Fox. Am pulling for Anthony which would give your nemesis Christina Shea a majority on the new Council and keep Lalloway and Schott in check. Should be an interesting race and I am happy I will not be the “sign guy” this year.

      • June 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm

        Except Wagner really doesn’t want to run AND Gang Chen will suck up a lot of Chinese American votes. Irvine has a more than 1,000 Democratic registration advantage over Republicans Pat. And in a battle of wits between Krom and Shea, it’s not a fair fight. Beth would wipe the floor with Christina (which allows Shea to play a victim again)

  3. RHackett
    June 13, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Didn’t the firefighters support Lalloway in 2014? I think so. And it causes some issue when union hater Jon Fleischman asked them to contribute to an IE on Jeff’s behalf.


    • Ltpar
      June 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Lalloway paid his dues and voted for the Firefighters Contract last year, Why Steven Choi put him on the Fire Authority Board is beyond me and I guess it was before Lalloway turned on Choi like the “bully boy” he is. With the unions, it is always a quid pro quo and that’s how the system works. If Lalloway were up for reelection this year, the Fire Union, but not the Police Union would likely be endorsing him. The Cops hate Lalloway because of his attitude toward them and his refusal to vote on their contract. The interesting part will be to see which other Council candidates the Fire guys endorse?

      • RHackett
        June 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm

        Is a quid pro quo a bad thing? Did you benefit or not benefit from the union’s political activity?

  4. junior
    June 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    FWIW – I’ve met Melissa and she is very nice.

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