For Immediate Release
Laguna Niguel, CA – Today, Mayor Laurie Davies officially filed papers to run for the 73rd State Assembly District to replace scandal-ridden incumbent Bill Brough. While Brough has lost nearly all his support in the 73rd Assembly District — Laurie Davies has garnered the support of 25 current or former elected officials and prominent groups, including ATLAS PAC. Davies has more endorsements and support than any other candidate in the race. Laurie Davies has shown the ability to bring together influential Republican leaders and significant financial support all across the district, making her the strongest candidate for the 73rd Assembly District.
Mayor Davies added, “Bill Brough has brought dishonor to the California State Legislature and the Republican Party as a whole. Brough’s actions have caused the public to question his trustworthiness, thereby undermining public trust in the Republican Party and damaging the reputations and opportunities for Republican elected officials and candidates at the federal, state, and local level. He is unfit for office – Brough must go!”
“My integrity and commitment to family values as a conservative leader and trusted public servant stands in stark contrast to the incumbent. I believe that our community deserves better representation than Bill Brough and I humbly ask for their support,” added Davies.
Disgraced incumbent Bill Brough is facing multiple, serious and credible allegations of being a sexual predator who has assaulted and harassed numerous women – and the state is investigating him for illegally spending more than $200,000 in campaign funds for his personal use.
As a result of Brough’s unacceptable behavior, both the Lincoln Club and the Republican Party of Orange County pulled their endorsements from Brough, urging him to retire and not to run for re-election.
Timeline of Bill Brough’s troubled time in office
Small Business owner of 20 years which she still operates today
First elected to the Laguna Niguel City Council in 2012
President, Association of California Cities Orange County, ACC-OC
Board of Directors, Orange County Transportation Authority
Former Board Member, Transportation Corridor Agencies
Former Board Member, Orange County Fire Authority
Former President of the OC Division League of Cities
Laurie’s Top Priorities in Sacramento
Lower all taxes and fees on Californians
Stop Sacramento’s wasteful government spending
Strengthen public safety and repeal laws that allow for the early release of convicted felons
Reduce traffic congestion and prioritize infrastructure spending
Fight corruption and bring transparency and ethics back to Sacramento
About the 73rd
The 73rd State Assembly District covers South Orange County – including the cities and communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Wagon Wheel, and Trabuco.
Laurie’s List of Endorsers (partial)
U.S. Representative Mimi Walters, ret.
State Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, ret.
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, ret.
Mayor John Mark Jennings, City of Laguna Niguel
Councilmember Fred Minagar, City of Laguna Niguel
Councilmember Elaine Gennawey, City of Laguna Niguel
Councilmember Robert Ming, City of Laguna Niguel, ret.
Councilmember Linda Lindholm, City of Laguna Niguel, ret.
Mayor Diane Dixon, City of Newport Beach
Mayor Pro Tem Mike Munzig, City of Aliso Viejo
Councilmember Jamey Federico, City of Dana Point
Councilmember Barbara Krogerman, City of Laguna Hills, ret.
Councilmember Anne Figueroa, City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Councilmember Mike Vaughn, City of Rancho Santa Margarita, ret.
Mayor Christina Shea, City of Irvine
Councilmember John Taylor, City of San Juan Capistrano
Mayor Mike Posey, City of Huntington Beach
Councilmember Barbara Delgleize, City of Huntington Beach
Mayor Chuck Puckett, City of Tustin
Councilmember Scott Voigts, City of Lake Forest
Mayor Tara Campbell, City of Yorba Linda
Mayor Pro Tem Beth Haney, City of Yorba Linda
Councilmember Craig Young, City of Yorba Linda, ret.
Board Member Jim Reardon, Capistrano Unified School District
Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo