Katrina Foley is also the first female Democrat ever to sit on the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.
In this photo of a group of current and former Orange County, California, officials, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley can be seen on the far right.
On March 9, 2021, Foley became the first female Democrat to be elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) — Democrats picked up a second seat on the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday when Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley won a special election to replace a Republican supervisor elected to Congress last year.
Republican John Moorlach, a former state senator and Orange County supervisor who was backed by the county’s GOP party, took second in the race with 30.98% of ballots.
Voter turnout in the coastal Second District — where Republicans held a formidable advantage in the number of registered voters — came in at 24.3%, according to county data.
Smoller said the result will “embolden” county Democrats to inject more resources in local races at all levels of government. »