This election is so important to the City of Irvine, its families and our future.
Before her career in public service, Carrie excelled in academia, graduating with highest-honors and two degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she first answered the call to public service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), helping abused children navigate the court system. It was this early experience working with society’s most vulnerable children that compelled Carrie to choose a career in public policy rather than in the courtroom.
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PUBLIC SERVICE CHAMPION CARRIE O’MALLEY LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR IRVINE CITY COUNCIL
Carrie O’Malley has more than two decades of public service and public policy experience at the federal, state, and local levels. O’Malley was born and raised in Southern California and has been an Irvine homeowner and resident for over twenty-two years. Currently, Carrie serves as District Director and Senior Policy Advisor to a Member of the California State Assembly. Carrie has worked for several elected officials on a number of policy areas, including public safety, transportation, budget, and social services. Recently, Carrie served for nearly four years as Senior Policy Advisor to a Member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors where she was responsible for complex policy analysis on a myriad of issues (focusing on public protection and transportation). Carrie also worked on a number of special projects and complex policy issues while at the County – working on high level projects with County agencies and boards (such as the Orange County Transportation Authority, OC Fire Authority, Health Care Agency, OC Sheriff’s Department, and OC Probation Department).
Prior to working in local government, Carrie served with the California Attorney General’s Office and with the Committee on Governmental Affairs in the United States Senate. After successfully completing her first year at Harvard Law School, Carrie decided to pursue a career in public policy. At the state and local level, she has served as a field representative and legislative analyst for the California State Assembly. Carrie also served as Senior Government Relations Representative at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for many years where she oversaw State government relations and state legislation. O’Malley, is active in her community, currently serving as an elected member (Vice President) on the Board of Directors of her Homeowners Association in Northpark (Irvine), where she is an original homeowner. Carrie also served as an appointed Commissioner (Chair) on the Irvine Transportation Commission. Currently, Carrie is Chair of the Irvine Taxpayers Association as well. In addition, Carrie is a twenty year member of the Junior League of Orange County, where she has held numerous leadership positions. She is currently a Sustaining Member of that organization. Carrie is on the Board of Directors of the Joyful Child Foundation in memory of Samantha Runnion, where she continues to champion public safety for all children. Carrie has also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) both in Boston and in Orange County, helping abused children navigate through the court system. Carrie was educated at Harvard Law School (1L) and at the University of California, Santa Barbara with degrees in Philosophy and Law and Society.
In a Crowded Contest, O’Malley’s Plan to Reduce Traffic and Promote Strong Public Safety Message Stands Out
IRVINE, Calif. – Today, public policy expert and candidate for the Irvine City Council, Carrie O’Malley, has released the following statement:
“Over the last twenty years, I have had the privilege of calling Irvine my home. My husband and I chose to buy our home and raise our children here because public safety, open space, top-notch education and quality of life are tantamount.
It is my love for this city, and my passion for public service, that has led me to run for the Irvine City Council. As a long-time resident, I understand the commitment and vision for the City of Irvine. As your Council Member I am committed to keeping Irvine as one of the safest cities, preserving the Master Plan, enhancing our terrific schools, protecting our open spaces and improving transportation throughout the city.
I would like to thank my volunteers, supporters and campaign staff for your tireless effort these past several months. Together, we will see victory on Election Day and keep Irvine the best place to live and raise family.”
- The Orange County Register
- Irvine City News
- California Women’s Leadership Association PAC (CWLA)
- Orange County Taxpayers Association (OC TAX)
- Orange County Professional Firefighters Association (OCPFA)
- Orange County Business Council (OCBC)
- Hispanic 100 PAC
- Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) – Orange County Chapter
- Assemblyman Steven Choi (former Irvine Mayor and Irvine City Councilman)
- Assemblyman Matthew Harper
- Senator Patricia Bates (former Orange County Supervisor)
- Senator Janet Nguyen (former Orange County Supervisor)
- Senator John Moorlach (former Orange County Supervisor)
- Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett
- Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do
- Mayor Don Wagner, City of Irvine (former Assemblyman)
- Council Member Christina Shea, City of Irvine
- City of Irvine Transportation Commissioner and Chair, Steve Greenberg
- City of Irvine Transportation Commissioner Rose Casey
- City of Irvine Transportation Commissioner Sandy Moody
- City of Irvine Planning Commissioner Greg Smith
- (former Irvine City Council Member)
- City of Irvine Finance Commissioner Russell Stein
- City of Irvine Community Services Commissioner Dick Owens
- City of Irvine Community Services Commissioner Kim Konte
- City of Irvine Community Services Commissioner/Chair Kevin Trussell
- Mayor Al Murray, City of Tustin
- Mayor Ed Sachs, City of Mission Viejo
- Council Member Chuck Puckett, City of Tustin
- Council Member Tara Campbell, City of Yorba Linda
- Council Member Scott Voigts, City of Lake Forest
- Council Member Tim Shaw, City of La Habra
- Council Member Marty Simonoff, City of Brea; and Retired Police Captain
- Councilman Fred Minagar, City of Laguna Niguel
- Council Member Margaret Novak, Ladera Ranch Civic Council; Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Member, OCTA; Alumnae, Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series
- Senator Dick Ackerman (ret.)
- Irvine School Board Member Ira Glasky
- Linda Ackerman, Vice Chair Metropolitan Water District and President of the Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series
- Patricia Wenskunas, Founder and CEO of Crime Survivors, Inc.
- Arianna Barrios, Trustee Rancho Santiago Community College District
- Don Garcia, President Bush appointee and Gubernatorial appointee
- Wendy Garcia, Esq.
- Denis Bilodeau, President, Orange County Water District
- Tim Jemal, President, Board of Trustees, South Orange County Community College District
- Ken Khachigian, Former Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan
Public safety issues like homeless tent cities, sanctuary city and increasing sex crime rates have public safety leaders from across Orange County coalescing behind the one candidate they can count on: Carrie O’Malley for Irvine City Council.
“I have known Carrie O’Malley for many years and her commitment to public safety and child protection has always been at the forefront.”
Mother of Samantha Runnion
“I have worked alongside Carrie O’Malley over the course of many years and have witnessed first-hand her public safety policy expertise and dedication to keeping our communities safe. Carrie has a top-notch public safety policy background and has shown her commitment to crime prevention. Carrie will work tirelessly to ensure that Irvine remains the safest city.”
“The OCPFA is proud to support Carrie O’Malley. Carrie is a strong supporter of public safety and is committed to assisting the integral part we play in keeping our communities safe. We are confident Carrie will fight for the necessary resources we need.”
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