September 18, 2020 – Irvine, CA – The Crime Survivors PAC announced its endorsement of public policy leader Carrie O’Malley for Irvine City Council.
“An honest, benevolent, and bright individual like Carrie O’Malley is the right leadership for Irvine City Council. Between O’Malley’s extensive background in working to save child victims as a Court Appointed Special Advocate or the many complex and sensitive projects she has worked on with law enforcement agencies, I fully believe she will put a priority on public safety while in office. O’Malley truly sees a bright future for Irvine residents, and I trust that she will maintain her city’s famous record as being the safest city in America to live in. Join me in supporting Carrie in her election to Irvine City Council!” Patricia Wenskunas, Chair, Crime Survivors PAC.
The mission of the Crime Survivors PAC is to elect leaders to public office who will stand up to criminals and stand up for crime victims, supporting candidates for public office who support putting the needs of survivors of crime first, including the families who also experience the consequences of a serious, dangerous, violent or sexual crime committed against their loved one.
“I’ve worked for years on victims’ rights causes, including efforts as a Board Member of the Joyful Child Foundation in memory of Samantha Runnion. I have also advocated for victims as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Orange County, helping abused children navigate through the court system. It is an absolute honor to be endorsed by Crime Survivors PAC,” said Carrie O’Malley.
As a California District Director and public policy expert, Carrie O’Malley has worked with law enforcement to help keep Irvine families safe and has worked to prevent the cycle of crime and homelessness. She will continue to spearhead policies to help crime victims and their families. Carrie will ensure that Irvine remains the Safest City in the United States.
When elected to the Irvine City Council, Carrie O’Malley will also work to initiate an Ethics Commission, prevent senior isolationism, and promote healthcare advocacy and education for Irvine residents. She will represent ALL residents with inclusivity, kindness, and respect.
Carrie O’Malley has more than two decades of public service and public policy experience at the federal, state, and local levels. O’Malley, the daughter of an immigrant, 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 in a California State Assembly District. Carrie has worked for several elected officials on a number of policy areas, including public safety, transportation, budget, and social services. Carrie served for nearly four years as Senior Policy Advisor at 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-two 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.
Carrie and her husband, John, have been married for twenty years, and enjoy raising their two teenage children, Shannon and Jack, in Irvine. Carrie enjoys long distance running on the many beautiful trails throughout Irvine, attending her children’s baseball and basketball games, and contributing her time and talents to helping the residents of Irvine.