ORANGE COUNTY PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES CARRIE O’MALLEY FOR IRVINE CITY COUNCIL
Irvine, CA – September 11, 2020 – The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association Local 3631, representing over 1,000 professional firefighters throughout Orange County announced their endorsement of public policy leader Carrie O’Malley for Irvine City Council.
“The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association is proud to endorse Carrie O’Malley for Irvine City Council. Carrie is a strong supporter of public safety, and now more than ever, we need elected officials who will fight for the resources to keep our communities safe. With Carrie’s decades of public policy experience at the local and state levels, we are confident that Carrie is the right choice for Irvine,” stated Brent Berkompas, Orange County Professional Firefighters Association.
The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association (OCPFA) represents more than 1,000 of the most dedicated Firefighters and Paramedics in the entire country, working throughout 23 cities and unincorporated areas, including Irvine.
“I am honored to once again receive the endorsement of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association,” O’Malley said. “Maintaining and improving our residents’ public safety is one of my top priorities, and I am humbled to earn the support of our firefighters and paramedics.”
Carrie O’Malley has been an active Irvine resident for over 22 years. As a public policy expert and community leader, Carrie O’Malley has crafted important policies enhancing the quality of life for Irvine residents. She has championed the protection of Irvine’s beautiful open spaces, and has advocated to preserve and protect Irvine’s Master Plan. As former Chair of the Irvine Transportation Commission, O’Malley initiated successful plans to reduce traffic and to aid in safe and productive transportation solutions and options. As a senior policy advisor, 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 ensure that Irvine remains the Safest City in the United States. When elected to the Irvine City Council, Carrie O’Malley will 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.
To learn more about, or get involved with, Carrie O’Malley’s positive, inclusive campaign, please visit www.CarrieforIrvine.com or email her at Carrie@CarrieforIrvine.com.
About Carrie O’Malley
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.