Senator Bates’ endorsement adds to the growing list of elected officials and community leaders supporting O’Malley
IRVINE, Calif. – Today, Irvine City Council candidate Carrie O’Malley was endorsed by California Senate Minority Leader Pat Bates. Senator Bates’ endorsement adds to the growing list of community stakeholders and leadership that are supporting O’Malley’s candidacy, including Irvine Mayor Donald P. Wagner, Assemblyman Steven Choi, and last week’s endorsement from the Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC.
“Having known and worked with Carrie throughout the years, I’ve seen firsthand her passion for public service, and deep knowledge and understanding of the issues facing California communities,” said Senator Bates. “I have absolute confidence Carrie would do a tremendous job for the people of Irvine, and she has my full support.”
“Senator Pat Bates has been a trailblazer for women in public service, and has been a mentor to me throughout the years. I have deep respect and admiration for Senator Pat Bates,” said O’Malley. “Her long and distinguished career in public service, and having worked alongside Senator Bates throughout the years, makes this endorsement all the more meaningful to me.”
A twenty-year Irvine resident, and an active Irvine community member, Carrie O’Malley is an appointed Commissioner and Vice Chair on the Irvine Transportation Commission, Chair of the Irvine Taxpayers Association, and Vice President of the Board of Directors of her Homeowners’ Association in Northpark. O’Malley is also a twenty-year Member of the Junior League of Orange County and has been involved with countless successful efforts to help the Orange County community. She and her husband, John, have been married for nearly two decades and enjoy spending family time with their two teenage children, Shannon and Jack. In her free time, O’Malley enjoys attending her children’s baseball and basketball games, long-distance running on Irvine’s beautiful trails, and contributing her time and talents to helping the residents of Irvine.