Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris represents California’s 74th Assembly District – Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, and portions of Irvine & Huntington Beach.
Cottie Petrie-Norris is a businesswoman and community leader who was first elected to the State Assembly in 2018. Cottie has secured millions of dollars in funding for projects in our district and introduced important legislation to combat sea level rise, improve housing and mental health resources for veterans, increase education opportunities and provide grants for small businesses.
Cottie serves as Chair of Assembly’s Accountability and Administrative Review Committee and as Chair of the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She also serves on the Assembly’s committees for Banking & Finance; Revenue & Taxation; Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy and Veterans Affairs.
Cottie grew up in San Diego County and is a graduate of Yale University. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Cottie had a successful career in finance and technology. She has helped build businesses and led teams at Fortune 500 corporations, small companies and start-ups.
Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the California Life Sciences Association, Family Business Association, and the California PACE Association. She received the Watershed Champion Award for her work to preserve clean drinking water and habitat conservation, as well as the Political Leadership Award from the Sierra Club after pushing for green infrastructure in the midst of the climate crisis. She also received the Champion of Innovation Award from TechNet for her advocacy in creating jobs and fueling economic growth. In 2019, Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris was the first Democrat to receive a 100% rating by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
Cottie and her husband, Colin, are the proud parents of two sons, Dylan and Hayden, and a rescue dog named Flounder.