RELEASE: Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Honored as a Champion of Innovation by TechNet

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SACRAMENTO – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, honored Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) as a 2021 Champion of Innovation for her leadership in advocating for policies that advance innovation, create jobs and fuel economic growth.  

TechNet released the following statement:

"Assemblymember Petrie-Norris has been a leader in the California State Assembly for her work on improving the business climate in the state," said Cameron Demetre, Executive Director for California and the Southwest at TechNet. “This past year, Assemblymember Petrie-Norris carried important legislation which would have eliminated the reductions in the research and development tax credits which are so vital in creating the jobs of tomorrow in California. She will continue the important fight of ensuring California continues to lead the world in innovation."

TechNet also awarded the following elected officials: Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-CA), Senator Jeff Brandes (R-FL), Senator Eric Lesser (D-MA), Speaker Scott Saiki (D-HI), Representative Amy Walen (D-WA) and Representative Keith Wheeler (R-IL).

“I want to congratulate our Champion of Innovation winners for all they’ve done over the past year to promote policies that strengthen and grow our economy,” said David Edmonson, TechNet’s Vice President of State Policy and Government Relations, in a statement. “Each of our winners, representing states across our country from Massachusetts to Hawaii, are crucial leaders on the issues that matter most to the technology ecosystem. We’re thrilled to call them Champions of Innovation and look forward to continuing to work with them and other elected officials to enact policies that promote innovation and allow our economy to flourish.”

TechNet is a national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the state and federal level.