IRVINE—Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has announced hiring Michael Tou to serve as District Director. In this role, Michael will lead the district team on community outreach, constituent services, and policy issues for the cities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Woods and Laguna Beach.
“I am thrilled to bring Michael Tou onboard as our new District Director. We will benefit immensely from his two decades of experience in government affairs and community relations,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine).
Throughout his public and non-profit sector career, Mr. Tou has built a diverse network of relationships and public policy accomplishments. He has over two decades of legislative, public policy and public affairs experience at the federal, state and local level in California.
Mr. Tou’s career in public service began as a White House intern in Washington, DC. He served in various senior roles over a twelve-year period for a Member of Congress in the California delegation. For the past nine years, Mr. Tou led government and public affairs for one of the largest health systems in California.
As a civically engaged resident of Orange County, Mr. Tou sits on the Equity in OC Taskforce, Costa Mesa Sanitary District Citizens Advisory Committee and the City of Costa Mesa Housing and Public Service Grants Committee. Mr. Tou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.