Chris Norby

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Chris Norby
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California State Assembly District 72
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Fullerton City Council
Bachelor'sOccidental College (1972)
Master'sCalifornia State University, Fullteron (1989)
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Chris Norby (born December 3, 1949) is a former Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 72 from 2010 to 2012. He was elected to this position in a special election on January 12, 2010, to replace Michael Duvall.[1][2]

Norby previously served as the Fourth District Supervisor of Orange County, California.

Before his election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Norby served on the Fullerton City Council from 1984 to 2004. He also served as Mayor of Fullerton for three years.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Norby served on these committees:



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Norby ran for re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 65. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 72. He and Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. He was subsequently defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

California State Assembly, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Quirk-Silva 52% 68,988
     Republican Chris Norby Incumbent 48% 63,576
Total Votes 132,564


General election

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Norby won re-election to the 72nd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Esiquio Ramos Uballe and Jane Rands in the November 2 general election.[6]

California State Assembly, District 72 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Norby (R) 68,751
Esiquio Ramos Uballe (D) 36,534
Jane Rands (G) 6,845

Special election


The primary for the seat made vacant by Michael Duvall's resignation took place on November 17, 2009. Norby faced two challengers for the Republican nomination, Republican activist Linda Ackerman and political newcomer Richard Faher.[2]


In the January 12, 2010, runoff election, Norby faced Democrat John MacMurray and Green candidate Jane Rands.

  • Chris Norby: 63%
  • John MacMurray: 31%
  • Jane Rands: 6%[2]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Norby raised $114,636 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $11,700
SA Recycling $7,800
Prime Healthcare Anaheim $3,900
Altria $3,900

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Preceded by
California State Assembly District 72
Succeeded by
Travis Allen (R)