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Melissa Fox
Former candidate for
Irvine City Council
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember, 4 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrandeis University
J.D.Tulane University School of Law
Campaign website
Melissa Fox was a 2014 candidate for the Irvine, California City Council. Previously, she was a Democratic candidate for District 70 of the California State Assembly.


Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Fox highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Prevent runaway development of housing tracts and apartments causing terrible traffic and overcrowded schools – posing a clear and present danger to our quality of life."
  • "Safeguard Irvine’s standing as a world-class city in education and public safety."
  • "Promote Irvine businesses, large and small."
  • "Ensure every public dollar is wisely budgeted and accounted for using my skills as a business attorney specializing in fighting fraud."
  • "Make sure that a veterans’ cemetery and memorial park is created in the Great Park."



See also: Irvine, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Irvine, California held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014.[2] In the general election, incumbent Jeffrey Lalloway and Lynn Schott defeated Evan Chemers, Melissa Fox and incumbent Larry Agran. All Irvine city council candidates are elected at-large.[3][4]

Irvine City Council, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Lalloway Incumbent 22.8% 16,749
Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Schott 22.9% 16,814
Larry Agran Incumbent 19.6% 14,403
Evan Chemers 12.2% 8,966
Melissa Fox 22.5% 16,539
Total Votes 73,471
Source: Orange County Elections - 2014 General Election Results


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Fox defeated Mike Glover in the June 8 primary. She was defeated by Donald P. Wagner (R) in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

California House of Representatives, District 70 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Fox (D) 15,643
Mike Glover (D) 5,174



In 2014, Fox's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Dave Jones, California State Insurance Commissioner
  • Betty T. Yee, Member, California State Board of Equalization; candidate for California State Controller
  • Ted W. Lieu, California State Senator
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva, Member, California State Assembly, Chair Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Tom Daly, Member, California States Assembly
  • Fiona Ma, Speaker Pro Tem., California Assembly (ret.); candidate for California State Board of Equalization
  • Beth Krom, Irvine City Councilmember
  • Larry Agran, Irvine City Councilmember
  • Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Councilmember
  • Jan M. Flory, Fullerton City Councilmember
  • Pam Keller, Fullerton City Councilmember (ret.)
  • Connie Boardman, Mayor, Huntington Beach
  • Joe Shaw, Huntington Beach City Councilmember
  • Debbie Cook, Huntington Beach City Councilmember, (ret.)
  • Jennifer McGrath, Huntington Beach City Attorney
  • Tony Iseman, Laguna Beach City Councilmember
  • Michele Martinez, Santa Ana City Councilmember
  • Tracy Worley-Hagen, Mayor, Tustin (ret.)
  • Beckie Gomez, Tustin City Councilmember
  • Ursula E. Kennedy, Tustin City Councilmember (ret.)
  • Mary Ann Gaido, Irvine Planning Commissioner
  • Farrah Khan, Irvine Community Services Commissioner
  • Harvey Liss, Irvine Planning Commissioner
  • P. K. Wong, Irvine Finance Commissioner
  • Christopher King, Irvine Finance Commissioner
  • Shiva Farivar, Irvine Community Services Commissioner (ret.)
  • Greta Jacobs, Irvine Senior Citizens Council
  • Carolyn Inmon, Irvine Senior Citizens Council
  • Nancy Neudorf, Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee
  • Cyril Yu, Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee
  • Connor Traut, Orange County Juvenile Justice Commissioner
  • David Robert “D.R.” Heywood, Anaheim Public Library Board
  • Javid Beck Huseynov, Fountain Valley Planning Commissioner
  • Dr. Jose F. Moreno, President, Board of Education, Anaheim City School District
  • Al Jabbar, Trustee, Anaheim Union High School District
  • Lorraine Prinsky, Trustee, Coast Community College
  • Jim Moreno, Trustee, Coast Community College
  • Bao Nguyen, Trustee, Board of Education, Garden Grove Unified School District
  • Jay Chen, President, Board of Education, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
  • Bonnie Castrey, Trustee, Huntington Beach Union High School District Board
  • Sunny Zia, Trustee, Long Beach Community College Board
  • Diane Singer, Trustee, Orange Unified School District
  • John Hanna, Trustee, Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Larry Labrado, Trustee, Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Jose Solorio, Trustee, Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Jamison Power, Board Member, Westminster School Ditrict
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
  • The Sierra Club
  • The League of Conservation Voters
  • Women in Leadership
  • Diamond Jamboree LTD
  • WE Investment LLC
  • Withee Malcolm Architects LLP
  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Canyon Democrats
  • Orange County Young Democrats
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • CAIR California
  • Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Orange County Labor Federation
  • Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council
  • District Council of Ironworkers, Local 416
  • District Council of Ironworkers, Local 433
  • United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 324
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 441
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 47
  • Laborers Union of North America, Local 652
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 952
  • UA Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 582
  • Laborers Union of North America, Local 507
  • Southern California Pipe Trades, District 16
  • Sprinkler Fitters UA, Local 709
  • Sheet Metal Workers, Local 105
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers
  • Orange County Employees Association

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