Aug 27 2018

Orange County Business Council Endorses Dianne Feinstein For Election To Fifth Term In U.S. Senate

IRVINE, CA — August 27, 2018 — Orange County Business Council today announced it is endorsing Sen. Dianne Feinstein for election to a fifth term in the United States Senate. In its endorsement, OCBC called Sen. Feinstein “an experienced voice in the U.S. Senate that the business community knows to be thoughtful and pragmatic.”

“California is well served by returning to the U.S. Senate an influential, independent voice who’s respected on both sides of the aisle,” said OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn. “Sen. Feinstein is that leader. Throughout her nearly 26 years in the U.S. Senate, she has consistently sought out, listened to and worked with the business community on issues affecting jobs, trade, economic growth, infrastructure and the environment. Her experienced approach to the issues affecting the California and Orange County economies is needed now more than ever given the hyper-partisan environment in Washington.”

Sen. Feinstein is currently ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and serves on that body’s Immigration, Refugee and Border Security subcommittees. She also serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Senate Committee on Appropriations. In her role on the Appropriations Committee, Sen. Feinstein serves on the Energy and Water; Agriculture; Commerce; Defense; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; as well as the Interior and Environment subcommittees. Sen. Feinstein is also a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Feinstein’s career has been one of firsts. She was the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman mayor of San Francisco, the first woman elected Senator of California, the first woman member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first woman to chair the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, the first woman to chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the first woman to serve as ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A native of San Francisco, Senator Feinstein served for nine years as a San Francisco County Supervisor, starting in 1969. She became mayor of San Francisco in 1978 following the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

The following year she was elected to the first of two four-year terms. As mayor, Dianne Feinstein managed the city’s finances with a firm hand, balancing nine budgets in a row. In 1987, City and State Magazine named her the nation’s “Most Effective Mayor.”

About OCBC
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county by population. For more information, visit

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