Ashleigh Aitken

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Aitken was raised in Anaheim and attended Rosary High School, was active in Girl Scouts, and attended the San Antonio Catholic Church. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in secondary education from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Aitken has been a federal prosecutor for 20 years in Orange County. She was the previous president of the OC Women Lawyers and is the current President of the Orange County Bar Association. She currently serves on the boards of the Orange County Fair Board, United Way, Caterina’s Club, and Orange County Alzheimer’s [1,3]. She also served as Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office and currently works as a trial attorney at Aitken Aitken Cohn Law Firm [2, 3].

Key Issues

Homelessness

Aitken wants to secure increased state and county funding to support permanent housing [1].

Public Safety

 Aitken wants to decrease response times to emergency calls [1].

Community

Aitken supports partnerships with galleries, theaters, artists, and schools. She also hopes to maintain public parks, sidewalks, and streets [1].

Endorsements

Anaheim Municipal Employee Association (AMEA); Orange County Labor Federation; IBEW Local 47; IBEW Local 41; AFSCME Local 2076; SEIU-UHW; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades- DC 36; UFCW Local 324; Unite Here Local 11; Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties; Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE); Women in Leadership (WIL); National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC); Orange County; League of Conservation Voters (OCLCV); Josh Newman: California State Senator (SD:29); Tom Umberg: California State Senator (SD:34); Dave Min: California State Senator (SD:37); Tom Daly: California Assemblymember (AD:69); Sharon Quirk:Silva: California Assemblymember (AD:65); Avelino Valencia: Anaheim Councilmember; Dr. Jose F. Moreno: Anaheim: Councilmember; Denise Barnes: Fmr. Anaheim Councilmember; James Vanderbilt: Fmr. Anaheim Councilmember; Annemarie Randle:Trejo: Anaheim Union HighSchool District Trustee; Al Jabbar: President, Anaheim Union High School District; Juan Gabriel Alvarez: President, Anaheim Elementary School District; Dr. Jose Paolo Magcalas: Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee; Ryan Ruelas:  Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee; Alex Padilla: United States Senate (CA); Linda Sanchez: United States Congressmember (CA:38); Katie Porter: United States Congressmember (CA:45); Mike Levin: United States Congressmember (CA:49); Harley Rouda : Former United States Congressman (CA:48); Ricardo Lara: California Insurance Commissioner; Betty Yee: California Controller; Cottie Petrie: Norris California Assemblymember (AD:74); Doug Chaffee: Orange County Supervisor; Katrina Foley: Orange County Supervisor; Tiffany Ackley: Aliso Viejo Mayor; Ross Chun: Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tem; Richard Hurt: Aliso Viejo Councilmember; Connor Traut: Buena Park Mayor; Susan Sonne: Buena Park Councilmember; Art Brown: Buena Park Councilmember; John Stephans: Costa Mesa Mayor; Manuel Chavez: Costa Mesa Councilmember; Andrea Marr: Costa Mesa Councilmember; Loren Gameros: Costa Mesa Councilmember; Frances Marquez: Cypress Councilmember; Jesus Silva: Fullerton Councilmember; Ahmad Zahra: Fullerton Councilmember; Deirdre Thu: Ha Nguyen: Garden Grove Councilmember; Kim Carr: Huntington Beach; Councilmember; Dan Kalmick: Huntington Beach Councilmember; Natalie Moser: Huntington Beach Councilmember; Farrah Khan: Irvine Mayor; Tammy Kim: Irvine Councilmember; Larry Agran: Irvine Councilmember; Rose Espinoza: La Habra Councilmember; Marshall Goodman: La Palma Councilmember; Toni Iseman : Laguna Councilmember; Chris Duncan: San Clemente Councilmember; Vincent Sarmiento: Santa Ana Mayor; Joe Kalmick: Seal Beach Mayor; Letitia Clark: Tustin Councilmember; Beckie Gomez: Tustin Councilmember; Kris Erickson: Orange Unified School District; Andrea Yamasaki: Orange Unified School District; Kathy Moffat: Orange Unified School District; Walter Muneton: Garden Grove Unified School District; Adam Rogers: La Habra City School District; Cynthia Aguirre: La Habra City School District; Lorraine Prinsky: Coast Community College District; Jamison Power: Westminster School Board Member; Valerie Amezcua: Santa Ana School Board Vice President; Ed Lopez: North Orange County Community College District; Stephen Blount : North Orange County Community College District; Bonnie Castrey: Huntington Beach Union High School Board Clerk

Sources

1 Official Website

2 Aitken Law

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