Catherine Ann "Cottie" Petrie-Norris (born August 7, 1975) is an American politician who serves in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she represents the 74th Assembly District, which encompasses the coastal Orange County communities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Beach. Prior to being elected, she was a small business owner and served on the Housing and Human Services Committee of Laguna Beach.[1]

Cottie Petrie-Norris
Cottie Petrie-Norris CA Assembly official photo.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 74th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2018
Preceded byMatthew Harper
Personal details
Born (1975-08-07) August 7, 1975 (ageĀ 44)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Colin Petrie-Norris
ResidenceLaguna Beach, California
Alma materYale University

Petrie-Norris was first elected to the State Assembly in November 2018 after defeating the previous incumbent, Republican Matthew Harper.

2018 California State Assembly electionEdit

California's 74th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew Harper (incumbent) 46,500 41.6
Democratic Cottie Petrie-Norris 31,626 28.3
Democratic Karina Onofre 13,536 12.1
Republican Katherine Daigle 12,331 11.0
Democratic Ryan Ta 7,827 7.0
Total votes 111,820 100.0
General election
Democratic Cottie Petrie-Norris 94,057 52.3
Republican Matthew Harper (incumbent) 85,656 47.7
Total votes 179,713 100.0


  1. ^ "Meet Cottie". Cottie Petrie-Norris for California State Assembly. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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