ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, the former Mayor of Costa Mesa and former Board Member of Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernardino Counties, released a statement following this morning’s announcement by the United States Department of Justice of the arrest of two suspects, including an active-duty Marine, in the 2022 firebombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Costa Mesa.
“I want to thank the FBI, local law enforcement, and the Department of Justice, for apprehending these suspects who brazenly targeted our local Planned Parenthood Clinic,” said Supervisor Katrina Foley. “Reproductive health facilities, especially those operated by Planned Parenthood, experienced an increase in violent threats and attacks after the Dobbs decision. No one should feel unsafe while seeking qualified medical care. We will not tolerate violence against women and vulnerable communities nor stay silent as they experience a sharp rise in violence in the past several years.”
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.
Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority, Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Environmental Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition Co-Chair, Law Library Board of Trustees, Orange County Housing Finance Trust, Local Agency Formation Commission (alt), Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and OC Public Libraries Advisory Board.