Assemblymember Chris Norby

  1. Chris speaks at the Capitol on the bill he coauthored to allow US military veterans to pay in-state tuition at California public colleges and universities

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  2. Creating more transparency for local governments

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  4. Chris on the Assembly Floor responding to Governor Brown's State of the State Address, January 31, 2011.

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  5. Chris speaks about the next budget cycle and what will be important.

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Assemblymember Chris Norby

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"Judge government not by its intentions, but by its results; and treat the taxpayer's money as if it were our own--because it is." These are the guiding principles of Assemblyman Chris Norby's 26 years of elective office.

Norby won a special election…


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"Judge government not by its intentions, but by its results; and treat the taxpayer's money as if it were our own--because it is." These are the guiding principles of Assemblyman Chris Norby's 26 years of elective office.

Norby won a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the sudden resignation of Michael Duval. Norby serves on the Appropriations Committee as well as Transportation and Education Committees.

Prior to his election to the legislature, Norby served on the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 7 years, representing Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Buena Park and Anaheim. Norby served on the Fullerton City Council from 1984-2002, including three years as Mayor.

Norby has been a strong advocate for fiscal reform. His program, FRESH - "Fiscal Reform: Equity, Stability, Harmony" - seeks to distribute property and sales tax dollars to local governments more fairly and equitably.

As author of "Redevelopment: The Unknown Government," Norby has analyzed the distortions caused by fiscalization of land use, sales tax competition and eminent domain abuse. Norby serves as State Chair of Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform (MORR) and moderates regional meetings seeking to curb abuses.

Local government fiscal reform will be among his top priorities in the legislature.

As a Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, Norby supported greater design-build flexibility and a rational approach to pubic transit. Norby also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Fiscal Reform Committee on the Southern California Association of Governments and on the OC Sanitation District.

Norby graduated from Occidental College (a few years before Obama's arrival) and received his M.A. in History from Cal State Fullerton. He's a member of the Fullerton Elks Lodge, Sons of Norway and First Presbyterian Church.

In professional and personal capacities, he has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Australia, but lives just a few blocks from his birthplace.

He lives in his Fullerton home of 25 years with his wife Martha and their children Iris, Gary and Ana, with his son, Alex, now a sophomore at USC.

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