Full name: Katrina Foley
How long have you lived in the Newport-Mesa district and where do you live exactly? 14 years, Mesa Del Mar
Occupation (or former occupations): attorney at law; chief executive of the Foley Group PLC; Costa Mesa City councilwoman
Education: bachelor's degree from UCLA; JD Seattle University School of Law
Previously elected or appointed positions: Costa Mesa City Council 2004-08; Costa Mesa Planning Commission 1999-2004; chairwoman Measure C Oversite Committee for Coast Community College District; chairwoman of the Orange Coast College Presidential Search Committee; alternate on Measure F Equity Committee
Community organizations you belong to: Sonora PTA; Costa Mesa High School PTSA; Costa Mesa Community Athletic Foundation, aka Costa Mesa United; Orange County Bar Assn.; Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn.; Celtic Bar Assn.; Hispanic Bar Assn.
Why are you running (for challengers) or running again (incumbent) for office?
I pledge to make Newport-Mesa School District even better for taxpayers and families by cutting waste and overhead, maximizing resources, demanding excellence across the district, and keeping our students competitive with new technology. To meet these goals, the district needs professional, responsive and proactive leadership.