Diane Harkey scores impressive first-place finish in CA49

DANA POINT, CA — Republican Diane Harkey was the top vote-getter in the 49th┬áCongressional District, earning an impressive 25% of the vote in the 16-candidate field. She will face liberal Democrat attorney Mike Levin in November.

“Voters in our District now have a clear choice. Mike Levin’s priorities are massive tax increases to pay for a single-payer, government-run health care system. Mine are to decrease the tax burden, expand the economy and secure the border,” said Diane Harkey.

As an elected member of the California Board of Equalization, Diane Harkey is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the state. She represents 9.5 million constituents including the entire 49th Congressional District in San Diego and Orange counties.

Harkey graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and enjoyed a successful 30-year career in corporate finance and banking prior to entering public service. Working in good and bad economic climates with individuals, small-business owners, and leaders of publicly-traded companies helped Harkey form the pragmatic business perspective that she will bring to Congress.