On Board With Joy

Endorsement Statements

Endorsement Statements

  • Joy will right the wrongs of our current council. She is committed to "what's good for our city".
    Marilyn Brewer
    Former State Assembly Member
  • I have known Joy for 35 years. She has been actively involved in the schools, the community and would be a tremendous asset to Newport Beach. She is an amazing candidate and i am so happy we have change in the works.
    Michele Mutzke
  • I will encourage my neighbors to vote for you!
    Mona Swain
  • Please include my husband Scott Westerfield as endorser
    Ed Miskevich
  • Joy is capable, competent and collaborative. She will be an asset to our City Council.
    Linda Oeth
  • We need to change the direction the current council majority is going these days. Time to bring back a real CdM resident to represent us in the Village. It is a real shame they pushed out the wonderful City Manager we had who really looked after the City
    Robert Kahn
  • Joy’s dedication to our community and the residents of Newport Beach is evident in every action she takes and has taken in over three decades of service. She will be an excellent council woman.
    Paul Blank
  • Joy is a "local". She understands the issues and listens to the concerns of the Newport Beach residents.
    Jo Carol Hunter
  • I had the privilege and honor of working closely with Joy for more than a decade at UC Irvine and now consider her a good friend. I am - and always have been - highly impressed with her skills, ethics, knowledge and thoughtfulness in dealing with challenging situations. Not driven by ego or a need for power, she is an asset to any team - not to mention a total pleasure to work with! Electing Joy to the NB City Council will benefit the citizens of Newport Beach for years to come. Go Joy!
    Susan Menning
  • Former Park Beach and Recreation Commissioner
    Gail Demmer
  • I believe that Joy will do an excellent job of representing the city and will listen to the perspectives of all her constituents before making a decision. That will be a refreshing change from the current situation!
    Susan Skinner
  • We need to return honesty and decency to the City Council. I strongly support Joy and encourage others to do the same.
    Craig Smith
  • “I cannot think of a better candidate for the job - - - one that will really represent the residents and business in Newport Beach and no one else.  Professional politicians should be a thing of the past.  Newport Beach deserves to be represented by a responsible, dedicated, knowledgeable and caring person, which are only a few of the many adjectives to describe you.”
    Doug Salisbury
  • “We are supporting Joy as we want ethics and transparency brought to our City Council!" 
    Stuart & Brenda McCroskey
  • Very proud to support my dear friend Joy Brenner for Newport Beach City Council. Joy Brenner is smart, hard working, well-informed, a great communicator, open to both sides of an issue and has been dedicated to the greater good of Newport all her life. It doesn't get any better than Joy for Newport.
    Patricia Griffith
  • Joy has lived in Newport Beach for over 40 years, raised her children here and has been active for many years. Joy is an informed and very articulate woman. Her enthusiasm and love for Newport Beach is evident. She will be a real "citizen representative" on City Council. No better person could be on the Newport Beach City Council. Run Joy Run!
    Vicki Cubeiro
  • "Joy and I have known each other for almost 20 years and, in that time, I have never known her to be anything but sincere, industrious, dedicated and honest in her dealings with friends, colleagues, and the public.  Joy makes it a point to be fully informed about important issues and never fails to take an active stand for issues she believes in.  She would make an outstanding, member of our City Council.”
    Sunny Carlson Smith
  • "I strongly support Joy for City Council in the firm belief she will add value, insight and trust to our amazing community.  I have become acquainted with Joy Brenner during the last 2 years as a Board Member of the CdMRA where Joy serves as President. Joy continually demonstrates exceptional leadership skills by doing extensive homework on important issues facing CdM and the City of NB.  She follows up her research by impartially soliciting the input, ideas and comments from others to whom these issues are important.  Joy’s personal demeanor is impartial and non-confrontational seeking to find the best solutions for the greatest good and benefit of our community. She is a breath of fresh, positive enthusiasm in a world of all too often hostile and insensitive politics."
    Tom Callister
  • When deciding who should represent me on city council, one of the most important attributes I look for is an appreciation for our city's culture and history. It is a critical factor in the evaluation of the projects and programs that determine our future. With such an appreciation, new projects will be organic and fit in well. Without it, too often they will be out of character, discordant and disruptive. I am supporting Joy Brenner because she has this appreciation. That is not the only reason for my support. I have worked with Joy, and I have been impressed with her preparation, her thoughtfulness and her efforts to be inclusive. Joy is one who puts in the hard work. She reads the boring reports, she does the necessary research, and she reaches out--not just to one side or group but to as many people as she can to get a full picture. When it comes time to make a decision, there is a solid foundation for her action. Finally, Joy has a strong moral compass. She will be steadfast in standing up for her positions. Her decisions will be based on what she sincerely believes is best for the city, not because of pressure from some group or individual. This is the kind of person we want to represent us. I urge you to vote for Joy as council member for District 6.
    Nancy Gardner
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • We like what she stands for.
    Tom & Barbara Peckenpaugh
  • This is a pinnacle election in our City. We need to change the direction of our sails if we want to protect our charming seaside town now and for future generations to come. Joy is dedicated and will be making this her FULL time position to serve ALL the residents of Newport Beach.
    Peggy Palmer
  • Joy would be like a breath of fresh air on our Council. She is compassionate, eloquent and hard working. She is a no nonsense person who will represent the wishes of a majority of the residents and will be beholden to no special interest groups. We are so lucky that she is willing to take this difficult job on. We greatly need her candor, integrity and common sense on our City Council.
    Lynn Lorenz

Endorsements From Distinguished Citizens

  • Marilyn Brewer
    Former State Assembly Member
  • John Cox
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • Keith Curry
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • Jan Debay
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • Nancy Gardner
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • Evelyn Hart
    Former Newport Beach Mayor & Citizen of the Year (2007)
  • Mike Henn
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • Jeff Herdman
    Council Member, Newport Beach District 5
  • Rush Hill
    Former Newport Beach Mayor & Citizen of the Year (1997)
  • Karen Mascitelli
    Spirit of CERT Award (2017)
  • Scott Paulsen
    Citizen of the Year (2003)
  • Jack & Nancy Skinner
    Citizens of the Year (2014)
  • John & Elizabeth Stahr
    Citizens of the Year (2016)
  • Clarence "Bus" Turner
    Former Newport Beach Mayor
  • Jean Watt
    Citizen of the Year (2013) & Former Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem
  • Don Webb
    Former Newport Beach "Centennial" Mayor