Resident Ora Easley, an active volunteer on the local Republican Party scene, was honored Monday as "Woman of the Year" for the 70th Assembly District by Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach).
Easley has held officer posts in the Orange County Black Republican Council, the California Republican Assembly and the Orange County Federated Republican Women.
The Alabama native, who moved to Orange County in 1970, is also a board member of the area chapter of the nonpartisan Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Easley also presides over the board of directors of the Parents Foreign Language School in Tustin. Ferguson described her political activism and career achievements as "exceptional" and "inspiring."
Easley was among 80 California "Women of the Year" honored Monday at an Assembly-hosted ceremony and luncheon in Sacramento. Each member of the Assembly picked one woman from his or her district for the annual honor.