Orange County Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby, a California Republican activist who opposed coronavirus vaccine mandates, has died at the age of 46 from COVID-19, according to multiple media outlets.
Her boss, District Attorney Todd Spitzer, announced Erby’s death on Facebook on Monday.
“The Orange County district attorney’s office is utterly heartbroken by the sudden and unexpected passing of Deputy Dist. Atty. Kelly Ernby,” wrote Spitzer. “Kelly was an incredibly vibrant and passionate attorney who cared deeply about the work that we do as prosecutors — and deeply about the community we all fight so hard to protect.”
Rest In Peace Kelly Ernby. What a passionate and devoted conservative. After losing a bid for the Assembly two years ago she channeled her energy into a new challenge as Precinct Chair for the OCGOP. She was in her 40’s - too young. Yeah, she had COVID. 🙏 to her family. Sigh.— Jon Fleischman (@FlashReport) January 3, 2022