For nearly twenty years, I have fought to improve our quality of life in California as a School Board Member, County Supervisor, Coastal Commissioner and now Assemblymember. I was sent to Sacramento to advocate for the rights of the people in the 29th Assembly District and across the State of California. There is still so much to accomplish, and I am excited to continue to be the voice for this District in the State Assembly.
During my service in the Assembly, I have prioritized protecting the most vulnerable Californians. I authored comprehensive reforms to help foster youth grow up in supportive homes. I jointly wrote the End of Life Options Act to help people facing terminal illness. I led the movement to create a state Earned Income Tax Credit to lift the state’s poorest working families out of poverty. I helped improve access to justice in the court system, and I wrote a variety of laws to improve public safety, and to help people released from prison successfully integrate into their communities, and decrease their chances of reoffending.
As a dedicated environmentalist, I have remained steadfast against strong opposition to critical environmental protections. I advocated for landmark climate-change laws, and laws to provide clean drinking water, increase water recycling, and improve groundwater management. I was a key voice for California’s 2014 plastic bag law to reduce plastic pollution.
I look forward to continuing to be a voice we need in Sacramento, fighting for the issues that we care about, and working towards making the future brighter for California.