Newsletters and Updates


The month of June has many special days for us to celebrate and appreciate. To name a few, this month we celebrate Pride Month, Father’s Day, and Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

As someone who lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s Disease, this month is important for me to recognize and increase the awareness of early detection and resources for caregivers who are highly impacted by the disease.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislative year is progressing for the 2021 - 2022  year. We recently received news that the fiscal outlook for the state is much better than originally anticipated. I hope the trend continues as we get closer to adopting the year budget. In addition, below, you will find legislation I am authoring within the areas of consumer protection, health, environment, education and more. Lastly, I am including COVID-19 updates, resources, wild fire updates, and an introduction to Senate District 19’s Woman of the Year.


Last week, the Legislature and the Governor approved a $9.6 Billion COVID-19 emergency stimulus package. The package assists the most in-need communities and households that did not receive any federal government assistance in the previous stimulus.

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The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is underway in the State of California. The state has collaborated with local partners on a safe and efficient distribution and administration plan to provide a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone that needs or requests it. California is committed to creating a transparent and equitable process to ensure Californians are vaccinated.

I would like to wish you a Happy New Year with the hope that you and your loved ones find yourself healthy during these times.

2020 was a challenging year for many, but I reassure you, that as the new State Senator for our region, I remain committed to provide resources and be a voice for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in our State Legislature. I invite you to watch the video below, which includes recent key legislation I authored during my time in the California State Assembly. It is an honor to continue representing you and working for all Californians.

I am honored to serve as your State Senator for Senate District 19. For the last four years, I had the pleasure of serving as the Assemblymember of Assembly District 37; and as your newly elected representative, I look forward to continuing being a champion for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in our state Legislature.