District Messages

It has been my absolute honor and pleasure to serve as your California State Representative for our 67th Assembly District these past two years. On November 30th, my State Assembly term will officially end and because of redistricting, your district communities, district number, and district representatives will change. Murrieta, Wildomar, and the La Cresta area will now be part of the 71st Assembly District. Canyon Lake, El Sobrante, Lake Elsinore, Lake Mathews, Lakeland Village, Menifee, Temescal Valley, and Woodcrest will be part of the 63rd Assembly District. French Valley, Hemet, and…
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, California’s trusted fiscal analyst, just released their 2023-24 Fiscal Outlook report, which revealed a devastating projection. Our State faces a $25 BILLION shortfall next year.   It doesn’t end there: a $17 billion shortfall is projected for the following year. In fact, deficits are expected to continue through the 2026-27 fiscal year. This is California’s weakest performance since the Great Recession, and will exacerbate many of our problems, from homelessness to transportation, and everything in between.   A reminder that just last spring,…
Today we say thank you!   Thank you to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve to protect our safety and defend our freedoms. Thank you for your tireless efforts, service, and dedication.   There is no way we can repay the sacrifices made by these heroes and their families, but today we honor them and let them know their commitment is noticed and appreciated.   Have a blessed and restful Veterans Day!    For more information about the California resources available to veterans and their families, please visit CalVet.   
As your Representative, I am proud to announce that I have received a 100% perfect score voting record for the 2021-22 legislative session from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), earning the title of “Guardian of Small Business.”   The NFIB considered 11 bills that impact California small businesses that were voted on in both chambers. They include new laws such as AB 257 which establishes a Fast Food Sector Council vested with broad authority to set labor and employment laws for the fast food industry, including franchises, and AB 2188, which prohibits employers from…
Today is the Great California ShakeOut! October 20th is International “ShakeOut Day,” when everyone is encouraged to participate in organized earthquake drills, practice safety plans, and update their earthquake preparedness procedures.   Earthquakes can happen anywhere at any time. You may only have seconds to protect yourself before strong shaking knocks you down or something falls on you. Being prepared and having practiced will help you survive and recover quickly. If you feel shaking or get an earthquake alert, immediately “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”  For more resources on how to prepare…
During this past legislative session, my team and I worked to put together a legislative package covering a variety of important topics, including government reform, privacy, education, public safety, victim resources, Veteran benefits, and emergency services. Now that the 2022 session has ended, I am proud to share this final legislative update from my office:Seyarto Bills Signed Into Law: AB 1633: Creates a pathway for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems to share the contact information of student Veterans, with the student’s permission, with…
Domestic violence directly harms over 10 million people in the U.S. every year. That amounts to 20 people getting abused by their partner every minute of the day. In 2020, over 160,000 calls were made to domestic violence hotlines in California alone.About 41% of women and 26% of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.  Unfortunately, these acts of violence also affect millions of children, who, as a result of violence in their homes, may experience long-lasting negative effects on almost every aspect of…
Gas prices are plummeting around the country, but here in California we are paying almost $2.50 more per gallon than the national average. Right now, the national average price for a regular gallon of gasoline is $3.92. In California, it is $6.29, and in Riverside County, it is $6.25. So why is gas so much more expensive in California?The problem comes from California policy: fees, taxes, and regulations. California only has 14 oil refineries in operation today, whereas we had roughly 50 a few decades ago. Only 11 of the state’s refineries produce the special blend of fuel that California…
The 2022 Legislative Session has officially concluded, and the Governor has taken final action on all bills sent to his desk. As your Representative, I want to be sure to keep you updated on some of the new laws that will be taking effect soon, especially since they may directly impact you and our communities.  General Overview: Total Bills Introduced in 2022 = 2055 Assembly - 1383 Senate – 672   Total Number of Bills Sent to Governor in 2022 = 1,166 Governor signed 997 new laws (85.5% of them) and vetoed 169   Assembly: 80% signed authored by Democrats 11% signed authored by…
With the largest overnight price increase in seven years, gas prices in California have surged past $6 per gallon...again. On average, California's drivers are paying over $2.50 more per gallon of gas than drivers in the rest of the country!  Yes, you read that correctly. Right now, the national average price for a regular gallon of gasoline is $3.80. In California, it is $6.35, and in Riverside county, it is $6.31.  Though the price of crude oil has declined, over the last 10 days, California’s cost has risen by over 84 cents per gallon. Every other state is seeing relief from high gas…