District Messages

More than 10 million people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. each year. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused, and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical abuse by their partner. Millions of children are exposed to domestic violence, causing long-lasting negative impacts on their emotional well-being, mental health, social interactions, and academic performance. Simply put, millions of Americans live in silent fear each day in their own homes. October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness…
The 2021 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 have a direct impact on you and our communities.  General Overview: Total Bills Introduced - 2,421 Assembly - 1,593 Senate – 828   Total Number of Bills Sent to Governor – 836 Governor signed 770 new laws (92% of them) Assembly: Signed by the Governor – 478 Vetoed by the Governor – 45 75% signed authored by…
I am proud to announce that the Governor has signed my legislation to reform government policy, combat fraud, and protect citizens from identity theft.AB 12 will prohibit state departments and agencies like EDD from sending outgoing mail to an individual containing their complete social security number.   This simple adjustment will safeguard Californians and their privacy while also helping to reduce the rampant fraud recently seen in California’s unemployment benefits system. Full social security numbers are being incorrectly delivered by government agencies to strangers, putting citizens…
Please join us for our 2021 Veterans Expo! Hosted by Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto and Senator Melissa MelendezWhen: Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Where: Monteleone Meadows, 35245 Briggs Road Murrieta, CA 92563 Veterans, their families, and members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. Over 60 vendors will be on hand to provide resources and assistance to our veterans, including local nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses offering employment opportunities. Lunch will be provided. For questions or to RSVP, please call: 951 894-…
On the grounds of the State Capitol stands the California Firefighters Memorial which bears the names of over fourteen hundred men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while keeping the people of California safe.  I had the honor of working alongside many of them during the course of my own career in the fire service.   These firefighters passed under tragic circumstances from either the dangerous nature of their work or from illnesses acquired as a result of being exposed to hazardous materials while carrying out their duties.   In their memory, it was my honor to introduce ACR 10…
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer are just a few examples of those who need donations, especially when communities suffer from blood shortages.Because of this critical need, I am partnering with the American Red Cross and the City of Murrieta to host a blood drive.When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021Time: 09:30 AM - 03:30 PMLocation: Alderwood Park Clubhouse, 28610 Baxter Road, Murrieta, CA To schedule your life-saving appointment, please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter code:…
California is a beautiful place to live, but as you know, our home state is also vulnerable to many types of natural and man-made disasters. Wildfires, floods, and earthquakes can strike suddenly and with devastating impacts. While authorities are quick to respond, it is critical for families, businesses, and individuals to be ready ahead of time. Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death when you are confronted with an emergency - every second counts. As your Representative and a former firefighter, it was my honor to introduce ACR 101 to proclaim September 2021 as…
September 17th – 23rd is Constitution Week. This celebration, created by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and enacted in 1956, was established to commemorate America's most important document. The Constitution is our foundation, our heritage. It established the framework of our government, and it preserves and protects our unalienable rights, the freedoms “We the People” are blessed to enjoy as Americans. This week, please take a moment to reflect on the importance of this document. Read it, teach your children about it, and remember all those who have fought to defend it. As…
On Friday night, the 2021 Legislative Session officially concluded. I have been told that it wasn’t as eventful as it has been in previous years (we even ended before midnight which has only happened twice since 1995). There are now more than 800 bills sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting action. He has until October 10th to either sign, veto, or allow a bill to become law without a signature. As your Representative, I want to be sure to keep you updated on the status of some of the most prominent and controversial bills introduced this year. Here is a rundown:Bills Currently Sitting on…
Today we remember the thousands of lives lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The bravery and resilience of the American spirit shone through as first responders and civilians sacrificed their safety and, in many instances, their lives to help their community and their country. Through the darkness and evil of 9/11, people across the country came together. We showed the world that hate cannot break American resolve.  Though most of us remember exactly where we were the moment the world changed, it is almost unbelievable that 20 years have already passed. It is now our…