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Assemblymember Frazier Honored as Elected Official of the Year at the 26th Annual Transportation Award Ceremony

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Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was honored as the 2014 Elected Official of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) at an award ceremony in Sacramento.

“I feel fortunate to receive an award for doing work that I’m truly passionate about,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “I have spent a lot of quality time at the state and local level to help reestablish our State as an innovative leader in transportation. As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I look forward to continuing on the path towards enhancing traffic safety, improving highway infrastructure and restoring funding for critically needed projects in California.”

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Frazier Statement on Governor Brown’s 2015-16 Revised Budget Proposal

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Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 revised budget proposal:

“I commend the Governor for his ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility in keeping a balanced budget. Through his leadership, Governor Brown has made great strides in paying down California’s debt, while also making investments in a rainy day fund for the future.

I applaud the Governor’s commitment to working with the Legislature on a transportation funding proposal that would address overdue repairs and maintenance on the state’s highways, roads and freight corridors. This echoes my longstanding concern that we need sustainable funding to address the improvement of our state’s overall transportation infrastructure.

I look forward to collaborating with the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature as we work towards a final budget that properly invests in California and addresses our most critical needs.”

Assemblymember Frazier Honors the California Department of Motor Vehicles for 100 Years of Dedicated Service

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Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) presented House Resolution 18 on the Assembly Floor to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“For the past 100 years, the DMV has made it their mission to provide quality service to communities throughout California,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I am proud to recognize the DMV for their hard work and unwavering commitment to motor safety on our roadways.”

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Assemblymember Frazier Champions Legislation to Support Students With Dyslexia

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Sacramento, CA –Assembly Bill 1369 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was approved on a 7-0 vote in the Assembly Education Committee. AB 1369 will help ensure that California public schools are able to properly identify students who may have dyslexia.

“Early identification of dyslexia is extremely important,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “I want to highlight this issue and start a meaningful conversation between parents, teachers and experts so that we can work together towards a solution that will give these students the tools they need for success.”

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier Issues Statement On Installation of Emergency Salinity Barrier in the Delta

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Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement in response to a Department of Water Resources (DWR) press release announcing the installation of a temporary salinity barrier in the Delta:

“My top priority is to protect water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, for my District and for the state as a whole. California continues to face serious challenges in the wake of this historic drought, and taking preemptive action to limit further devastation is a responsible decision.

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Legislation by Assemblymember Frazier Pays Tribute to California’s Unrecognized Vietnam Veterans

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Sacramento, CA – On Sunday, March 29th, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) addressed veterans, families and friends at a memorial ceremony to unveil the 32 new names engraved on the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Capitol Park. The event came as a result of Assemblymember Frazier’s Assembly Bill 287, which was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2013.

“To see this legislation finally come to fruition, and to see it make a difference in the lives of so many Californians is a truly moving experience,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “It is my hope that this bill has helped bring a sense of peace and closure to the individuals who have lost a loved one in the Vietnam War.”

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier Appointed as Chair of Select Committee on Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems

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Sacramento, CA Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been appointed by Speaker Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) to Chair the Select Committee on Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems.

“This Select Committee provides a forum for Bay Area representatives to discuss important transportation issues on a regional level,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Each member of this committee brings relevant perspective and expertise to the table. It is my hope that our proactive involvement as a team will bolster meaningful dialogue and offer innovative solutions to address our most critical transportation system needs.”

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Assemblymember Frazier and AT&T Work Together to Raise Awareness about the Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Frazier Challenges Legislators, Capitol Staff and Media to Join the “It Can Wait” Movement

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) partnered with AT&T to bring a virtual reality simulator to the State Capitol. The simulator allowed legislators, capitol staff and members of the media to experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving.

“Cell phone use while driving has been illegal for over five years, yet it is still the cause of more than 200,000 crashes a year,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “For most of us, rehearsed messages and words on paper don’t hit home the way an interactive experience does. I have brought the AT&T virtual reality simulator to the Capitol to emphasize that driving requires an individual’s absolute attention – hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, and mind focused on operating the vehicle.”

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Assemblymember Frazier Names Lisa Rico As Woman of the Year for 2015

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Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) honored Lisa Rico on the Assembly Floor as his 2015 Woman of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.

Rico, a 26-year resident of Vacaville, has committed her personal and professional life to enriching the lives of those around her. For 20 years, she ran a small marketing firm in Vacaville that catered to the needs of local businesses and non-profit groups. Rico later decided to close the firm and instead devote her spare time to humanitarian efforts that she was passionate about – art, the empowerment of girls and women, and her community.

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier Issues Statement on Aquatic Weed Abatement Schedule

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Sacramento, CA – Waterways in Contra Costa County will be among the first to be treated for aquatic weeds this year, said Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, commenting on the California Division of Boating and Waterways treatment schedule released Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

Rock Slough, Indian Slough, Coney Island and the San Joaquin River will be among the first locations where herbicides will be used to treat Water Hyacinth and Spongeplant, beginning March 4.

“For over a year, I have held meetings, co-authored legislation, supported augmenting the budget, and worked closely with the division to ensure that my constituents receive the services necessary to maintain a quality of life on the Delta,” said Frazier.

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