(Sacramento) -- Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) rose on the floor of the State Assembly recently to honor the memory of William, "Bill" Stuckey, a San Diego area labor leader for many years who passed away in January 2014. Assemblymember Gonzalez said Stuckey worked on many of San Diego's most noted structures as part of the local ironworkers union and, as business manager of the ironworkers local union, ushered thousands of people into the trade. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said she was excited to hear Governor Jerry Brown’s vision for California in his annual State of the State Address. Assemblymember Gonzalez is especially heartened by her shared commitment with the governor regarding increased education spending and local control for school districts. This is especially important for schools in the San Diego region, which will have more autonomy to move resources to better help lower income students and English learners.
(Chula Vista, CA) - Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), local officials and health care experts fielded questions from a large crowd at a recent Covered California Town Hall & Resource Fair in Chula Vista. The forum focused on the benefits under the Affordable Care Act and how Covered California is implementing the program. Specialists were on hand to provide enrollment assistance to those eligible for the program. Assemblywoman Gonzalez said access to affordable, quality health care – because her mother was a nurse with health benefits – made all the difference when she was growing up and making her way through college. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) -- During an Assembly Insurance Committee oversight hearing Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said she's disappointed with the Economic Development Department's (EDD) response to the delay in payment of continuing unemployment insurance claims. EDD officials say the payment delays were triggered by a major malfunction that surfaced during an upgrade to the computer system at EDD. Assemblywoman Gonzalez said, "The delay caused real anxiety and suffering among unemployed workers and their families. It's unacceptable and it caused a real black eye for how Californians view their state government." Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) - Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) is the new Assemblywoman for the 80th District, which includes portions of the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista and National City in southern San Diego County. She was sworn into office by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez as her children and father watched. "I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve our community in this new role," said Gonzalez. "I am anxious to get to work to help ensure all Californians have the opportunity to pursue good-paying jobs that allow people to take care of their families and create a better future for their children." Assemblywoman Gonzalez fills the vacant seat left by Ben Hueso, who was elected to the state Senate. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.