The Legislature adjourned for the first half of the 2015-2016 session in September, allowing members to return home to work on issues vital to their districts.
Specifically, the fall break is a time I use to reconnect with the real world outside of Sacramento, including family, friends, and the needs of my small business. Being home gives me the opportunity to meet with individuals and groups here in the district to recap the key issues addressed this year and to forecast major issues on the agenda for next year.
Since we adjourned I have met with civic groups in Escondido and Temecula, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Drought Task Force, which held hearings in Valley Center, and the Philanthropic Education Organization.
I was also very pleased to attend and speak at the San Marcos Veterans Day celebration in Helen Bougher Park.
I participated in the Escondido Veterans Day ceremony in Grape Day Park, where I presented an Assembly
Resolution honoring one of our nation’s wounded warriors.
Additionally, I have held a series of meetings with local leaders to discuss legislative and regulatory issues important to them.
These meetings included representatives from higher education, communications and technology, manufacturing, schools, veterans, the hotel industry, political groups, bio-medicine, local charities, family service organizations, business groups and many more.
Based on these discussions, I have remained in daily contact with my Chief of Staff and Legislative Director in Sacramento as I work on my legislative package for next year.
Rest assured my emphasis remains on serving the people of this beautiful district who have given me the high honor of serving as your representative in Sacramento.