Responding to the California mass shootings

Tragically, my focus on gun violence prevention became more sickeningly relevant after the soul-numbing massacres in Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay and Oakland over the last three days. In 2023, there have

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Hitting the ground running in Sacramento!

Despite the airline and weather problems that have been plaguing travelers across the nation, I made it safely to my first two floor sessions, representing you in the California State

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Working for you as a new State Senator!

What a joyous beginning!  Last week I was sworn into my new role as your state senator at our capitol in Sacramento, surrounded by my senate colleagues, family and friends.  The

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My final letter to you as Mayor

Woah! It’s the holiday season already! Please allow me to be the first (or just the latest) person to wish you a happy holiday. For the last eight years, I’ve written

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An exciting future, and a poignant farewell

This is a truly marvelous time – unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Things are moving at warp speed now that I’m officially your senator-elect for the 38th District. I feel a

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We did it!

Last night, my opponent conceded the election, and I’m so glad that the victory we’ve all been working so hard for is finally here! I am tremendously grateful to be

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Our lead has increased to over 10,000 votes!

Our lead has now passed the 10,000-vote threshold! This is gratifying news as the updates continue to trend in the right direction. Yesterday, the registrars in both Orange and San Diego counties

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