Fletcher Hills Little League’s Opening Day
On March 3, I attended Fletcher Hills Little League’s opening day ceremony. I was sorry the game was rained out, but it was still great to meet with coaches, players, and other volunteers… Click to read more
March is Women’s History Month during which we recognize and reflect on the incredible contributions that women have made to make our state and our country a better place. During Women’s history month, as a legislature, we look within our own districts to highlight the women who are the pillars of our community and name one “Woman of the Year.” It was my privilege to introduce the Woman of the Year in my district, Paula Jansen of Lakeside, to the State Senate on March 12… Click to read more
The 14-time and 2017-18 Pacific Division Champion San Diego Sockers is our own indoor soccer team full of incredible athletes. I played soccer in high school and love the Sockers, so I was ecstatic to be invited to play at the San Diego Sockers All-Star Celebrity Halftime Game on March 3. Before the game, I was on Fox 5 to give a preview of the game. Thank you to Troy Hirsch, Sports Director for Fox 5 San Diego, for having me and Boris Pardo of the Sockers, the #1 goalkeeper in the league!… Click to read more
It was a tremendous honor to be selected by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) as Legislator of the Year for 2017. I accepted the award at a ceremony for All-Veterans Capitol Day, which was Wednesday, March 14.
The MOAA has partnered with me to craft legislation that ensures California keeps its promise to veterans, military members, and their families, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished together throughout my eleven years in the state legislature. Last year, we worked together to pass Senate Bill 156 to help non-citizen veterans obtain the citizenship they earned through honorable service in our military… Click to read more
Benjamin Franklin once claimed, “Lost time is never found again,” and I’ve always tried to maximize the time I’m given as a legislator because I want you to get the most out of me as your representative. In order for me to succeed in that mission, I’ve heavily relied on my schedulers, who have an enormous responsibility of handling our most precious resource: time. This job requires intelligence, the highest level of organizational skills, persistence, and an absolute can-do attitude. I am proud to share that my Scheduler, Heather Koszka, was one of the two presenters at the recent Senate scheduler training and shared her knowledge with schedulers that serve other State Senators… Click to read more