A Record of Service to the San Fernando Valley

As your representative in the California Assembly, I am grateful every day to fight for the issues that matter to the San Fernando Valley. As a fourth generation Valley resident, I am committed to improving our economy and bringing greater opportunity to our community.

I was raised in the Valley by my single mother who taught me everyday about the importance of giving back to our community. I commuted to UCLA from my home in the Valley and worked nights and weekends at City Walk to help pay my tuition.

For eight years, I fought to make government work for Valley residents by serving as Chief of Staff to Congressman Brad Sherman. In this position I helped thousands of Valley residents and businesses solve problems with the federal agencies. I also had the opportunity to be involved with my community as an active volunteer, serving on the board of several local non-profit organizations, including the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, the Valley Cultural Center, Phoenix House Juvenile Drug Rehabilitation Academy and the House of Hope.

Today, I am honored to serve the West San Fernando Valley as the Assembly Member representing the 45th District. In Sacramento, I have worked to improve California’s business climate, create jobs, restore the state's primary and higher education systems, protect our environment and improve access and affordability of health care. 

As Chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Banking and Finance, I have passed legislation to protect consumers and increase access to financial services.

I have also:

  • passed legislation to protect our animals.
  • authored legislation to ensure dignity for our seniors.
  • worked with my colleagues to pass legislation to combat climate change and protect our waterways.
  • supported efforts to improve funding to our K-12 and UC and CSU systems.
  • voted to protect a woman’s right to choose and supported legislation to prevent gender discrimination in the workplace.

I have made it a priority to remain accessible to my constituents holding frequent town halls.  I look forward to working with you, as we fight to improve the Valley and California