Honored to Be Your New State Senator

This week, I was honored to be sworn in as your California State Senator for our new 32nd Senate District. This district includes cities and communities I care deeply about, many of which I have already been privileged to serve.  

As a lifelong public servant and native Southern Californian, I spent my 35-year career in the fire service and retired in 2015 as a Battalion Chief. After my wife, Denise, and I moved to Murrieta in the ‘90s, I served on Murrieta’s City Council and was honored to served as Mayor four times. 

Prior to my election to the State Senate this November, I represented Southwest Riverside County as Assemblymember for two years. I am excited for the opportunities that come with this new role. 

Some of my legislative priorities this session include public safety, taxpayer protections, Veteran benefits, victims’ rights, government transparency, water, transportation infrastructure, fire management and prevention measures, and economic growth.   

California is facing an economic crisis due to inflation and taxation, and it is the Legislature’s responsibility to take a comprehensive and sensible look at reducing the cost of living and improving quality of life to ensure all Californians and businesses can afford to stay in our beautiful state.  

My team and I have already hit the ground running by introducing my first bill, SB 19, which would establish the California Anti-Fentanyl Abuse Task Force to increase public education and mobilize state and local resources to evaluate best practices for combatting fentanyl abuse. 

Too many Californians are falling victim to criminals who prey on the potency and availability of illicit fentanyl and we must do everything in our power to protect our communities from the spread of this epidemic.  

I am humbled by the faith and trust you have placed in me to be your representative in Sacramento. My priority has always been to serve and fight for important issues that impact our communities, and I will ensure that your voice is represented at the State Capitol. 

My staff and I will be your resource for state agency assistance, legislation information, community recognition requests, and general updates about our State Government. I will continue to send informational email updates, and of course, you will see us around the district. 

Thank you!