Jim Frazier, a former local business owner and developmental disabilities advocate, represents California’s 11th Assembly District, encompassing portions of Solano, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties, and includes the cities, towns, and areas of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis Air Force Base, Vacaville and Walnut Grove. He currently resides in Fairfield.
Frazier became involved in public service after a family tragedy on December 16, 2000, when his two daughters were involved in a head-on auto collision caused by black ice on their way to Lake Tahoe. The accident was fatal for his oldest daughter, and badly injured his younger daughter. Grief-stricken, Frazier worked to help prevent other families from undergoing the same painful experience. In his research, he learned there had been 143 accidents and numerous fatalities on the same two-mile stretch where his daughters' accident had occurred. Frazier succeeded in convincing Caltrans to widen the median and install a new pavement that would prevent black ice from forming on that part of the highway. This unfortunate tragedy sparked Frazier's interest in highway safety and transportation infrastructure improvements, which led to his further involvement in public service.
After serving on the Oakley City Council and as Oakley City Mayor, Frazier joined the Legislature in 2012, and has worked tirelessly ever since to address the challenges Californians face with jobs and the economy, transportation, water and other essential issues. In 2014, Frazier was appointed Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, which oversees issues pertaining to Transit Authority, California Department of Transportation, California Highway Patrol, vehicles, aircraft, vessels, freight and shipping, licensing and registration and drivers licenses. He is also a member on the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee, Budget Sub-1 Committee on Health and Human Services, Insurance Committee, and serves as an Advisory Member of the State Public Works Board.
In 2017, Frazier was appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems and currently serves as the Chair of the Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to shine a light on the IDD population as one of the most underserved groups in California. He serves on the Select Committee on the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement; he is a member of the California Commission on Disability Access as well as the Advisory Commission on Special Education.
Frazier serves as Co-Chair of the Delta Caucus and is a member of the Bay Area Caucus, Legislative Outdoor Sporting Caucus & Mental Health Caucus. He is Assembly Speaker Rendon’s appointee to the Delta Protection Commission and is a strong advocate for protecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta.