Past Events

Thursday, June 14, 2018


 

One of the best things I get to do every year is to highlight the military service and civic contributions of a veteran who lives in my district. This year, it is my honor to name U.S. Marine Corps trailblazer and Fairfield community advocate Jesse Branch as the 11th Assembly District Veteran of the Year.

Jesse is someone who offers aid to others before they even think to ask. He is passionate about working with veteran and civic organizations to make a difference in our community.

Soon after moving to Fairfield in 1987, Jesse began working at Solano Community College and was its Community Services Officer for 24 years. In addition, he served on many of its committees and boards, worked with its sports teams and individual players, and was the Athletic Boosters president for more than a dozen years. He was inducted into the Solano College Hall of Fame in 1998 and was recently named Solano Athletic Boosters President Emeritus.

Jesse is also active in Fairfield civic life, serving on the city Community Services Commission and Block Grant Committee, and volunteering with the after-school program. He still serves as a Planning Commissioner, Youth Commission adviser, Senior Center advocate, and house manager for the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts.

In addition, he is the Executive Director of Deacon Ministry and a charter member of Bethel Community Church. He is also the proud father of daughter Tracy and grandchildren Taylor and Jordan.

Like so many veterans, Jesse’s passion for service stems from his 30 years in the military. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from high school in 1951 and soon found himself in Korea where, with the 7th Marines, he took part in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. Throughout his career, he received regular promotions and served at home and abroad, including one tour of duty in Vietnam. In 1977, he was promoted to Battalion Sergeant Major at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona – one of the first African-Americans to hold this highest enlisted rank.

During his military career, Branch also earned a degree in construction engineering through Old Dominion University. By the time he retired in 1981, he had been awarded fourteen medals, including a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He remains an active, lifetime member of VFW Post 2333.

Jesse joins a growing list of veterans I’ve been proud to have tapped for the Assembly District 11 Veteran of the Year honor, including: Jeff Jewell, Derek McGinnis, Janet Wilson, Mike Brimer, Steve Todd and Enrico E. “Rico” Cinquini.

I am pleased to host a public reception in Jesse’s honor. Please join me in honoring this dedicated veteran.

Thursday, June 14

5 to 7 p.m.

Fairfield District Office.

1261 Travis Blvd., Suite 110

To RSVP, please call (707) 399-3011.  Also, my website contains an extensive list of resources and contacts for veterans.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Senior Scam Stopper Flyer

Dear Friends,

Join Team Frazier, the Contractors State License Board, local law enforcement and other government agencies to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft, financial and health care fraud, and home repair scams at our Antioch Senior Scam Stopper seminar.

 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Antioch Senior Center
415 W. 2nd Street
Antioch, CA 94509

 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact my District Office at 925-513-0411.

As always, it is my pleasure to serve you. 

Sincerely,

JIM FRAZIER
Assemblymember, 11th District

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Please join the California Highway Patrol, Salvation Army KROC Center of Suisun City and The Office of Assemblymember Frazier for a FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection Event.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9 a.m. to Noon

The Suisun City Kroc Center
586 E. Wigeon Way
Suisun City, CA 94585

  • Under California law, children must be restrained in a child safety seat until age 8 or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches.
  • Certified National Highway Traffic Safety Administration child passenger safety technicians will offer free inspections of your child’s car seat or booster seat to ensure they are properly installed in your vehicle.

To RSVP, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event. For more information about this event, please call my Fairfield district office at (707) 399-3011.

Safe Travels!!!

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What it means to age is changing. More seniors are staying longer in the workforce. They are focused on their health and wellness and are striving to remain independent as long as possible. They are trying new things and remaining engaged in the community. All of that is to be celebrated in May, which is Older Americans Month.

Unfortunately, one thing has not changed: Unscrupulous people still prey upon the elderly. Each day brings a new scam and a new victim. Too often, that victim is a senior. In fact, 1 in 5 seniors reports having been the victim of fraud.

To combat that, I am proud to join with the Contractors State License Board and the Brentwood Senior Citizen’s Club to bring a free Senior Scam Stopper Workshop to Assembly District 11 this month.

The workshop is open to seniors, their caregivers and family members, as well as anyone who wants to avoid being scammed. Experts will explain the many ways people are commonly ripped off, such as fraud involving home and auto repair, Medicare, foreign lotteries and the mail, as well as outright identity theft. Come with your questions, get tips to protect yourself and your loved ones, and get help if you have been swindled.  

1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017
Brentwood Senior Activity Center
193 Griffith Lane, Brentwood

To RSVP, please call my district office in Brentwood @ (925) 513-0411.