Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) named Michael Brimer as his 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.

“Michael Brimer has demonstrated unwavering dedication to our country in both his military career and his philanthropic contributions,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Having someone like Michael to offer a helping hand to veterans in my District is an invaluable gift, and I am proud to name him my Veteran of the Year.”

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) made the following statement regarding the Legislature’s approval of the 2015-16 Budget:

“After months of hard work and collaboration between the Legislature and the Governor, I am pleased to see the 2015-16 Budget reflect California’s commitment to fiscal prudence and responsibility.

As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I will continue to work diligently towards an innovative and comprehensive plan to address our state’s most critical transportation needs. Looking into the 2015-16 year, my top legislative priority will focus on building a rational, long-term transportation funding solution that will invest in California and put our state back in business.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) recognized Willy’s Bagels and Blends as Small Business of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.

“Willy’s Bagels and Blends has improved the quality of life for countless individuals in Brentwood,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The appreciation I have for the Richardson family and their devotion to community service cannot be understated. Not only are they an prime example of a quality small business, they also work tirelessly in their philanthropic efforts to bolster morale and comradery in the local community. I am proud to know that this outstanding business resides in my District, and it is my honor to recognize Willy’s Bagels and Blends as Small Business of the Year for 2015.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1369 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been approved on a bipartisan vote of 80-0 on the Assembly Floor. The bill will help ensure that California public schools are able to properly identify students who may have dyslexia.

“Over 5,500 parents statewide have voiced their strong support for this legislation,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The approval of AB 1369 in the Assembly is a promising indication that the Legislature, parents and teachers are passionate about taking those extra steps to foster the academic success of our dyslexic students. I am very proud to carry AB 1369 and I am fully committed to working my hardest in championing this bill until it’s on the Governor’s desk.”

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sacramento, CA Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been appointed by Speaker Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) to serve on the Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Transportation and Economic Development Committee.

“I feel honored to be appointed by Speaker Atkins to be a California representative for this important committee,” said Assemblyman Frazier. “As a former mayor of Oakley, I have always worked hard to foster local economic development and address our region’s most critical transportation needs. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity to create innovative solutions through thoughtful discussion among experts, colleagues and professionals in the Western region.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sacramento, CA Assembly Bill 1029 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed its last hurdle in the Assembly with a bipartisan Floor vote of 76-0. The bill would create a certification process to insure that public resources for veterans are dedicated to the most qualified California Veteran Service Providers.

“Veterans comprise roughly 25 percent of California’s homeless population, an estimated 350,000 men and women who have proudly served our nation,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “When returning service members seek assistance through state services, they deserve peace of mind in knowing that their access to resources comes from a trustworthy provider. This long overdue bill will insure that organizations who serve veterans can properly demonstrate that they are accountable, competent, and meet quality standards.”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was honored as the 2014 Elected Official of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) at an award ceremony in Sacramento.

“I feel fortunate to receive an award for doing work that I’m truly passionate about,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “I have spent a lot of quality time at the state and local level to help reestablish our State as an innovative leader in transportation. As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I look forward to continuing on the path towards enhancing traffic safety, improving highway infrastructure and restoring funding for critically needed projects in California.”

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 revised budget proposal:

“I commend the Governor for his ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility in keeping a balanced budget. Through his leadership, Governor Brown has made great strides in paying down California’s debt, while also making investments in a rainy day fund for the future.

I applaud the Governor’s commitment to working with the Legislature on a transportation funding proposal that would address overdue repairs and maintenance on the state’s highways, roads and freight corridors. This echoes my longstanding concern that we need sustainable funding to address the improvement of our state’s overall transportation infrastructure.

I look forward to collaborating with the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature as we work towards a final budget that properly invests in California and addresses our most critical needs.”

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) presented House Resolution 18 on the Assembly Floor to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“For the past 100 years, the DMV has made it their mission to provide quality service to communities throughout California,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I am proud to recognize the DMV for their hard work and unwavering commitment to motor safety on our roadways.”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sacramento, CA –Assembly Bill 1369 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was approved on a 7-0 vote in the Assembly Education Committee. AB 1369 will help ensure that California public schools are able to properly identify students who may have dyslexia.

“Early identification of dyslexia is extremely important,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “I want to highlight this issue and start a meaningful conversation between parents, teachers and experts so that we can work together towards a solution that will give these students the tools they need for success.”