New district staff ready to serve constituents
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), who has represented Assembly District 11 since 2012, announces staff additions for his district offices and his committee assignments for the new session.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to continue to serve the people of the 11th Assembly District,” Frazier said. “The new session under a new governor will provide new opportunities to serve the district, including increasing protection of the Delta, assisting veterans, improving transportation and expanding opportunities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled population. I am especially excited to announce new members of my district staff, whose talents, education and experience will help Team Frazier achieve a new level of service for the communities I represent.”
11th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
The 11th Assembly District encompasses a large portion of central Solano County, Eastern Contra Costa County and a sliver of southern Sacramento County along the Sacramento River. It includes Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Elmira, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.
Assemblymember Frazier maintains two district offices, in Solano and Contra Costa counties. These offices provide a variety of constituent services, including help with the DMV, accessing veterans’ benefits, obtaining unemployment or disability insurance, state taxes, complaints about state agencies, guidance and information on state programs, and other issues or concerns.
The Fairfield District Office is located at 1261 Travis Blvd, Tel: (707) 399-3011, Fax: (707) 399-3030. The Brentwood District Office is located inside City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Tel: (925) 513-0411, Fax: (925) 513-3511.
The District offices are open from 9-5 weekdays (closed major holidays). However, the main role of district staff is to attend events in the district with or on behalf of Assemblymember Frazier, so it is advised to call and schedule an appointment to ensure staff is available to assist you.
Jennifer Quallick comes on board as Team Frazier’s district director. She is well-known in Contra Costa County, having served as a district representative for District 2 County Supervisor Candace Andersen. In addition to her 10-plus years at the county, Quallick has extensive experience in the deployment of wireless telecommunications networks, the homebuilding industry and operations and marketing. As district director, Quallick will provide a visible and valuable link between elected officials and the public, acting as a representative and liaison for Frazier with the many groups active in the District. Quallick holds a B.A. in communications from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Sean Kearns has recently joined Team Frazier as field representative for Contra Costa and Sacramento counties. Kearns, a recent college graduate, served as a Congressional district intern, where he organized district events and researched district issues, including air quality, water quality and redevelopment. Kearns is particularly interested in protecting the Delta, increasing development of affordable housing and expanding employment opportunities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled.
Doriss Panduro joins Team Frazier as the field representative for Solano County. Born and raised in Fairfield, Panduro is a graduate of Holy Spirit School in Fairfield and Justin-Siena High in Napa. She started college at Solano Community College, then earned a B.A. in International Relations and later received her master’s degree in public affairs. She is deeply involved in the local community. She is the immediate past president of the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Voces Unidas de Solano, a local grassroots organization that offers resources and a voice to underserved populations.
Karen Nolan is a veteran staff member of Team Frazier. Starting in January she takes on a new role as Frazier’s constituent caseworker, providing assistance to AD 11 residents as they interact with state agencies and departments. A retired journalist with a degree from the University of Missouri, Nolan most recently worked at the Vacaville Reporter. Her career also included work as a writer and editor at community newspapers in Lodi, Vallejo, Hemet, Escondido and Vacaville.
Assemblymember Frazier’s Capitol office is located on the 3rd Floor of the East Wing, Room 3091. His Capitol Staff is headed by Chief of Staff Jennifer Barton, a Fairfield resident who has worked for Frazier since 2012, when he first joined the Assembly, starting as his district director. Barton supervises overall operations at the Capitol and in the District.
Capitol staff includes veteran Team Frazier staff members Marc Engstrom, legislative director; Jennifer Thommen, scheduler; Andrew Bird, communications director; and legislative consultants Charles Dulac and Amber Garcia.
Frazier returns as chair of the powerful Assembly Transportation Committee, a position he has held since 2014. He also serves on the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1, Health and Human Services; the Insurance Committee; and the Veterans Affairs Committee.
He is expected to be reappointed as chair of the Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon makes those committee appointments later this year.
Frazier is co-chair of the Delta Caucus and is a member of the Bay Area and Environmental caucuses, among others. In addition, he serves on the California Transportation Commission, the Delta Conservancy board, State Public Works Board, California Commission on Disability Access and the board of Impact Teen Drivers.
Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.
CONTACT: Andrew Bird (916) 319-2011 Andrew.Bird@asm.ca.gov