SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) today announced the formation of the Central Coast Legislative Caucus. Addis will be chair of the caucus for the 2023-24 session. Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) will be vice-chair for that same period.
The goals of the Central Coast Legislative Caucus are to raise the profile of the Central Coast in the Legislature and to identify and prioritize issues important to the region for caucus advocacy before state and federal government.
"I'm thrilled to join my colleagues to celebrate and protect what makes the Central Coast great," Addis said. "From Ventura County to Santa Cruz, our resilient coastal communities add so much to California's cultural and economic fabric – it's well past time that our state representatives join together to advocate for our region's unique needs."
"Born and raised on the Central Coast, it is my honor to serve as the Vice Chair of the Central Coast Caucus," Limón said. "From supporting our diverse communities to building up our economy, the Central Coast Caucus will be critical in championing the issues that our region holds most dear."
Aside from Addis and Limón, the following members are in the inaugural Central Coast Legislative Caucus: Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced), Senator Henry Stern (D- Calabasas), Assemblymember Gail Pellerin (D-Santa Cruz), Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Assemblymember Gregg Hart (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks).
CONTACT: Jim Evans, 916-319-2030