For State Senate, 17th District
Party Preference: Democratic
Occupation: California State Senator Age: 65
Eight years ago, you sent me to Sacramento to make a difference, and I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish together.
Since joining the State Legislature, I’ve authored over 80 bills signed into law by the Governor, including the ground-breaking End of Life Options Act to give terminally ill patients a compassionate way to take control of their own lives – subject to strict guidelines.
After years of hard work with many key partners, the new California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery is scheduled to open this fall. My legislation in Sacramento and ability to secure funding helped break the logjam to honor those who served our nation with a final resting place, fulfilling a promise made over two decades ago.
In Sacramento, we’ve passed balanced, on-time budgets six years in a row and put the State’s fiscal house in order. We’ve made great strides toward tackling our State’s pension obligations while restoring critical funding to education, healthcare, and public safety.
I’ve earned the highest ratings from the California Labor Federation, the California League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, and the Consumer Federation of California.
While our economy has recovered since the Great Recession, we must continue to focus on creating jobs by strengthening the backbones of our local economy: agriculture, tourism, and our educational institutions.
That’s why I’m asking you to send me to the State Senate for another term.
Please visit www.billmonning.org. I’d be honored by your vote on November 8th. Thank you.