Constituent Services

As your representative in the Senate, I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of public service possible.  My staff and I are here to assist you in navigating the labyrinth of state services and to provide you with helpful information.  Listed below are just some of the services my District Offices can provide.  We look forward to hearing from you. 


Casework

We can help you with these issue areas:

  • Medi-Cal
  • Auto insurance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Workers' compensation
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Government forms and applications
  • Complaints about state departments
  • Small business assistance


Legislative Services

In addition to wanting to know your position on issues and/or bills being voted on the Legislature, my office can also provide you with:

  • Copies of legislation and laws
  • Status of legislation
  • Bill summaries
  • Analyses of legislation
  • Legislative committee rosters
  • Information about other Legislators and the legislative process


Community Services

If you have an idea for a local project, or experience a problem with a state agency, my offices can:   

  • Be a conduit between you and governmental agencies
  • Bring state experts to your community for technical assistance, provide advice or hear about issues firsthand
  • Help communicate your concerns to local, state and federal officials
  • Visit your neighborhood or group to discuss state legislation or programs


While my office provides a variety of services, we cannot offer legal assistance or advice.


Referrals

My district staff and I may not always be able to assist you with federal or local issues.  However, in these instances we will refer you to the appropriate government entity to ensure that you receive assistance.  Not sure if your problem is a state, federal or local issue?  Please call my office and we will help you figure it out!


Certificate Requests

If you know of someone being honored for his/her work in Senate District 17, my office can provide a certificate of recognition to acknowledge his/her outstanding achievement.  Please give us at least two weeks prior notice to process your request.


Internships

Throughout the year, I offer internship opportunities to high school, college and graduate students in my district offices.  This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to gain firsthand knowledge about how government works, as well as an opportunity to work on behalf of our local communities.  Interns work on specific projects and assist with general office tasks.  Projects may include collecting, analyzing, and presenting data; assisting constituents; and helping to organize events. Please contact any of my district offices for additional information.