April 19, 2016

Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in the 32nd District Young Senators Leadership Program. This program is a unique opportunity for high school seniors to learn about government services, the legislative process, and receive experiences that may enhance your decision to pursue a career in public service.

In the News

April 18, 2016

Posted:   04/16/2016 12:00:00 PM PDT

There is a gaping loophole in California's laws that govern the conflict-of-interest conduct of public officials. The Legislature should eliminate it as soon as possible.

It's important to ensure that those we choose to be our political leaders, whether by election or appointment, have a clear set of standards that ensure they are not tempted to place the financial interests of their children or some other close relative ahead of those of the people who have entrusted them with the office.

In the News

April 18, 2016

By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News

Posted: 04/12/16, 4:17 PM PDT

Aren’t there people in your immediate family other than your spouse or partner whose financial well-being you have an extraordinary interest in?

Press Release

April 15, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Cerritos College and others to host a free citizenship fair on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Norwalk.

The fair will be at the Excelsior High School Gymnasium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650.

What:   Citizenship Fair

When:   Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Excelsior High School Gymnasium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650

Press Release

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

April 13, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the Senate Education Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 9 to 0. The bill now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Press Release

Senator Tony Mendoza, Richard Simpson, & Dr. David Plank to Provide Update on State of Education in California

April 7, 2016


Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and member of the Senate Education Committee, will deliver the “2016 State of Education Address” on Friday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m. to Los Angeles area superintendents, teachers, school board members, and education leaders.

In the News

April 7, 2016

By Patrick McGreevy

The state Senate voted Thursday to expand a law that requires public officials to disclose when they have a conflict of interest and to recuse themselves from voting on a government contract involving a relative.

The law currently identifies a conflict of interest as a situation in which a public official votes on a contract involving a spouse.

Press Release

SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

April 7, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 38 to 0. Senate Bill 1011 now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

SB 1011 will strengthen conflict of interest law by expanding the definition of family and what constitutes a financial conflict of interest for public officials when voting on government contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member.