Assemblywoman Melendez responds to Governor Brown’s 2017-18 budget proposal

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, (R – Lake Elsinore), released the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2017-18 state budget. “I commend the governor for not increasing spending in his proposal,” Melendez said. “However, it is unacceptable that he does not prioritize investing in our roads and paying down our wall […]

California’s Capitol, a state treasure

Working in the Capitol building is a wonderful privilege. The building is much more than just a seat of government; it’s a living museum of California history. California’s state capital was permanently moved to Sacramento in 1854, after temporarily locating in other cities including Vallejo, San Jose and Benicia. The current Capitol building was completed between […]

Serving the 75th Assembly District

Assisting district residents with problems trying to navigate California’s massive bureaucracy is one of my primary responsibilities as your representative in Sacramento. Here’s a review of some of the ways my office has assisted residents over the past year. While my California Capitol office deals largely with legislation and policy issues, my Assembly District office […]

Back to Sacramento

Eighty State Assembly Members and 40 State Senators will begin the new legislative session Jan. 4. Over 2,000 bills are likely to be introduced in the next few weeks. Thankfully, most will not be controversial. With some exceptions, all legislation must be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel by Jan. 20 with the final submission date of Feb. 17 for […]

Waldron reappointed as Assembly Republican floor leader

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) announced that she had been reappointed as floor leader by Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes last week. Waldron, who was first elected in November 2012 has previously served as floor leader for the 2015-2016 legislative session and Minority Whip in the 2013-14 session. “I am grateful to serve my […]

Melendez hits ground running to start 3rd term

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, wasted no time beginning her third term as the representative for the 67th Assembly District by introducing legislation, Assembly Bill 27, to classify rape of an intoxicated or unconscious victim as a violent felony. Under current law, nearly all forms of rape and sexual penetration of an intoxicated […]

Safeguarding our elections will protect voter registration data

The first bill I introduced this session deals with voter security. On Dec. 5, during the Legislature’s organizational session, I introduced Assembly bill 4 or AB 4, the Voter Integrity Protection Act. The act will verify and protect voter registration data to ensure that changes made online to voter information have actually been made by […]

Waldron introduces ‘Voter Integrity Protection Act’

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Marie Waldron has introduced Assembly Bill 4, known as the ‘Voter Integrity Protect Act,’ a cyber-security defense bill which will verify and protect voter registration data to ensure that voter information changes and updates are actually made by the voter.  Security of personal information, especially the integrity of a fundamental right as […]

The new session is beginning

The new legislative session begins Dec. 5, when 80 newly elected and returning Assembly-members are sworn in at the State Capitol. During this ceremonial event, the Secretary of State presents a “Certificate of Election,” stating that all members have been duly elected, and members rise to take the oath, in which we swear to “support and […]

Assemblywoman Melendez gives legislative update at EWDC luncheon

Assemblywoman Melendez gives legislative update at EWDC luncheon

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-67th District) was the keynote speaker at the Lake Elsinore Valley Economic Workforce Development Committee luncheon held Nov. 17 at the Diamond Club at Lake Elsinore Stadium. Melendez gave a brief legislative update and entertained questions and held a conversation with the group. “We lost three seats in the Assembly,” started Melendez, […]

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