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Friday, February 26, 2021

As your State Assemblymember, I would like to share with you recent actions taken by the Legislature and the Governor to support small businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Small Business Assistance Grants

Friday, February 19, 2021

Women of Distinction graphic with rendering of woman's head

Every year, my office identifies exceptional women from our district for my annual "Women of Distinction" recognition ceremony. The ceremony coincides with Women's History Month in March. This year’s celebration will be virtual and will include our 2020 honorees. In particular, I would like to honor the distinguished women who have gone above and beyond in service to others during these difficult times.

We are now accepting nominations for community focused and civically engaged women in the district.

For this award, I invite you to nominate a woman who lives or works in the 70th Assembly District and has made a significant contribution or meaningful impact in our community, especially during these challenging times. The 70th Assembly District includes Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill, and Catalina Island. Categories include: Arts, Business, Community Service, Education, Health Services, Service Industries, and Public Safety.

Nominations are now closed. 


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Chair of Assembly Education Committee supports Senate Bill 86 to Ensure In-Person Instruction Resumes

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement on the introduction of Senate Bill 86, the Legislature’s Safe and Open Schools Plan:

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Join me and Congressman Alan Lowenthal for a webinar on financial assistance available for small businesses. Together, we will provide updates and options on the latest relief measures from federal and state agencies.

This event is currently full. If you are interested in further information, please submit your questions to Assemblymember.odonnell@assembly.ca.gov.


Friday, January 15, 2021

Vaccinations get us closer to safer reopening

 As a parent, teacher and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I am working hard to ensure our schools can safely reopen as soon as possible. As early as January 25, Long Beach Unified School District will start vaccinating teachers. LA County is expected to start in about three weeks.

K-12 Teachers