• Women of Distinction


Friday, March 8, 2019 - 16:15

Women of Distinction graphic with rendering of woman's head

Nomination Form +

It is my pleasure to announce that my office is now accepting nominations for my annual "Women of Distinction 70th Assembly District” recognition ceremony.

I am regularly inspired by the incredible achievements women have made in spite of the barriers to full gender equality. Every year, my office identifies exceptional women from our district during the month of March, which is federally recognized as Women's History Month.

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. The 70th Assembly District includes Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill, and Catalina Island. Categories include: Creative Industries, Business, Community Service, Education, Health Services, Service Industries, and Public Safety.

I will host an event honoring the finalists in March, and I hope you will take a few moments to nominate an outstanding woman. The nomination deadline is March 8th, 2019 and can be submitted by visiting my online nomination form.

Thank you for your assistance, and I look forward to receiving your nominations! If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Marisol Barajas in my office at (562) 429-0470 or Marisol.Barajas@asm.ca.gov.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Asm. O'Donnell escroting Ms. Vong
Group photo with Ms. Vong

Assemblymember O'Donnell honored District 70's Woman of the Year, Vanndearlyn Vong, on the Assembly Floor.

Monday, February 25, 2019

AB 1303 provides students with career options to meet California’s workforce needs

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) has introduced AB 1303 to provide an additional $150 million to K-12 Vocational/Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.

“As a classroom teacher, I have seen firsthand how vocational programs engage students and guide them to success.  Vocational or career technical programs prepare our students for lasting careers and strengthen our California workforce,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

AB 1014 will provide communities earlier notice of hospital closure

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced Assembly Bill 1014 Thursday, which will require hospitals to provide a 180-day public notice before closing or eliminating services. Current law only requires a 30-day notice before closing a hospital and 90 days before eliminating emergency services.