Press Releases

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on the Governor’s FY 2017-18 May Revision:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to allow Long Beach Unified School District to administer the SAT instead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessment passed out of the Assembly Education Committee yesterday on a 7-0 vote. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

(Sacramento) - Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) addressed animal rights activists, caregivers and business owners gathered at the Capitol to mark the passage of the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act from the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

(LONG BEACH) Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying outstanding local teachers to honor at his 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R – Templeton) to support career technical education was passed unanimously by the Assembly Education Committee today.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Vote Rejects Governor’s Proposal to End the Middle Class Scholarship

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on his vote to protect the Middle Class Scholarship as part of the Degrees Not Debt legislative package:

“The Governor’s attempt to eliminate the Middle Class Scholarship is an assault on the middle class and I am proud to stand with my colleagues in the Legislature in defense of hard working families. In a time of increasing economic disparity, the Middle Class Scholarship creates a level-playing field where everyone has a chance to succeed. I am committed to ensuring middle-income students have the financial support to pursue the goals they and their families have worked so hard to achieve.”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) honored Long Beach’s Martha Beatriz Cota on the Assembly Floor yesterday as the 70th District’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. Cota founded Latinos In Action in 2009 and has served as its Executive Director since its inception, encouraging parents to engage in civic participation and leadership development to foster the next generation of Latino leaders.