Press Releases

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Statewide Education Leaders to Participate and Testify

(Sacramento) - The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), will be holding a hearing titled “Re-Opening California’s Public Schools for the 2020-21 School Year.” Panelists will address health and safety, instruction, and student support issues related to opening schools for the next academic year.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

State Legislature's Budget Shields Schools from Cuts

Friday, May 22, 2020

Chair of Assembly Education Committee Concerned About Equity

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) criticized the University of California’s decision to eliminate the SAT and ACT as a requirement for admission.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Businesses should be able to open if they have limited capacity, require masks and enforce social distancing

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D - Long Beach) called for the Governor and local county health departments to allow small retail businesses to open if they can enforce safety measures.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Here’s a chance to fight COVID-19 and serve the community

Dear Friends,


The City of Long Beach is partnering with food providers and restaurants for the Great Plates Delivered Program. Thanks to funding from state and federal agencies, meals will be delivered to seniors’ homes, supporting our seniors and local businesses.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

On Tuesday, May 12, Dr. Brian Jersky, Vivian Malauulu, Dr. Otto W. K. Lee and myself held a telephone town hall on higher education. Below is a summary of our discussion on campus closures, remote learning and reopening plans at CSU Long Beach, Long Beach City College and Los Angeles Harbor College

State Update on Higher Education

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Assembly Bill 2932 Ensures Long Beach Sidewalks Are Safe and Accessible for Residents

(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill 2932 authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) passed the Assembly Local Government Committee today. AB 2932 will expedite the construction of sidewalks and make other infrastructure improvements for Long Beach residents.