STOCKTON — Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani is running for the 5th District State Senate seat.
“When the districts were finalized on Monday, it was clear that the new State Senate district would include significant portions of my current Assembly district and presents an opportunity to continue to work on the vital issues I’ve spent the last several years working on in the Assembly,” said Galgiani.
“I am no stranger to the serious issues facing this region,” she said. “We’ve been hit hard by record unemployment and foreclosures, and I want to continue fighting to create good paying jobs, excellent schools and safe communities. In addition, I want to continue my work with Congressman Dennis Cardoza to bring a School of Medicine to the Central Valley so we can improve access to healthcare. These are the reasons that I am declaring my candidacy to represent California’s 5th Senate District.”
A 5th generation Stocktonian, Galgiani has lived and worked in the San Joaquin Valley her entire life. She has become a leader on a variety of issues ranging from protecting the Valley’s agricultural base, Delta protection and water supply, a clean and healthy environment, to high-speed rail, and securing funds for the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. Galgiani was instrumental in securing funding and support for UC Merced as a Legislative Committee consultant on the Development of UC Merced.
Galgiani, a Democrat, currently represents the 17th Assembly District (which reaches from Stockton to Los Banos, and Tracy to Merced) and serves as the Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, and as a member of the committees on Higher Education, Transportation and Governmental Organization. She is also a vice-chair of the California State Legislative Rural Caucus and Outdoor Sporting Caucus.
The new 5th Senate District seat includes parts of Stanislaus, South Sacramento County and all of San Joaquin County.