Press Releases

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez Congratulates Pomona Based Apprenticeship Program On Funding Award

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez congratulates Pomona-based Southern California Roofers and Waterproofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund on being approved for a $537,000 job-training program funded by the Employment Training Panel (ETP).  According to the ETP, the job-training program will update the skills of 600 employees and enable the company to remain competitive in the face of out-of-state competition.

“I am pleased to see state funds being invested in local programs.  Investing in training programs is vital to ensuring companies have the resources they need to be competitive in today’s business climate and to create good-paying local jobs,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez.

Assemblymember Rodriguez Introduces Bill to Honor Emergency Medical Services Workers

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 84 to proclaim the week of May 18th through May 24th as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in California and honor the EMS personnel who dedicate their lives to providing life-saving medical care to others in their time of need.

Emergency Medical Services Week in California will coincide with the 40th Anniversary of National Emergency Medical Services Week. President Gerald Ford signed the first National EMS Week proclamation in 1974 to draw attention to the sacrifice, dedication and commitment of Emergency Medical Personnel.

Assemblymember Rodriguez Marks 20th Anniversary of Northridge Earthquake

SACRAMENTO – As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake this Friday, January 17th, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Chair of the Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, is urging Californians to take this day as an opportunity to both reflect and prepare.  The magnitude 6.7 tremor killed 50 people, injured over 5,000, and caused more than $20 billion in property damage.

“I’m sure that most Southern Californians can recall just where they were and what they were doing when this massive earthquake struck” said Rodriguez.  “I vividly remember watching the devastation on the news and comforting my wife and young children and trying to ease their fears.

Assemblymember Rodriguez Responds to Governor's Budget Plan

(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2014-2015 budget.

“Strong budget reserves are prudent and responsible to build a strong economic foundation for our state.  One of the benefits of working with a recovering economy is that we have the opportunity to make strategic investments in our shared priorities.  I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to craft a budget that is not only fiscally responsible, but also invests in job creation, education, health care, and public safety.

Assemblymember Rodriguez Delivers Toys to Children in Need in Time for Christmas

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) delivered hundreds of toys to children and charitable organizations today just in time for Christmas. Toys were donated by local residents and businesses during Assemblymember Rodriguez’ 1st Annual Holiday Toy Drive.

“I want to do whatever I can to help bring a smile to a child’s face for the holidays,” said Rodriguez. “I am extremely grateful for everyone who donated toys and made this giveaway possible.”

Assemblymember Rodriguez Assigned To Key Legislative Committees

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) announced today that Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has appointed him to serve on several influential legislative committees.   Assemblymember Rodriguez was appointed to serve as Chair of the Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness and as the Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management.

Rodriguez will also serve as a member of the committees on Banking and Finance, Budget Subcommittee #5 on Public Safety, Elections and Redistricting as well as the Water, Parks and Wildlife committee.

Rodriguez Hosts Holiday Turkey Drive

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Freddie Rodriguez hosted a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway in Chino on Tuesday, November 26th. Over 100 meals including turkeys, potatoes, corn, bread and cookies were distributed to organizations benefiting needy families throughout the 52nd Assembly District. The turkeys were generously donated by the Fontana Water Company and additional food items were donated by Superior Foods.

“I am honored to be able to help local charitable organizations and families in need put a warm meal on their tables during this holiday season,” said Rodriguez. “I am thankful to everyone who helped to make this event a success by donating their time and resources to a worthy cause. Too many families are struggling and it is important that we come together as a community to help our neighbors.”

Rodriguez Celebrates Election Victory

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez was sworn in during a community ceremony on Saturday, November 23rd, at his District Office in Chino.  State Senator Norma Torres administered the oath of office to Rodriguez in front of a crowd of several hundred family members, friends, supporters, constituents and local elected officials.

Rodriguez is grateful for the strong showing of community support and said he is looking forward to representing the 52nd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.  He stressed that his top priorities will be to improve access to health care, encourage job creation both locally and throughout California as well as a commitment to preserving public safety.

Rodriguez Takes Oath as Assemblymember for the 52nd District

(Sacramento, CA) – Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) was sworn in today as the newest member of the State Legislature, representing Assembly District 52, which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, and unincorporated portions of Fontana.

“I am honored to represent my lifelong home in the State Assembly,” said Rodriguez. “My first priority is and always will be job creation locally and statewide.  I look forward to serving residents of my community and encourage them to contact me with any legislative questions or concerns.”