Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer Recongnizes 59th Assembly District Teacher For Outstanding Achievement

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  – On Monday August 12th, Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer recognized Manuel Nava as the Students First All Star Teacher of the Year for the 59th Assembly district.

“Manual Nava’s leadership skills and passion for improving the life of his students have set him apart from the rest of his colleagues and have propelled him to not only become a great teacher but a leader in education across California,” said Jones-Sawyer.

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Education Reform Bills Pass State Assembly

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Last week, the Assembly approved two important education reform bills that passed on a bipartisan vote.

AB 549 strengthens school safety by encouraging school districts to clearly define the roles of specified school faculty on campus, including police officers and mental health professionals.

Jones-Sawyer Announces $100 million in additional funding for California’s judicial system

(SACRAMENTO)  Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the California State Assembly’s Sub-Committee # 5 on Public Safety, announced the committee’s approval of  $100 million  in increased funding to establish fiscal accountability and transparency of the state’s judicial system.

“This funding will help restore the access of the public to the judicial system” said Jones-Sawyer. “The lack of funding for court interpreters, court reporters, clerks and court staff to assist in everything from filing court documents to providing information, has created devastating delays of time, familial disruptions and continued fiscal hardships.”

Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Takes Oath as Assemblymember in 59th Assembly District

(SACRAMENTO) – Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) today was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the newly 59th Assembly District that includes the communities of South Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, and Huntington Park and Walnut Park. The ceremony was held on the floor of the State Assembly in the State Capitol at noon.

“I am honored to serve as the Assemblymember from the 59th Assembly District,” said Jones-Sawyer. “I will use the trust placed in me every day to work on behalf of my constituents.”