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Re-elect John Laird for Senate 2024

Dear Friends, 

When I ran for the Senate in 2020, I promised to hit the ground running and that’s exactly what I have done. I’m working hard for the Central Coast, with tens of millions of dollars secured for important priorities in the 17th Senate District. Since being elected to the Senate, I’ve moved 46 bills to Governor Newsom’s desk that were signed into law. Some of the issues I’ve addressed through legislation include:

  • Climate change - sea level rise, coastal resilience, data forecasting, flood protection and greenhouse gas emissions tracking

  • Protections against excessive rents for mobile home residents

  • Services for foster youth who attend community college

  • Funding to reduce flood risks on the Pajaro River

  • Survival benefits for families of fallen officers

  • Saving Watsonville Community Hospital

  • Fentanyl overdose reversal drugs

Through the State Budget, I’ve been able to support important local needs. Some examples include funding to:

  • Support for public schools so they could reopen after pandemic lockdowns, including support to address the learning loss of students during the pandemic

  • Assist Cal Poly with rebuilding its Swanton campus facilities on the North Coast

  • Address issues related to homelessness in Santa Cruz

  • Ensure continued support for food banks

I’m energized to continue to meet the challenges, as well as the opportunities, we face on the Central Coast and in California. I hope to earn your vote.

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