Virus and the Valley

Virus and the Valley: Celebrate Safely This Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2020

As you know, over the last few days, the Governor and leading health experts have shown increasing concern that the Coronavirus is spreading throughout California at an alarming rate. With the holiday weekend in our sights, I know the temptation to go out and celebrate with friends and family the way we have always done this time of year is incredibly tempting. But as frustrating as it is for all of us, 2020 is painfully different.  This virus is making clear it is not going away any time soon, so it’s up to each of us to do our part to protect ourselves and our neighbors.

Virus and the Valley

Virus and the Valley: Budget Updates & Other Info

June 30, 2020

We are well into summer, and while we continue to fight COVID-19, even I can feel like some things remain the same from day-to-day. But the good news is, our work has not stopped at the Capitol, and especially in the San Fernando Valley. I look forward to sharing with you the progress we are making in order to ensure that our economy, and our community, is coming back stronger, and more together, than ever.

Virus and the Valley

Virus and the Valley: Keeping You Informed

June 25, 2020

There is a lot of understandable concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the San Fernando Valley, throughout California, and across the country. This is a stark reminder that the battle against this global pandemic is far from over.

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Virus and the Valley: Updates From the Capitol

June 23, 2020

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying well and looking forward to the coming week. As I have mentioned before, it’s important to me and my team that you know what is happening at the State Capitol. Even during this incredible time, my office is getting things done, and I want to share what we’ve been able to accomplish so far for California.


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May 14, 2020


About Senator Hertzberg

Senator Bob Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1996.  He then served as the 64thSpeaker of the California State Assembly, unanimously elected by both parties in 2000 and 2001.

After his tenure as Speaker, Hertzberg set out to the private sector as a clean energy entrepreneur and in 2014, he returned to state government when he was again elected to represent nearly 1 million people in the San Fernando Valley in the California State Senate. This made Hertzberg one of only six lawmakers in California history to serve as Assembly Speaker and subsequently win a seat in the Senate, where he now serves as Majority Leader.

Sacramento columnist, he is “an intense bundle of energy, an all-night negotiator.”

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