News Stories

Sen. Hertzberg Connects With South Korea on Arirang News (Global Insight)

April 16, 2021

As California continues to lead in a variety of industries, it's important that we stay connected to other corners of the world in order to network, collaborate and grow. My sincere thanks to Arirang News and Global Insight for having me on your program to talk infrastructure, drought resiliency and a lot more!

Virus and the Valley

Working For Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

April 15, 2021

A big part of what drives my work is looking at the big picture. As you may know, my legislative bill package this year seeks to resolve many ongoing challenges in California, from improving care for homeless people and their pets, developing stronger drought resiliency plans, and more. Criminal justice reform is incredibly important to me, and I am continuing this fight for fairness during the current legislative season.

News Stories

Can California fix long waits in jail? These bills may help

April 13, 2021

A CalMatters investigation found that at least 1,300 people have been locked in county jails for longer than three years awaiting a trial or sentencing.

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Majority Leader Hertzberg Provides Statement Regarding Decision on Fracking Bill

April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to today’s vote on SB 467:


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April 2, 2021


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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