By the time she launched her own campaign, Cervantes had pounded the pavement so much that some voters remembered her as the one who had registered them to vote. In just two years, her district flipped from one where Republicans had a 5-point advantage to one where, today, Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3.5 percentage points.
One alumna who certainly took Victorino’s sentiment to heart? State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, who graduated from UCR in 2009 and now represents California’s 60th District.
During a keynote address, Cervantes emphasized the importance of women having the courage to blaze trails while simultaneously using their successes to elevate the women around them.
Noting that Cervantes did not vote to extend California’s Cap-and-Trade Program, Rendon said: “With Sabrina, she’s not sort of an ideologically rigid member. She votes for things on a case-by-case basis... and I think her voters recognize that and I think they’ll reward her with another term.”
Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, 60th District, led the effort to secure a $2 million allocation to build a Veterans Resource Center at Norco College. The allocation was approved by the state budget in June – the only one of its kind statewide.
In response, our legislative delegation mobilized on our behalf. I would personally like to express my gratitude to all of the members of the delegation, but especially to Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside; Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Jose Medina, D-Riverside; Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia; Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, Rancho Mirage; Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona. These individuals proved to be extremely effective advocates for UC Riverside and Inland Southern California.
Six years of lobbying, frustration and fears of lost cityhood came to an end in Jurupa Valley on Friday, May 12, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill restoring millions of dollars in vehicle license fees to four fledgling cities in Riverside County.
Corona – As part of National Nutrition Month, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes visited Corona High School for a Kitchen Tour to learn more about our nutrition program.
Sacramento – Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) introduced legislation which will help ensure access to recovery and rehabilitation programs for veterans who are battling substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other service-related disorders.
Sacramento — The California Grocers Association announced their co-sponsorship and full-fledged support for Assembly Bill 1326, by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). The measure, co-authored by Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), will aggregate the dollar value of certain property crimes, such as shoplifting and check fraud, with a felony being charged if a suspect’s total dollar value from such crimes surpasses $950 in a 12-month period.
SACRAMENTO—One week after California’s state bar leader declared a “crisis” in legal education due in part to a decline in student applicants, a first-year lawmaker has introduced legislation endorsing the creation of a new law school at UC Riverside.