Working Together

For over a decade, BART made no progress on a proposed second garage at the east Dublin/Pleasanton BART station

Thanks to a collaborative effort, the garage will become a reality.

Working in conjunction with the City of Dublin, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker obtained the funding from the state; Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty provided the county land for the garage.

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California Parks and Recreation Society Endorses Baker for Re-Election

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced today that the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) endorsed her for re-election to the 16th Assembly District.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of CPRS and I am grateful for their recognition of my work to protect our environment and promote strong stewardship of our parklands,” said Baker.

All Californians Should Agree: Get Guns Away From Criminals and Mentally Ill

In California, we have some of the nation’s strongest gun laws. Even so, too little attention is directed to a large problem: criminals and mentally ill people who illegally own guns.

We should all be able to agree that some people shouldn’t be allowed to own a firearm — convicted felons, domestic abusers and people who have serious mental illness.

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Assemblywoman Catharine Baker’s Campaign Announces Dozens of Democrat, Independent, and Republican Local Endorsements

(San Ramon) – Today, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker’s campaign for re-election to State Assembly announced more than three dozen endorsements from Democrat, Independent, and Republican local county and city elected officials.

Don't Open Up California's Coast to Oil Drilling

When I was pregnant with our twins, my husband and I took a trip down Highway 1, traveling from the Bay Area to Santa Barbara. A park ranger took one of our favorite pictures, one of us with California’s iconic coastline in the background. Fast forward a few years to when our twins were on spring break. We took another drive down California’s coast, capturing a favorite picture of the kids together in about the same place. Like hundreds of millions of people who have lived near or visited California’s coastline, we have built happy memories from the one-of-a-kind beauty of our state.

President Trump recently released a plan to open those coastal waters to new oil and gas leases. The administration should shelve its plan and protect California’s coastline.

Protect Poor Kids' Health Care

In recent years, our state elected officials have worked across the aisle to improve health care coverage for vulnerable Californians. Together, we have ensured more patients are able to see a doctor, have expanded dental care for low-income children and have improved the efficiency of our health care system.

Unfortunately, that progress is in danger due to federal gridlock, and the consequences will hit California’s lower-income children and pregnant women especially hard.


GOP Offers Alternative to Democrats Transportation Plan

Bay Area drivers know all too well how desperately we need to improve our transportation infrastructure. Roads and bridges are crumbling. Despite this, transportation has not been a priority.

Although state spending increased by $9 billion over the last two years alone, and $36 billion over five years, not one additional dime of that increased spending has gone toward transportation. Worse, the Legislature has raided billions in transportation funds year after year. This needs to change.

End of Life Option Act is Optional

Last year’s the End of Life Option Act (AB X2-15) was one of the most thoroughly analyzed and debated measures to have gone through the legislative process. The public, the press, all stakeholders and both houses of the Legislature were fully engaged from the introduction of the measure to the signature by the governor. This historical decision, with actual life and death consequences, was not taken lightly.

Connecting BART to ACE Train Must Become a Priority

For the sake of future economic growth and mobility in the Bay Area, we must connect BART to the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) in the Tri-Valley.

One of our greatest threats as a region is increasing traffic congestion. Today, too many people spend too much time in their cars and too little time with their families.

Jobs will leave the Bay Area if we fail to connect our region’s employment centers with neighborhoods where workers can actually afford to live.