Press Releases

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), partnering with California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, introduced AB 824 to stop pharmaceutical companies from pocketing billions in profits by using a “pay-for-delay” practice that results in an extension of their patents on brand name drugs beyond what Congress intended when it passed the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today we saw what leadership looks like. Gov. Gavin Newsom was fearless identifying the many issues we face in California and held nothing back as he told us what he wants to do about them.

Monday, February 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO—On January 16, Will Tesconi joined Assemblymember Jim Wood’s Santa Rosa district office as Field Representative. Wood is a Democrat, representing the 2nd Assembly District which includes Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Mendocino counties plus northern and coastal Sonoma County. Wood maintains three district offices in Santa Rosa, Ukiah and Eureka; the Eureka office supports Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity counties.

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), chair of the Assembly Health Committee, introduced AB 290, legislation that would prevent dialysis companies from increasing their already excessive corporate profits through a scheme to bankroll patients’ health care premiums.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jim Wood provided this statement on CAL FIRE’s Report on cause of Tubbs Fire:

Friday, January 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jim Wood provided this statement on the introduction of Governor Gavin Newsom’s first state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

This budget puts people first. His emphasis on Education and Health and Human Services is inspiring and focuses on helping people, especially low- and middle-income families. He continues former Governor Brown’s cautious approach, anticipating slowing growth for the next several years, but has created a vision for California and a way to get there.

Monday, December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Today, the first day of the 2019-20 legislative session, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 38 to respond to devastation caused by the severity of California’s wildfires.

“We must confront this issue head on to make sure our policy reflects the increasing crisis of climate change and do everything we can to protect Californians and our communities from the wreckage that has resulted from these fires,” said Wood.