Press Releases

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Today in a rare event, the Assembly convened as a Committee of the Whole on the State Budget and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) took his allotted time to tell his colleagues that he is strongly opposed to the drastic cuts in senior programs proposed in Governor Newsom’s May Revise state budget.

“The cuts to senior programs in this state budget revision completely ignores the value of prevention and are extremely short-sighted,” said Wood. “Maintaining these key preventive and assistance programs for seniors don’t just save the state money, they save lives.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood have been diligently working with county officials to ensure rural Californians are not left behind in coronavirus testing deserts as the state boosts the number of testing sites. 

Currently, there are over 700,000 Californians who still aren’t within an hour’s drive of a testing site after a commitment was made by the state that all Californians will be within a one-hour drive of a site. Obviously, this is unacceptable to both the Assemblymember and Senator.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO—Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, signed by a bipartisan group of 50 legislators, asking the state of California to assure funding for rural counties that have been left out of federal COVID-19 assistance programs because their populations are smaller than 500,000. Legislators are hearing from many smaller local governments about the financial impact the COVID pandemic has had on the counties and cities they represent.

Friday, April 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO—Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) asks the public to raise their awareness of the dangers of domestic violence and sexual assault, especially during this time when people are being asked to shelter in place.

Monday, March 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO--“I applaud Governor Newsom and all the health care professional leaders who came together to develop temporary flexibility expanding their current areas of practice, extending the ability for all of them to maximize their ability to meet the need during this crisis,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) applauds the final emergency relief package that just passed in the United States Senate.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO–This Friday, March 27, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) will be donating blood at a Community Blood Drive at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

“Working with Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), this blood drive booked up in less than a half hour after we all began promoting it and shows how willing people are to do whatever they can do to help during this crisis,” said Wood.