Senate District 33

Senator Lena Gonzalez

Welcome! I’m Senator Lena Gonzalez and I represent the 33rd District. The 33rd District represents nearly 1 million residents of Los Angeles County, including Long Beach, and the Southeast Los Angeles cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, South Gate, and part of Los Angeles.

I’m honored to represent the working people of the 33rd District who drive California’s economy, from the Port of Long Beach to the transportation corridor that links California to the rest of the country. Please do not hesitate to contact my capitol or district office for assistance with state agencies or to voice your opinion about matters facing the legislature.

State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

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May 10, 2024

Sacramento, Calif. – Majority Leader Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise today:

"Today, the Governor’s May Revise marks another step in the process toward delivering an on-time and balanced budget for the people of California. As early forecasts last year indicated a budget deficit, discussions between the Legislature and the Governor have been ongoing to safeguard essential programs and services while making strides to reduce the deficit. Preliminary budget actions earlier this year addressed a $17 billion shortfall. I look forward to continuing the dialogue with my colleagues and the Governor's office to reconcile the budget and advance innovative, cooperative, and effective solutions that will benefit our communities.”

May 06, 2024

As a child, she played hide and go seek, enjoyed playing Nintendo or building treehouses. She dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling the world as a Globe-Trotter, and now she’s the most powerful woman in California politics.

Her name is Lena Gonzalez, representing the 33rd District in the State Senate. A few months ago, she was named the leader of the Democratic majority in Sacramento. Born in Torrance, she comes from a migrant family; her mother was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Although the senator has a lot of responsibilities, duties, and power resting on her shoulders, all that doesn’t seem to affect her humility or that transparent big smile. It’s not just any ordinary smile; it’s clear and transparent but full of sincerity.

April 29, 2024


While the climate crisis has many factors that play a role in the exacerbation of the environment, some warrant more attention than others. From plastic pollution to food waste and deforestation, Earth Month brings with it a range of environmentally focused events and campaigns. We are all encouraged to come together to support and amplify environmental advocacy work, and focus on solutions to give our planet a healthier future.

On this week’s “In Focus SoCal,” Spectrum News’ Ariel Wesler spoke with California state Sen. Lena Gonzalez, who represents the 33rd District and serves as the state’s Senate majority leader. She authored the Climate Resilient Schools Act — known as SB 118 — which is going to equip schools with the tools to protect students and educators from the impacts of climate change.

“With over 1,000 school districts and over 10,000 school facilities, we know that we need a master plan for climate resiliency across our California schools to keep children and faculty healthy,” said Gonzalez. “And so that means is we want to decarbonize buildings, putting electrical HVAC systems, adding urban yards, ensuring that the building from left to right is all decarbonized.”

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