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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November 22, 2021
Sacramento, Calif. – Senate Majority Whip Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Former Long Beach District 9 Councilman and Veterans’ Advocate, Val Lerch:
November 15, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) was appointed as an Ex-Officio board member of the California High Speed Rail Authority by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego). Senator Gonzalez currently serves as Chair of the Transportation Committee in the Senate and is the first Latina(o) in over 50 years to serve in this capacity and the only woman in 20 years. 

November 10, 2021
By Rachel Becker
Nations convening at the United Nations climate conference pledged today to end the sale of new gasoline-powered cars in major markets by 2035 and globally by 2040, mirroring California’s plans. 
The nations took another major step: a plan to eliminate sales of trucks and buses that pump out planet warming pollution by 2040. But even though it was inspired by California, the international agreement goes beyond the state’s current mandates, which ramp up sales of zero-emission trucks, starting in 2024. 
California signed on in support of both international agreements. Notably absent from both: the United States government and other major car markets, including China and Germany. 
November 08, 2021
November 07, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement in response to the passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal:

October 28, 2021
By Rachel Becker 
It’s what some are calling the last, best chance for world leaders to agree on how to stop catastrophic climate change, and what others say could be fruitless. Either way, California will be well-represented. 
The 26th United Nations climate change conference will draw global leaders to Glasgow, Scotland this week, including a 23-member official delegation from California led by Gov. Gavin Newsom
The meeting comes as the extreme impacts of climate change continue to pummel California, which saw torrential rains last month even in the midst of a devastating drought. 
October 21, 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation’s largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities.
October 21, 2021

By Alena Maschke

Big box retailers moving product through California will soon have to take a closer look at the company they keep—or pay the price.

A state Senate bill recently signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom speeds up the process for companies who have been found to misclassify drivers to be added to a state blacklist, and places additional liability on customers—largely retailers—who continue to use their services.