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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March 26, 2024
March 21, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Recent reports indicate the projected budget shortfall has grown by an additional $15 billion, resulting in a potential shortfall range from $38 billion to $53 billion. 

The Senate’s early action plan would reduce the shortfall by over $17 billion.

This immediate action takes the shortfall range down to a more manageable $9 billion to $24 billion and enables final budget negotiations later in the year to focus on closing the remaining gap while working to protect the progress to core programs that California has made in recent years.

March 19, 2024
March 07, 2024

Appointment to California Senate Majority Leader: Gonzalez was appointed to the role of Senate Majority Leader on Feb. 8. Her new responsibilities will include keeping the rest of the democratic caucus abreast of legislative tasks for each day, as well as scheduling business on the senate floor. 

Climate Resilient Schools Act: Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) has put forth Senate Bill 1182, known as the Climate Resilient Schools Act, aiming to fortify California’s schools against climate change impacts, while lowering their greenhouse gas emissions. 

February 17, 2024

Senate Majority Leader Lena Gonzalez introduced a bill this week that would require the state to create a master plan for climate resilient schools. SB 1182, The Climate Resilient Schools Act, would coordinate state-wide action to provide schools with clear information, direction and support to adapt and modernize their facilities and operations in alignment with the state’s climate adaptation, decarbonization, and extreme heat goals, while also ensuring the state is positioned to utilize new federal incentives resulting from the Inflation Reduction Act for clean energy upgrades.

February 14, 2024

“The Climate Resilient Schools Act will help protect our students and frontline communities from the adverse impacts of the climate crisis while simultaneously addressing the crisis itself,” said Majority Leader Gonzalez (D-Long Beach). “It is a timely opportunity we simply cannot miss, especially as our state benefits from federal funds that can be utilized to construct sustainable schools, minimize pollution, and ensure our students remain healthy and safe as they learn, despite the challenges posed by climate change. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature as the bill progresses through the legislative process and into committee hearings in the upcoming weeks.”

February 08, 2024

“I am deeply honored to be appointed as the new Senate Majority Leader alongside Pro Tem McGuire. Through my nearly five years as a Senator representing Long Beach and Southeast Los Angeles, my top priority has been to uplift the voices of all Californians through meaningful legislation, especially for our most underserved communities.

I look forward to this new opportunity to serve the diverse and dynamic Democratic caucus members who will continue to deliver on the progress we’ve built together on the environment, healthcare access, housing, equity, justice, and beyond. Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to Pro Tem Mike McGuire for providing me this opportunity to partner with him as we strive to make California a better place for all.”

February 05, 2024

“Equitable access to healthcare for all communities, including our Latino and Indigenous communities, is extremely important,” said Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach). “The Latino and Indigenous Health Disparities Reduction Act acknowledges the unique hurdles these communities face and offers a solution to help improve their health outcomes. SB 1016 will update our state health data to reflect the diversity of our communities and ensure that no one is left behind."