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

Latest News & Videos

May 31, 2022

By Maxine Joselow

Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Today in bizarre climate news, we’re reading about how a man disguised as an old woman threw cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. But first:

Bills in blue states target the fossil fuel industry for climate damage

May 06, 2022

By Laura Anaya-Morga

State and city officials were joined by a group of about a dozen activists and spectators Friday morning to advocate for the reproductive rights of all people and denounce the United States Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

May 03, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – El 3 de mayo de 2022, la Senadora Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de informes de noticias que detallaban un borrador inicial de la opinión de la mayoría de la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. sobre el derecho al aborto:

May 03, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On May 3, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach)  released the below statement following news reports detailing an initial draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion:

April 27, 2022

By Dolores Quintana

Despite the fact that the California Safe Sidewalk Vending Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 946) decriminalized street food vending when former Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, many street food vendors have encountered problems due to the state’s dated food retail code ,as reported by

April 22, 2022

By Mona Holmes

Yesterday, California moved forward with Senate Bill 972, a proposed law designed to ease the health permit process for street food vendors to modernize California’s outdated retail food code. In addition, it should help with public safety and potentially eliminate the fines and legal troubles that vendors experience throughout the state.

April 22, 2022
April 21, 2022

Por Araceli Martínez Ortega

Aunque muchas ciudades a lo largo del estado han legalizado las ventas de los ambulantes, los vendedores de comida en las banquetas siguen operando en la informalidad porque la gran mayoría no han podido obtener sus permisos de salud.

Esta semana fue aprobado en el Comité de Salud Pública del Senado, el proyecto de ley SB 972 de la senadora demócrata de Long Beach, Lena González que propone cambios que resuelvan la compleja red de requisitos que dificultan la capacidad de los vendedores ambulantes para acceder a los permisos y comprar un carrito accesible y liviano, de poco peso.