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

February 17, 2022
February 11, 2022
By Phoenix Tso and Caitlin Hernández
State Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) has introduced SB 972, which would reform the state food code to make it easier for sidewalk vendors to obtain permits to sell food.
Organizer Carla De Paz works with Community Power Collective, which has long advocated for this bill. She says it addresses certain requirements for a food vending permit, including having to to use carts with a three-compartment sink.
February 11, 2022
By Laura Anaya-Morga
A state senator introduced a bill Thursday that would support California’s large population of street food vendors by removing barriers that currently prevent them from obtaining food safety permits.
Senate Bill 972, written by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) would revise the California Retail Food Code to reduce illegal vending, protect public health and create a more equitable economy for street vendors.
February 10, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On February 10, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) introduced Senate Bill 972 to help support California’s street food vendors by removing barriers to accessing food vending permits. The bill would help reduce unpermitted vending, protect public health, and create a more equitable economy for women, low-income individuals and people of color who form a major part of the industry and contribute to the State’s economy as micro-businesses. 

January 31, 2022
Sacramento, Calif. – On January 31, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on Senate Bill 342 that would have added two environmental justice seats to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) governing board:
January 31, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – El 31 de enero de 2022, la Senadora Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el Proyecto de Ley del Senado SB 342 que habría agregado dos puestos de justicia medioambiental a la junta directiva del Distrito de Gestión de la Calidad Atmosférica South Coast (SCAQMD):

January 20, 2022
January 11, 2022


For years, Tesla has tested autonomous vehicle technology on public roads without reporting crashes and system failures to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, as other robot car developers are required to do under DMV regulations.

But confronted with dozens of viral videos showing Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta technology driving the car into dangerous situations, and a letter of concern from a key state legislator, the DMV now says it’s reviewing Tesla’s behavior and reassessing its own policies.