Press Releases

January 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), representing the 14th Senate district in California, today announced her leadership team. Selecting Aaron Skaggs to serve as Chief of Staff, Skaggs formerly joined as the Campaign Manager under the Melissa Hurtado for Senate race. 

“Aaron’s diverse background in public policy, the legislative process and community relations make him the ideal leader to guide our team,” said Senator Hurtado. “I have seen firsthand the passion he has for serving the communities in the Central Valley. His sincerity towards working with the people of Central Valley combined with his years of experience is incredibly valuable. I’m honored to have him part of our leadership team,” stated Senator Hurtado. 

January 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020:

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget is evidence of California’s commitment to continue fostering an economy that creates opportunities for upward mobility. As chair for the Human Services Committee, I am thrilled to hear the Governor highlight issues that I wholeheartedly believe are vital for communities in the Central Valley and throughout California.

January 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), representing the 14th State Senate District, was assigned as Chair of the Human Services Committee for the 2019 – 2020 Legislative session. As an advocate in the Central Valley for growing opportunities in upward mobility, Senator Hurtado will guide the committee on issues including child welfare services, CalWorks, developmental disability services and more. 

Recently announced by California Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Hurtado has also been designated to the Health, Veterans Affairs, Budget and Fiscal Review, and Governance and Finance Committee. Moreover, the Senator was appointed to join other legislative colleagues in overseeing the Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services.