Senator Melissa Hurtado Issues the Following Statement on the Fresno County Stage 2 Variance Request

May 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on the Fresno County Stage 2 Variance Request:  

As a representative for the southern Central Valley, I’ve experienced firsthand the struggles that rural communities are currently facing due to the pandemic. Local leaders in the communities are grappling with an increase number of unemployment, closure of businesses and limited access to health care services.

To address these concerns of my constituents, I am choosing to stand behind communities of Senate District -14 who are seeking additional resources to mitigate added on challenges. Working with the four counties in my district, I’m calling on our communities to stand united during this crisis to help find solutions together in creating policies that are in line with the diversity of California.

About Senator Melissa Hurtado

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) represents the 14th Senate district in California, which includes cities in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties. Senator Hurtado was born in Fresno, California and raised in the City of Sanger.