Community COVID-19 vaccine questions: Assemblyman Carlos Villapudua

Assemblyman Carlos Villapudua was elected in November 2020 to represent District 13 – composed of areas throughout Stockton, Tracy, Mountain House, Lodi, and Thornton – at the State Assembly. He was born and raised in Stockton and graduated from California State University, Sacramento.  

He previously served on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors for eight years and was the CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

1. Why should people get vaccinated?  

SGMA Assistance Bill Moving Through Legislative Process

Assembly Bill 350 seeks to help farmers and ranchers navigate the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The SGMA assistance bill would provide funding for technical support for producers to help with compliance. Introduced by Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua, the bill is being sponsored by American Farmland Trust (AFT). The legislation was passed out of the Assembly Agriculture Committee with a unanimous vote and is being heard in the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee beginning April 26.

Villapudua presses Newsom over drought emergency citing unmet, long-term water needs

Following efforts from California legislators to call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency over the drought, one Central Valley Democrat is urging the governor to go one step further by making long-lasting investments to solve the state’s water crisis. 

Earlier this month, a group of bipartisan legislators wrote a letter to Newsom making their case for an emergency declaration. 

Villapudua Appointed to Select Committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Villapudua (D-Stockton) has been appointed to the following Assembly Select Committees for the 2021-22 regular session:
•    Technology and the Future of California’s Agricultural Workforce (Chair)
•    Cybersecurity
•    Ports and Goods Movement
•    Veteran Employment and Education
•    Wine

Heather Green, executive director of Oasis City Center, named Woman of the Year

Exactly a year ago, Oasis City Center Executive Director Heather Green and her team established a drive-thru food distribution center at Oasis Cares, 848 E. Hammer Lane. 

After 12 months, they’ve collected and delivered over 1 million pounds in pantry products to 250,000 community members. 

Because of her work, Green was recently named Woman of the Year for District 13 by State Assemblyman Carlos Villapudua.