On to November!
The primary vote count has officially been completed as of today, and I have officially advanced to the general election in November. Thank you to all who have voted for me.
We have lots more work to do to make history in November. I continue to need more volunteers and other supporters. Please click on the links on the right side of this page to volunteer or contribute. Thank you for your support!
Public Employee Pensions
Those who claim that public employee pensions are a drain on California's budget are not telling you the facts.
Remembering Katie Cooper
There will be a candlelight vigil remembering Katie Cooper at Calle San Marcos Park, 2659 Norte Vista Drive, Chino Hills, on Wednesday, 28 May. Please take time to join others there and let her family know that they are in your thoughts.
Isla Vista tragedy
I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of Katherine Breann Cooper, Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen, Weihan Wong, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, and Veronika Elizabeth Weiss, six innocent young people with promising lives ahead of them, those lives cut short in the senseless massacre in Isla Vista.
We need to have open dialogue to look for ways to prevent tragedies like this. We need to be thoughtful rather than dogmatic in our search for solutions. It's the least we can do for the families of the victims.
Denying gay and lesbian couples the ability to legally marry is a direct violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Because water is essential for everyone's survival, we have to look at water access as a right of every Californian.
Our State budget remains balanced on the backs of the middle class and working class.
Traffic is the biggest issue facing residents and businesses in the 55th District.
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Gregg Fritchle was born in Covina and has lived most of his life in the San Gabriel/Pomona Valley area, attending public schools in West Covina and Covina. He currently lives in Walnut, where he became an active voice in City affairs immediately, twice running for City Council, and continuing to advocate for protection of the last remaining open space in the city. In recent years, Gregg has joined the fight to protect the city of Walnut from the adverse effects of a proposed NFL stadium in the City of Industry.
Gregg enrolled in the University of Southern California at the age of 16, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. He subsequently earned a master's degree in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. He has worked for 26 years as a social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
Gregg is also an active voice for working Californians, serving in several capacities with SEIU Local 721 and one of its predecessor unions, SEIU Local 535. As a worksite steward for the past 23 years, and for 13 years as a Local 535 statewide Executive Board delegate, Gregg has stood up for his co-workers not only to management but also to leaders of the union itself. As a bargaining team member in contract negotiations several times since 1995, including serving as bargaining team chair in 2007, Gregg has fought for manageable workloads for child welfare social workers. As a member political activist, he has visited the State Capitol on nearly an annual basis since 1992 to fight to protect funding for child welfare services, which are annually threatened with cuts despite State analyses that show that social worker caseloads are over twice the numbers necessary to ensure that at-risk children and families are adequately supervised.Show More