Look What We’ve Accomplished Together

Look What We’ve Accomplished Together

Together, we have a voice on the most important issues facing California. With your help, I serve as Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services and am a member of the following Assembly committees: Labor and Employment Committee...
Restoring wetlands is a green defense against rising bay

Restoring wetlands is a green defense against rising bay

Tony wrote this for the Mercury News, you can read it in full here.   Climate change will harm people from all nations. But one segment of humanity is on the front lines: the poor. From the increased frequency of mega-storms like the one that devastated the...
We should celebrate Medicare by ensuring it’s solvent

We should celebrate Medicare by ensuring it’s solvent

Oakland Tribune. You can read the piece online here. More than 48 million Americans now have access to health care, thanks to President Lyndon B. Johnson simultaneously signing Medicare and Medicaid into law 50 years ago. The ethos of these landmark programs is stated...
Get to know a freshman: Tony Thurmond

Get to know a freshman: Tony Thurmond

By Jeremy B. White, Sacramento Bee. You can read the piece online here. Nearly a third of the 2015-2016 California Legislature are first-term members. In this occasional series, The Bee introduces you to Sacramento’s newest lawmakers. If not for a supportive cousin,...
West County assemblyman wants new hospital for area

West County assemblyman wants new hospital for area

By Rick Radin, Contra Costa Times. You can read the piece online here. RICHMOND — State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond said he is working hard to make more resources available for low­-income students in West Contra Costa and statewide. During his talk Saturday on...
Thank You

Thank You

Thanks to you we did it. When we said we wanted to fight to make kids, families and seniors California’s our top priority, you believed in what we could accomplish together. I want to extend best wishes to Elizabeth Echols and her campaign and all of the...
First, Address the Truancy Crisis

First, Address the Truancy Crisis

Throughout this election people have often asked me about the first bill I would introduce as an Assemblyman. That’s an easy one for me – a bill that would expand a pilot program I helped launch that is working to increase school attendance, generate new revenue for...