Honoring California's Valiant Veterans

Veterans exemplify the best values of our country and have earned the respect and thanks of a grateful nation.

California is home to nearly two million veterans, more than any other state in the country. While we can never truly repay our debt for their sacrifices, we can work to ensure that our valiant service men, women and their families are provided for with the dignity they deserve.

The California State Legislature proudly put forth several pieces of legislation to benefit our state's heroes, including measures that will help provide housing for veterans with complex mental health needs, create workforce development opportunities and develop special programs to assist veteran farmers or ranchers.

2017 Veteran Legislation
Click for a snapshot of several important recent veteran policy achievements.

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Local Veterans of Distinction

Every year, the 56th Assembly District is able to recognize spectacular local veterans by bestowing the honor of “Veteran of the Year” for their valor and continued service to the community.

56th Assembly District Veterans of the Year Recipients:

2018 Veteran Honoree Reginald Powell, Indio

2017 Veteran Honoree Kimberly Vincent, El Centro

2016 Veteran Honoree Ralph Duarte, Indio

2015 Veteran Honoree Ramon Castro, Brawley