Senator Hurtado seeks ideas from her district, including Lemoore

By The Leader Staff
Senator Hurtado in recent visit to Lemoore
Senator Hurtado in recent visit to Lemoore

Senator Melissa Hurtado, who represents Lemoore, announced this week that she is inviting residents of Senate District 16 (which includes communities in Kings, Fresno, Kern, and Tulare Counties) to submit their ideas for state legislation or budget requests.

Senator Hurtado's staff will vet proposed concepts before the Senator personally reviews them. Senator Hurtado’s office may submit qualifying ideas as legislation for consideration in the Legislature.

This comes on the heels of a close election in which her opponent, David Shepard, has requested a recount in the district following the certification of results with a 20-vote margin out of 136,000 votes cast.  

“Residents of the 16th Senate District face unique challenges often overlooked by Sacramento and California’s urban areas,” said Hurtado. “I encourage everyone in Senate District 16 to submit their ideas on how we can improve the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community.”

To submit your idea, visit Senator Hurtado's website at

Senator Hurtado encourages anyone who has ever said to themselves, "there is a better way to do this" or "I think I can fix that," to participate with an idea.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 13, 2023. The submission form includes typical questions that are asked about potential laws during the legislative process so that residents can make the strongest arguments possible for their bill ideas or budget requests.

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