Team Roth - Victories

  1. Funding for UCR: Secured critical funding for the University of California, Riverside’s School of Medicine, training hundreds of new medical doctors for our underserved region.
     
  2. City Funding Victory…Finally!:  Fought for over four years to secure the restoration of funding for the California’s four newest cities – Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Menifee, and Wildomar.  Victory – up to $19 million per year was secured for our cities in 2017.
     
  3. Ensuring ADA Compliance:  Enacted legislation (SB 269) to help ensure individuals with disabilities have a full and fair opportunity to access facilities and services and further ensure that business owners have the education and training necessary to comply with Federal and State disability access laws and regulation.  For the first time, created a “Notice and Right to Cure” for business ADA violations under specified conditions.
     
  4. Bringing Jobs to the Region:  Secured $419 million for the new California Air Resources Board vehicle emissions testing facility under construction at UC Riverside, bringing over 400 new jobs to the Region.
     
  5. Improving Access to JusticeHelped to secure new trial court judgeships and an Appellate Justice position for Riverside County – the first new trial judge positions in the state since 2007 and the first new Appellate Justice position in California in 18 years.
     
  6. Investing in Mental Health:  Budgeted $40 million in new medical residency slots providing more doctors in medically underserved areas like Riverside County; and, $15 million to establish an innovative tele-psychiatry program at the University of California, Riverside’s Medical School, driving much needed mental health services to areas of Riverside County that are the most underserved through the use of mobile treatment units, new psychiatric residents and technology.
     
  7. Fighting for Jobs: Pushed the Northrop-Grumman Aerospace Tax Credit (a total of over $300 million) through the Legislature, creating thousands of new California jobs building the B-21 “Raider” Long Range Strike Bomber!
     
  8. Promoting Economic Development: Collaborated with the Governor to enact the California Economic Development Initiative, providing new employment hiring tax credits, sales/use tax exemptions, and California Competes Tax Credits for business looking to move or expand in California. (As a result, Western Riverside County businesses were awarded over $24 million in California Competes tax credits between 2014 and 2018!)
     
  9. Helping Disabled Veterans: Worked to secure $3 million dollars to fund a California “Strike Team” to reduce the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs crushing Veterans disability claims backlog in California, resulting in over $35 million in disability claim back payments and over $52 million per year in on-going disability payments to California veterans.
     
  10. Restoring Work for Warriors: Successfully negotiated and worked with the Governor to secure over $1.7 million in continued funding for California’s “Work for Warriors” job placement program, placing separating service members, veterans and their spouses in jobs throughout the state of California.
     
  11. Housing for Veterans: Co-authored the 2014 Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act, helping to provide $600 million to construct transitional and supportive housing for veterans throughout California. (Over $12 million approved for Riverside County projects to date!)
     
  12. Honoring our Veterans: Helped to secure over $1 million in the State Budget for funds to construct the first new State Veterans cemetery in decades located at the former Fort Ord military installation.  The California Central Coast Veteran’s Cemetery is now a reality!
     
  13. Expanding the California Military InstituteSecured over $1 million to expand the California Military Institute in Perris, California, which serves over 1,000 students from 5th to 12th grade. Part of the California Cadet Corps Program, the California Military Institute is California’s only school-based, applied leadership program conducted within a military framework, stressing leadership, citizenship, patriotism, and academic excellence.
     
  14. Connecting to Health Insurance: Helped to provide first time health insurance to thousands of people by organizing healthcare informational workshops and town hall events throughout Western Riverside County.
     
  15. Connecting Youth to Higher Education: Organized the first-ever Pathways to Higher Education Workshops in school districts throughout Western Riverside County, providing over 1,000 high school students and their families with information about college admissions policies, “how to” tips regarding successful college entrance essays, and information on how to navigate the financial aid process. 
     
  16. Expanding our Regional Parks:  Worked with the State Controller and Department of Finance to approve the construction of the SilverLakes Sports Complex, providing the region with over 100 acres of youth soccer fields and equestrian facilities.
     
  17. Funding for Agricultural Education Programs: Successfully worked to ensure continued State funding for agricultural career technical education programs throughout California.
     
  18. Preserving our Military Infrastructure: Worked as a member of the Governor’s Military Council to preserve the more than 30 military bases and 41,000 personnel serving in California.
     
  19. Fixing Our Infrastructure:  Helped to secure from the State Budget $427 million in funding for five high-priority transportation infrastructure improvement projects in Western Riverside County.
     
  20. Preventing Cal Grant Program Cuts: Worked to preserve financial aid for students at private non-profit and for profit colleges and universities.