Press Release

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) announced today that he has formally secured $25 million dollars in funding for Elk Grove’s Kammerer Road Extension Project and the Capital Southeast Connector.


In March and again earlier this month, Assemblymember Cooper addressed the California Transportation Commission (CTC) and requested $25 million in funding for the City of Elk Grove’s number one infrastructure priority.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) presented his Assembly Bill 2970, which increases privacy protections for employees attending orientation, to the State Assembly. “A recent study by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics found that workplace violence is three times higher in the public sector than the private sector,” Assemblymember Cooper said. “Moreover, between 2002 and 2011, 56% of workplace violence was directed at law enforcement or security officers.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) adjourned the California State Assembly’s March 8, 2018 floor session in memory of longtime Elk Grove resident and activist Roy Herburger. “Roy’s dedication to community service and philanthropy earned him the honors of citizen of the year in Elk Grove and Galt and even the key to the city,” Assemblymember Cooper said. “…I will truly miss seeing Mr. Herburger in the community. He was an incredible man.” To watch the rest of his remarks honoring Herburger, watch this Assembly Access video.

Monday, March 5, 2018

(Sacramento)  - Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) recently introduced Breanna Holbert, the first African-American woman to serve as president of the FFA, on the Assembly Floor. “Ms Holbert is the first African-American woman to lead the national Future Farmers of America as president,” Assemblymember Cooper said. “It is great to have a Californian at the helm of the national FFA and it is even better that she calls Lodi and the 9th Assembly District her home.” To watch the rest of his speech, watch this Assembly Access  video.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 16, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was approved today by the Assembly Public Safety Committee. The bill would allow the collection of DNA upon conviction of seven specific crimes that were previously felonies but are now misdemeanors.