Join us for an important briefing from Assembly Member Mark Stone, who will address legislation and additional key local issues at our November 20 luncheon meeting, the last of 2015. The event, the second in the DWMC’s annual “autumn advisory” series featuring local legislators, takes place from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Rd., Monterey.
Tickets are $30 for DWMC members and $35 for non-members.
Now in his second term, Stone represents California’s 29th Assembly District, which includes portions of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties. Throughout his career, he has provided Central California with leadership on environmental protection, child welfare and public safety. An environmental champion, Stone has fought to curb illegal coastal development, reduce plastic pollution and clean up drinking water supplies. As Chair of the Select Committee on Coastal Protection, he has held hearings investigating threats to the Pacific Ocean, oil spill prevention efforts, plastic garbage effects on the coastal environment and offshore fracking.
“For years, Mark has taken leadership and advocacy positions on many issues central to our DWMC platform,” says DMWC President Konny Murray. “We know he will have important updates to share with the community.”
Stone serves as Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which reviews legislation on a broad range of issues including family law, immigration and court and jury procedures. He is also a member of the Natural Resources Committee, the Human Services Committee and the Banking and Finance Committee. Stone is the Chair of the Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Co-Chair of the Environmental Caucus.
Before his service in the Assembly, Mark was elected twice to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, helping to overhaul child welfare system and to end discrimination against LGBT youth. He led the successful effort to ban single-use plastic bags in unincorporated areas of the county. He served the entire state as Vice Chair of the California Coastal Commission, where he earned a reputation as a principled leader who protected the cherished California coastline for generations to come.
Mark Stone lives in Scotts Valley with his wife, Kathy. They have two adult children. Stone is an avid open-water swimmer.