Three-term State Assembywoman Fran Pavley is running for the State Senate’s 23rd District seat in Tuesday’s June 3 primary election. The 23rd Senate District includes Santa Monica as well as other communities on the Westside and in the San Fernando Valley.
Pavley is perhaps best known for authoring California’s Clean Car Regulations Act, AB 1493, which required the Air Resources Board to adopt regulations that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light duty trucks by 30 percent by the year 2016 – the first bill of its kind in the country. Since California adopted the law, 11 other states and Canada have modeled their laws after it.
The California act is expected to help spur an increased investment in alternative fuels, renewable energy, and clean technology. Pavley was selected as one of Scientific American’s Top Technology Leaders in Transportation and received the 2006 California League of Conservation Voters “Global Warming Leadership Award” along with former Vice President Al Gore.
During her tenure in the Assembly, Pavley focused on education, the environment, consumer protection, and public safety. She has been endorsed in her run for the State Senate by State Senator Sheila Kuehl, U.S. Senators Feinstein and Boxer, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and the Sierra Club, among others.