Contact: Pete Conaty, Legislative Advocate
AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2017 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR
SENATOR BILL DODD & ASSEMBLYMAN ADAM GRAY
The American Legion, Department of California (Department) has named Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) as recipients of their 2017 Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year awards. The Department’s Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year award is bestowed to legislators who have supported California’s veterans, military members, and their families. The Legislature oversees and deliberates on a wide array of issues important to California Legionnaires such as: Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans memorials, veterans homes, veterans cemeteries, veterans outreach, assistance with claims filing, the National Guard, veterans in the criminal justice system, non-profit organization regulations, veterans license plates, as well as base realignment.
Senator Dodd and Assemblyman Gray were chosen for their leadership, support, and dedication to the veterans and service members of California. They will be presented their awards at the Department’s Annual Day at the Capitol event in the Spring of 2018.