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The CCBE Outstanding Legislator Award is bestowed upon a member of the Senate or Assembly who has been actively involved in legislation or legislative activities supporting the work of county offices of education and their programs. The CCBE award is distinguished from a similar award bestowed by CSBA to a member of the Senate or Assembly who has been supportive more generally of local educational agencies. The CCBE Legislative Committee coordinates the selection process and is responsible for coordinating the nomination process for the Outstanding Legislator Award. Upon receipt and review of all nomination forms, the committee announces the winner. Submission of nominations were due August 28, 2018.

After carefully reviewing submitted nominations, the committee recommended to the CCBE Board of Directors to approve Assemblymember James Gallagher and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry to receive the CCBE Outstanding Legislator award.  The Board of Directors approved this recommendation at its September 13 meeting.  The award will be presented to both Assemblymembers at the CCBE General Membership meeting on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Assemblymember James Gallagher Nomination

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Nomination

Past Award Recipients
  • 2016 - Assembly Member Bill Dodd and Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • 2014 - Assembly Member Susan Bonilla
  • 2013 – Senator Lois Wolk
  • 2007 – Senator Jeff Denham
  • 2006 – Senator Joe Simitian and Assembly Member Joe Nation
  • 2005 – Assembly Member Lynn Daucher
  • 2004 – Senator Dede Alpert, Assembly Member Gene Mullin, and Senator Chuck Poochigan
  • 2003 – Senator Jack O’Connell
  • 2001 – Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg
  • 2000 – Assembly Member Rod Pacheco

No Outstanding Legislator was selected in 2002, 2008-2012, 2015 and 2017.


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