We are pleased to announce that Assemblymember Damon Connolly (AD12) will be our guest speaker in January. Assemblymember Connolly had expected to attend our December meeting, but due to an illness was unable to attend in person. Connolly was elected in November 2022 to represent Assembly District 12 which encompasses parts of Santa Rosa. He has been a capable and effective leader serving over 18 years as a Marin County Supervisor, Vice-Mayor of San Rafael, School Board President, and California Deputy Attorney General. Connolly attended college and law school at UC Berkeley.

Upon his swearing in as the Assemblymember for AD12, Connolly was appointed Vice-Chair of the Climate Change Policy Committee. There will be a Q & A following his presentation.

We are pleased to have State Senator Mike McGuire at our September Club meeting. Senator McGuire was named majority leader in 2022. He's been a champion for our kids and public schools. He went to the mat and won against President Trump on offshore oil drilling, led the charge in the legislature on wildfires, and is a leading voice in holding PG&E accountable. And no one has been more successful at securing resources to combat homelessness and build affordable housing in rural California.

Mike, his wife Erika, an elementary school principal, along with their son Connor, call Sonoma County home with their lazy pug, Gertrude.

Following Senator McGuire's presentation, there will be a Q&A.