Chasing the Central Valley Dream

    I am deeply honored for the opportunity to represent the communities of the 14th Senate district.

    When we started this journey together, the mission was simple – serve the people of the Valley. Standing with the community today, we knew the journey to make the Central Valley Dream alive again would not be easy. There is much work to do as we continue to rise above this pandemic.

    I believe that by working together we can stop chasing this dream and once again make it a reality. I hope to have your continued support in making this a possibility. 



  • Correteando el Sueño Americano en el Valle Central

    Me siento profundamente honrada por la oportunidad de representar a las comunidades del distrito 14 del Senado.

    Cuando comenzamos este viaje juntos, la misión era simple: servir a la gente del Valle. Al apoyar a la comunidad hoy, sabíamos que el viaje para hacer que el Sueño del Valle Central verdadero de nuevo no sería fácil. Queda mucho trabajo por hacer mientras seguimos superando esta pandemia.

    Creo que trabajando juntos podemos dejar de perseguir este sueño y volver a hacerlo realidad. Espero seguir contando con su apoyo para hacer este sueno una posibilidad nuevamente.



Senator Hurtado Hopes to Freshen Farmworkers Water

Contaminated water has long plagued California’s Southern Central Valley, a region home to many farmworkers. SB 974, a bill by Senator Melissa Hurtado, seeks to provide safe drinking water by exempting small disadvantaged communities from certain CEQA provisions.

$110 Million State Investment in Healthcare

November 22, 2019
Health care leaders, state legislators and medical professionals from across the region gathered to highlight two new programs that have already directed more than $110 million in state tobacco fee revenues across the state which specifically help improve access to health care in the Central Valley.

Addressing Infant Food Insecurity

November 13, 2019
Senator Melissa Hurtado, representing the 14th Senate District in California, launched the inaugural 2019 Hurtado Holiday Baby Formula and Infant Nutrition Drive, in partnership with Central California Food Bank and the California Association of Food Banks. The drive addresses the need to tackle the southern Central Valley’s child food insecurity rate, which currently sits at almost 25 percent in Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.