Adam Gray's Top 5 Accomplishments 2016-18

Adam Gray has had a busy year. During the last legislative session, he has fought hard for our area and:

Negotiated a $4.5 million allocation in the State Budget to fund a violence prevention program to address the rising homicide rate in Merced
“A safer Merced is the goal for all of us… [The VIPER] funding provides an incredible opportunity for us to create a state of the art gang prevention program. We’re grateful to Adam Gray for his skill and leadership in securing these resources.”
– Merced District Attorney, Larry D. Morse II, Merced Sun Star, June 29, 2016 Issue, Date 4

Secured $100 million to complete the UC Merced Campus Parkway to connect UC Merced directly to Highway 99
“Adam Gray and Anthony Cannella’s leadership in the State Legislature and their commitment to Merced have brought many benefits to our university. These projects will be an economic boon to our region and we are grateful for their support as we continue the incredible growth of UC Merced and the rapidly accelerating development of the Merced community.”
– UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland, Press Release, April 6, 2017

Passed legislation that will save taxpayers $1 billion in workers’ compensation fraud annually and keep crooked doctors and lawyers from gaming the system
“Workers’ Compensation Fraud hurts both California employees and employers. We thank you for introducing this important bill, and wen fully support your efforts to pass it into law on behalf of businesses and organizations in your area.”
– Cecil Russell, President and CEO, Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Letter of Support, August 30, 2016

Passed legislation to keep our health clinics open longer, so that more people in our area can get access to health care services
“I would like to thank the Governor and Assemblyman Adam Gray for their recognition that health needs cannot be met on a part-time basis.”
– Leslie McGowan, CEO, Livingston Community Health, June 28, 2016

Leading the fight to stop the State Water Board’s proposed water grab
“You have been a constant voice of support for Stanislaus County agriculture… We thank you for what you do for the citizens of Stanislaus County and for our farmers and ranchers. You have been an especially TRUE CHAMPION for protecting our most valuable resource – WATER!”
– David Van Klaveren, President, Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, Statement, September 19, 2017

Secured $400 million and a commitment from the state to extend the ACE train to Modesto, Ceres, and Merced
“The incredible investments guaranteed to our community under the plan negotiated by both Senator Cannella and Assemblyman Adam Gray will create thousands of jobs, fix our roads, and construct a world class transit network.”
Stanislaus County Supervisor, Vito Chiesa, Press Release, April 6, 2017

“The investments in road maintenance and transit are critical improvements Merced needs to continue to grow and expand our economy going forward.”
– Merced Mayor Mike Murphy, Press Release, April 6, 2017