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May 10, 2012

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– The Junior League of California, a non-partisan organization with more than 11,000 volunteers throughout the state, has named State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) their ‘Legislator of the Year.’ Simitian was honored this week at a luncheon at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, where he was singled out for his public policy work on behalf of children and families.

“The Junior League of California’s State Public Affairs Committee has been delighted to work with Senator Simitian to support more than a dozen of his bills that relate to our projects in the areas of health, education and family support,” said Catherine Carlton, chair of the Junior League of California State Public Affairs Committee. “He is a passionate advocate for the children, youth and families he represents, and a champion for positive public policy benefitting the state.”

Simitian said, “It is particularly gratifying to be recognized by an organization like the Junior League, which is doing thoughtful and important work with thousands of volunteers to make their communities a better place for children and families.”

This is the second time the Junior League has honored Simitian as its Legislator of the Year.

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