Press Releases

September 07, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) successfully secured $12 million of funding in California’s 2022-2023 budget, which will be used to repair the Artesia Bridge in the City of Compton. The bridge has been closed off since December of 2020, after a fire rendered it unsafe to use.

August 15, 2022

CARSON, CA ­– On Saturday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) hosted a Back to School Resource Fair and School Supply Giveaway and distributed over 650 backpacks stuffed with vital school supplies to students returning to school this year. The Senator’s Back to School Resource Fair, held at California State University, Dominguez Hills’ beautiful campus also featured over 30 vendors and was made possible by charitable donations from a wide variety of sponsors.


April 08, 2022

San Pedro, CA – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) partnered with CalTrans District 7 in coordinating the volunteer effort to clean up the streets and highways of in Senate District 35. Constituents from all over the District volunteered this morning to pick up trash along the 110 freeway and State Route 47 (Vincent Thomas Bridge) in San Pedro with Senator Bradford and CalTrans staff.

March 04, 2022

Senator Bradford Issues Statement Regarding Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO – California Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Senator Steven Bradford, calls on Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones to resign his positon for dereliction of duty and for breeding a culture of racism, hatred and ignorance.

“Former Sacramento County Sheriff’s Captain Kate Adams, acting as the Chief of Police of the Rancho Cordova Police Department under the supervision of Sheriff Jones is the poster child for law enforcement bias.” Bradford said.

December 09, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that he is launching an independent review of the Torrance Police Department. The review comes following concerning allegations of excessive force, racist text messages, and discrimination. Torrance Chief of Police Jay Hart requested assistance to ensure that changes are implemented to regain the public’s trust.

Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

December 03, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, the Department of Cannabis Control released regulations to implement SB 166, a budget trailer bill that establishes criteria for a $30 million statewide equity cannabis fee waiver program. The program is designed to assist those who were previously convicted or arrested of cannabis related offense, or are living at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income, or live in a community disproportionately negatively impacted by past cannabis policies.

November 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Following the guilty verdict in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery made earlier today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement:

“Justice was served today with the conviction of the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery last year in Georgia. This guilty verdict shows that, for once, justice was not blind to facts. Arbery was chased down and murdered by three individuals acting as a modern-day lynch mob trying to disguise themselves beneath an archaic citizen’s arrest law.

November 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES ­– Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), partnering with the Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation and the Church of Latter-day Saints, distributed over one thousand turkeys, beef roasts, and gift cards to families in need.  Senator Bradford continued this annual tradition which he started in Gardena as a City Councilmember and then as a State Assemblymember.

October 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – On October 8th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 567 into law to modify the criminal sentencing process. SB 567 creates a presumption of sentencing judgement of imprisonments and enhancements not to exceed the middle terms, unless there are circumstances in aggravation of a crime that justify the imposition of the upper term.