Press Releases

April 29, 2020

INGLEWOOD - Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statements regarding the NCAA Board of Governors’ announcement today on, “supporting rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements both related to and separate from athletics.”

April 28, 2020

INGLEWOOD, CA –California Senator Steven Bradford (35th District) secured 1,000 face shields produced by CSUDH students with 3D printing to protect Resident Physicians at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center who are on the frontlines of the pandemic.

The face shields will protect medical professionals during procedures that might expose them to blood or other infectious fluids, and support their own health and safety as they work with COVID-19 positive patients.

April 22, 2020

Cannabis Equity Programs Awarded Millions by State


INGLEWOOD, CA –Yesterday morning the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic
Development (GO-Biz), in partnership with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, announced $30
million in grant funding through the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions.

October 29, 2019

Senators Bradford and Skinner Statement on NCAA’s Announcement on Name, Image, and Likeness


SACRAMENTO - State Senators Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statements regarding the NCAA Board of Governors’ announcement today on, “enhancing name, image, and likeness opportunities” for college athletes.


October 16, 2019

Senator Bradford Releases Statement on 2019 Legislative Accomplishments


SACRAMENTO ­– This year, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) continued his efforts championing a multitude of issues impacting not just his constituents, but all Californians.   In total, he was successful at getting 13 bills approved by the Legislature, 10 of which were signed into law by the Governor’s bill signing deadline, which was this past Sunday, October 13th at midnight. 


September 12, 2019

Assembly and Senate Approves SB 206 the Fair Pay to Play Act


SACREAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senate Bill 206, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), was approved by the California State Senate with unanimous support. SB 206, known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, will give California student athletes the right to their name, image, and likeness, allowing them to earn money from sponsorships, endorsements and other activities.


July 01, 2019

Senator Bradford Approves California State Budget -Securing Millions for Senate District 35


SACRAMENTO ­– Recently, the Budget Bill for fiscal year 2019-2020 was passed by the Senate and Assembly after long negotiations between both houses and the Governor’s Administration. The new budget includes the state’s largest reserves in history, pays down billions of dollars to our state’s pension debt, and prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis.


March 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senator Bradford honored Ms. Michelle Smith-Ballard, as the Woman of the Year for the 35th Senate District. Ms. Smith-Ballard currently serves as the Vice President of Community and Citizenship for Turner Construction Company with over 38 years of construction experience. She is responsible for the diversity outreach program on the construction of the new, state of the art Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park in Inglewood where she is overseeing one of the largest diversity and local hire programs in the region.

March 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday morning, Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing California’s execution chamber during his time in office.

March 01, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was appointed Chair of the newly formed Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. The Select Committee will examine the challenges currently facing African American, Latino, Native American and Asian/Pacific Islander boys and men in California, and will focus on developing strategies that yield positive outcomes.