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State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, named Stephanie Martinson of Palo Alto the 13th Senate District’s 2018 Woman of the Year. Ms. Martinson is the founder and president of Racing Hearts Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to the installation of automated external defibrillators in all schools, gyms and other public spaces. The organization has been in the forefront of advocacy that has led to an increase in the deployment of AEDs in Santa Clara County and the greater Peninsula
Pictured from left, California Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Senator Jerry Hill, 13th Senate District 2018 Woman of the Year Stephanie Martinson of Palo Alto, Senator Connie M. Leyva, vice chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Senate President pro Tempore-designee Toni Atkins. Ms. Martinson was one of the more than 110 women who were honored in the 2018 Woman of the Year ceremonies conducted in the state Senate and Assembly in a celebration sponsored and organized by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. – March 12, 2018, State Capitol, Image by Senate Photographer Lorie Shelley.