Emy Thurber Honored as Woman of the Year

Emily "Emy" Thurber, who has devoted a lifetime to public service and women’s leadership in her community, has been named the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 13thSenate District by state Senator Jerry Hill. View video of the Senate ceremony honoring Emy and read more about her here. See more photos here.

In the News

NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a frequent critic of the utility and state regulators, had a similar response. "It’s disgusting," he said, shaking his head. Hill, who is pushing for legislation mandating more inspections, says what’s clear from all the breakdowns ihat there needs to be more regulatory oversight by the state Public Utilities Commission and federal regulators. "They leave it to the utility. To inspect their own towers and make their own decisions, and judge the reliability and the safety," he said. "That’s wrong; we see that it’s wrong, and it takes people’s lives. This is a problem."
March 18, 2019
Daily Journal: “We have the economic growth and the stability and the vitality, but what our residents have lost is the quality of their life [because of congestion],” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. “That will change with the construction of these lanes. It will make a difference and we will feel it in our communities and our residents will be so happy when they get home at a decent hour and spend time with their families.”
March 11, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood, co-wrote Assembly Bill 1713, which proposes dropping the blood-alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05 of a percent. Hill, who has written several bills around impaired driving in the state, said the law was inspired by Liam Kowal, a 5-year-old boy killed by a drunken driver in Southern California.“I feel the pain of the thousands of killed, tens of thousands injured every year. It’s irresponsible for society,” Hill said.
March 11, 2019

Press Releases

Emily ‘Emy’ Thurber Named Woman of the Year for the 13th State Senate District

Los Altos resident Emily ‘Emy’ Thurber, who has devoted more than 50 years to public service and women’s leadership in her community, has been named the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 13th Senate District by state Senator Jerry Hill.

March 05, 2019

7 State Lawmakers Want to Make It Easier for California’s Public School Districts to Raise Funds for Education

State Senators Jerry Hill and Ben Allen, joined by Assemblymembers Marc Berman and Kevin Mullin with Senators Anthony Portantino, Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, introduced legislation today to place a state constitutional amendment before...

February 27, 2019

Senator Hill Introduces Bill Requiring All DUI Offenders to Install Devices in Their Cars to Prevent them from Driving Drunk Again

All drunk driving offenders would be required to install ignition interlock devices in their cars under a bill introduced by state Senator Jerry Hill in memory of Matthew Klotzbach, a Naval Academy midshipman who was riding home to Livermore...

February 25, 2019