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Last month, I hosted a virtual town hall on a critical issue/solution – building teacher housing on the Peninsula. We are having trouble recruiting and retaining great teachers because of the high cost of housing.

Last week, local community leaders, housing advocates, and San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan joined me to announce my bill that expands a proven model so that we can significantly reduce unsheltered homelessness.

With the election of Senate President pro Tempore Mike McGuire (D-North Coast) comes new leadership assignments in the Senate.

The Legislature is back in session, and I am in the process of introducing my 2024 legislation.

I would like to wish all of you in our community a wonderful and happy holiday season filled with family, friendship and joy!

As we head into the winter holidays, my family and I and everyone at Team Becker hope everyone in Senate District 13 had a Happy Thanksgiving filled with gratitude, love and friendship. We hope this holiday season will be a pleasant time for you and your loved ones. 

A Morning in the Life of Josh

As the 2023 California State legislative session comes to a close, I’d like to use this month’s newsletter as an opportunity to give you a glimpse into the fast-paced months, weeks, days and hours that lead up to the governor signing or vetoing thousands of bills.

On September 9, I was honored to receive the Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award from the CA County Boards of Education! We have outstanding board members in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and incredible Superintendents Nancy Magee of San Mateo and Mary Ann Deway of Santa Clara County.