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June 18, 2018
Out of concern for his constituents’ ability to exercise their constitutional rights, State Senator Joel Anderson sent a letter to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today to request an update on the Director’s plans to ensure that law-abiding citizens are fully informed on how their decision...
June 15, 2018
State Senator Joel Anderson reacted Friday to the Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response draft recommendations released earlier that day. “Although there is much more work still to be done, I hope finally receiving this draft proposal is encouraging to the women of the Capitol...
June 12, 2018
Each year, many wonderful community organizations sponsor fantastic public events to bring us all together during the summer months. For your convenience, my office has compiled a list of free and family-friendly summer events happening all summer long across San Diego County. Another great place...
June 5, 2018
Every year, state legislators are given the opportunity to select and honor a nonprofit organization from their district. This year, Wounded Warrior Homes was chosen to receive the prestigious award, and the organization representatives will fly to Sacramento to be honored at the California...
May 22, 2018
California has a plan to fix its crumbling infrastructure.
May 15, 2018
RAMONA — Every year, state legislators are given the opportunity to select and honor a small business from their district. This year, Ramona Town Radio was chosen to receive the prestigious award, and the station’s owner will fly to Sacramento to be honored at the Small Business Day celebration in...
May 4, 2018
State Capitol — State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will present Senate resolutions to the two nurses that serve the Capitol community, Jennifer Hatfield and Christine Varner, on Monday during floor session. In celebration of the National Nurses Week ( May 6 – May 12 ), Anderson authored Senate...
April 19, 2018
State Capitol — Two of California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine)’s bills were heard in committees on Tuesday. One of the bills aims to provide justice to people that were wrongfully incarcerated. The other bill creates the Wildfire Incident Penalty and Fine Fund to make money available for...
April 19, 2018
State Capitol — State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) asked Attorney General Xavier Becerra to account for the lack of progress on reducing the backlog of people on the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) during the Budget & Fiscal Review Sub Committee No. 5 hearing today. Anderson has...
April 18, 2018
Saturday, April 14th marked the 17th “Heroes Day” celebrated by Bridgepoint Education. On this year’s Heroes Day, employees and students from Bridgepoint Education and their academic institution, Ashford University, sorted donated clothes for the Support the Enlisted Project (STEP). STEP is a...

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December 8, 2017
In an effort to help you during this current fire emergency, I wanted to provide you with the latest updates and resources that our office has received. My constituents’ safety is my biggest concern right now.
December 8, 2017
I wanted to send another fire update today to inform where you can get the most updated information from CAL FIRE regarding the status of the Lilac Fire and share additional resources that have been provided to our office.
December 5, 2017
California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) has announced that his annual Holiday Legislative Open House will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Toyota of El Cajon, 965 Arnele Avenue, El Cajon . Anderson will finish his term at the end of 2018 in the state legislature, and...
November 16, 2017
State Senator Joel Anderson is one of the 44 “Champions of Manufacturing” according to CMTA’s recent Manufacturing Vote Record report on all 120 state legislators. The association’s mission is to work “with state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies...
November 15, 2017
Home of Guiding Hands’ 50th Anniversary At the Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) annual meeting, this phenomenal organization that calls El Cajon home celebrated its 50th year of providing individual services to its clients with developmental disabilities. Photo by Bob Hoffman Photography & Video...
November 7, 2017
State Senator Joel Anderson scored a perfect “16-0” in accordance with the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) on its 2017 Vote Record that was released last Friday. Senator Anderson was one of 10 that received the perfect score out of the 40 Senate members evaluated. Representing more than...
November 3, 2017
On Wednesday and Thursday, California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon) was joined by internationally recognized experts to give lectures at San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego, respectively, on China’s human organ trafficking. The panelists included: Joel...
November 1, 2017
State Senator Joel Anderson received the “coveted and difficult to get” perfect score from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) on their 2017 Legislative Report Card . Anderson was one of only ten members of the 120-member state legislature to receive the 100-percent rating. Jon Coupal,...
October 30, 2017
California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), Canada’s former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Kilgour , International Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Matas , and human rights advocate Dr. Shizhong Chen will give two lectures to educate the...
October 23, 2017
Two bills proposed by California Senator Joel Anderson have recently been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, including one that assists returning veterans and current members of the National Guard to become citizens. Sen. Anderson discusses the bills, California becoming a sanctuary state, and shares other issues facing the California legislature.

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December 28, 2016
The California Association of Nonprofits had its inaugural “Nonprofit Day” celebration to recognize and honor the importance of nonprofit organizations to the state and the economy, as well as their impacts on the communities they serve. To help with this, each member of the State Assembly and...
December 15, 2016
On Wed., Dec. 7, State Senator Joel Anderson held his 9th annual Holiday Legislative Open House at the Toyota of El Cajon. Anderson hosts this open house to give his constituents an opportunity to speak with him directly so that he can hear their ideas for new legislation, in order to better serve...
December 12, 2016
California State Senator Joel Anderson had a meeting Wednesday night with over 4,000 of his constituents.
December 3, 2016
California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) has announced that his annual Holiday Legislative Open House will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday Dec. 7, at Toyota of El Cajon, 965 Arnele Ave., El Cajon.
December 3, 2016
In this Issue: Non-Profit of the Year: YALLA | Holiday Legislative Open House | Night of Recognition for San Diego Sabers’ Volunteers and Partners | Do you know anyone applying for college? Check out this FAFSA checklist | Cal Competes Tax Credit Workshops | California Senate Fellows now accepting applications
December 1, 2016
A lively atmosphere, contagious laughs, and genuine fun— these are all appropriate words to describe a local workshop conducted by the Old Globe as part of their Globe for All initiative. The Globe for All program is one that delivers live theatrical plays to local communities free of charge in...
November 30, 2016
The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. I am pleased to co-host several workshops with Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to connect you with the resources you...
November 25, 2016
The Barona Education Grant is intended to serve schools that have the highest needs due to their lack of funding and other factors that place them in a deficit. Thanks to Anderson, who was the endorsing legislator for Murray Manor Elementary school this year, the hardship which the school faced has...
November 14, 2016
KSON had a surprise guest show up to the final Food Fund stop at Perry's Cafe in El Cajon: Senator Joel Anderson!
November 10, 2016
Noah Homes of Spring Valley celebrated a historical ribbon cutting of the first memory care homes for adults with developmental disabilities in California, Thursday, Nov. 3. When Noah Homes first opened its doors 33 years ago to serve adults with developmental disabilities, the average age of a...

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December 30, 2015
Last week, I sent Governor Brown a second letter asking him to respond to our request to describe the specific steps his administration is taking to properly vet Syrian refugees entering California after he said last month that these refugees would be “fully vetted in a sophisticated and utterly reliable way.”
December 23, 2015
I know many families in our community are trying to make the ends meet during this time. I hope you find these links helpful tools to search for money our state government may owe you.
December 21, 2015
Dear Friends, It was my honor to meet many of you who came to my Holiday Legislative Open House on December 10. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to offer your wonderful legislative ideas and suggestions. Over 4,000 people attended the 2015 Holiday Legislative Open House and...
December 18, 2015
The Vietnam Veterans of America, California State Council (VVA-CSC) has named Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) and Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) as their Legislators of the Year for 2015. The VVA-CSC Legislator of the Year award is bestowed upon legislators who have supported California’s...
December 2, 2015
The California State Commanders Veterans Council (CSCVC) is honored to announce that Senator Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) and Assemblyman Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) have been selected as recipients of the Council’s 2015 Legislator of the Year Awards. The CSCVC Legislator of the Year Award is given...
November 25, 2015
California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) has announced that his annual Legislative Open House will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Toyota of El Cajon, 965 Arnele Ave., El Cajon. The free event is an opportunity for Anderson and his staff to meet with constituents and hear ideas on...
November 20, 2015
I have sent a letter to Governor Brown asking for a description of the specific steps his administration is taking to ensure that Californians are safe and that the vetting process for those who come to our state has been completed properly.
November 11, 2015
Dear Friends, In honor of Veterans Day, it is important to commemorate brave heroes who selflessly put their lives on the line in order to aid in the protection of our great nation. As a proud supporter of our military, I have introduced legislation to help our veteran communities. Some of the...
November 9, 2015
In This Issue San Diego Sabers Hockey 2nd Annual CA Heroes Month Celebration New Law to Protect Your 4th Amendment Rights Valley Center Student Represents San Diego County at “Poetry Out Loud Competition” San Diego Sabers Hockey Photo courtesy of Greg Siller/Pro Learning Systems It was an honor to...
October 30, 2015
Upon receiving replies from California’s public pension systems, Anderson stated, “I am happy to report that both CalPERS and CalSTRS confirmed that no changes to the current ban and investment strategy put in place by AB 221 is contemplated or justified in light of recent events. California will...

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