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Shirley Weber

Legislator | Assembly

Shirley Weber
DemocratDistrict 79
Room Number: 3123
(916) 319-2079
Former Positions:

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Position(s):
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Position(s):
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Legislator Biography
Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber was elected in November of 2012 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego. Show More

Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber was elected in November of 2012 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego.

Dr. Weber was recently appointed by Assembly Speaker Rendon to chair the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting. She also chairs the Assembly Select Committee on Higher Education in San Diego County and the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, and serves on the Assembly Standing Committees on Education, Higher Education, Appropriations, and Banking and Finance. She is also past Chair of the Assembly Committee on the Budget.

Born to sharecroppers from Hope, Arkansas, Shirley Weber has lived in California since the age of 3. Her parents, in particular her father, valued education and supported their daughter's academic aspirations. She attended UCLA, where she received her BA, MA and PhD by the age of 26. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she became a professor at San Diego State University at the age of 23. Dr. Weber also taught at California State University at Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College before coming to San Diego State University.

Weber has lived in the 79th Assembly District for over 30 years. Deeply committed to community service, she served on the boards of the NAACP, the YWCA, the YMCA Scholarship Committee, Battered Women Services, United Way and the San Diego Consortium. She eventually made a successful run for a seat on the board of the San Diego Unified School District. As a trustee and subsequent school board president, she became known for her advocacy for closing the achievement gap and setting a higher standard of excellence for all children.

As an Assemblymember, Weber has translated her commitment to education and social justice into her ambitious legislative agenda. She has authored bills on K-12 education reform, increasing access and affordability for higher education for Californiaas students, and a law to address the issue of racial profiling in policing. Other bills signed include legislation addressing civil rights, education, forced arbitration, protections for person with disabilities and voting rights.

She is also outspoken on the importance of investing in early childhood education as a means of preventing drop-out rates, dependence on social services, incarceration and unemployment.

Assembly Member Weber is the mother of a daughter and son, and has two grandchildren. She is the widow of the late Honorable Daniel Weber, a California state judge.

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Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber was elected in November of 2012 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego. Show More
Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber was elected in November of 2012 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego. Weber Chairs the Assembly Committee on Budget, Assembly Select Committee on Higher Education in San Diego County; and the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate. She also serves on the Assembly committees on Education, Higher Education and Appropriations. Born to sharecroppers from Hope, Arkansas, Shirley Weber has lived in California since the age of 3. Her parents, in particular her father, valued education and supported their daughter's academic aspirations. She attended UCLA, where she received her BA, MA and PhD by the age of 26. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she became a professor at San Diego State University at the age of 23. Dr. Weber also taught at California State University at Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College before coming to San Diego State University. Weber has lived in the 79th Assembly District for over 30 years. Deeply committed to community service, she served on the boards of the NAACP, the YWCA, the YMCA Scholarship Committee, Battered Women Services, United Way and the San Diego Consortium. She eventually made a successful run for a seat on the board of the San Diego Unified School District. As a trustee and subsequent school board president, she became known for her advocacy for closing the achievement gap and setting a higher standard of excellence for all children. As an Assemblymember, Weber has translated her commitment to education into her ambitious legislative agenda. During her freshmen year in the California State Legislature, five of seven of her successful bills were related to education, including ACR 45 urging lawmakers and the governor to restore funding to early childhood education; AB 56 requiring standards for installing carbon monoxide devices in schools, and AB 899 linking English language. Bills signed in 2014 include legislation addressing civil rights, education, protections for person with disabilities and voting rights. Her Select Committee on Campus Climate has been exploring some of the racial incidents on state university campuses, the responses from university officials, and possible policy changes to make the campuses safer and more welcoming for all students. She is also outspoken on the importance of investing in early childhood education as a means of preventing drop-out rates, dependence on social services, incarceration and unemployment. Assembly Member Weber is the mother of a daughter and son, and has two grandchildren. She is the widow of the late Honorable Daniel Weber, a California state judge. Show Less
Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber was elected in November of 2012 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego. Show More
Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber was elected in November of 2012 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego. Weber Chairs the Assembly Committee on Budget, Assembly Select Committee on Higher Education in San Diego County; and the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate. She also serves on the Assembly committees on Education, Higher Education and Appropriations. Born to sharecroppers from Hope, Arkansas, Shirley Weber has lived in California since the age of 3. Her parents, in particular her father, valued education and supported their daughter's academic aspirations. She attended UCLA, where she received her BA, MA and PhD by the age of 26. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she became a professor at San Diego State University at the age of 23. Dr. Weber also taught at California State University at Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College before coming to San Diego State University. Weber has lived in the 79th Assembly District for over 30 years. Deeply committed to community service, she served on the boards of the NAACP, the YWCA, the YMCA Scholarship Committee, Battered Women Services, United Way and the San Diego Consortium. She eventually made a successful run for a seat on the board of the San Diego Unified School District. As a trustee and subsequent school board president, she became known for her advocacy for closing the achievement gap and setting a higher standard of excellence for all children. As an Assemblymember, Weber has translated her commitment to education into her ambitious legislative agenda. During her freshmen year in the California State Legislature, five of seven of her successful bills were related to education, including ACR 45 urging lawmakers and the governor to restore funding to early childhood education; AB 56 requiring standards for installing carbon monoxide devices in schools, and AB 899 linking English language. Bills signed in 2014 include legislation addressing civil rights, education, protections for person with disabilities and voting rights. Her Select Committee on Campus Climate has been exploring some of the racial incidents on state university campuses, the responses from university officials, and possible policy changes to make the campuses safer and more welcoming for all students. She is also outspoken on the importance of investing in early childhood education as a means of preventing drop-out rates, dependence on social services, incarceration and unemployment. Assembly Member Weber is the mother of a daughter and son, and has two grandchildren. She is the widow of the late Honorable Daniel Weber, a California state judge. Show Less
Testimony

September 13, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 2 of 2 Discussions
September 13, 2017
Elderly Parole Program.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
September 13, 2017
Arrests: sealing.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

September 12, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
September 12, 2017
Firearms: crimes: enhancements.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

September 11, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 4 of 4 Discussions
September 11, 2017
Pupil nutrition: food and beverages: advertising: corporate incentive programs.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
September 11, 2017
Voting rights: inmates and persons formerly incarcerated.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
September 11, 2017
Victims of violent crimes: trauma recovery centers.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
September 11, 2017
Child care and development services: alternative payment programs.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail

September 7, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
September 7, 2017
Criminal justice information.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail

September 5, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 2 of 2 Discussions
September 5, 2017
Long-term health care facilities: notice.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
September 5, 2017
Juveniles: case files: access.
Assembly Floor
Authors:
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail

August 31, 2017

Assembly Select Committee on Master Plan for Higher Education in California
Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 31, 2017
Juveniles: case files: access.
Assembly Floor
Authors:

August 28, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 28, 2017
Assembly Floor
Position: Support

August 23, 2017

Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, Joint Legislative Audit Committee

August 21, 2017

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 21, 2017
Opportunity Youth Reengagement Month.
Assembly Floor

August 31, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 4 of 4 Discussions
August 31, 2016
High-Speed Rail Authority: high-speed train operation.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail
August 31, 2016
Regional conservation investment strategies.
Assembly Floor
Authors:
Committee Action: Fail
August 31, 2016
Professions and vocations: real estate appraisers: real estate brokers.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

August 30, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 2 of 2 Discussions
August 30, 2016
School accountability: statewide accountability system.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail
August 30, 2016
Sentencing: restorative justice.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

August 29, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 5 of 5 Discussions
August 29, 2016
Human trafficking: victims: affirmative defense.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
August 29, 2016
Voting: voter information guides.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail
August 29, 2016
Charter schools: sited outside boundaries: prohibition.
Assembly Floor
Authors:
Committee Action: Fail
August 29, 2016
Criminal gangs.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

August 25, 2016

Senate Standing Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 25, 2016
Professions and vocations: real estate appraisers: real estate brokers.
Senate Standing Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development
Committee Action: Fail
Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 25, 2016
Postsecondary education: campus climate.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail

August 24, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 24, 2016
Incarcerated persons: visitation.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

August 23, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 2 of 2 Discussions
August 23, 2016
Custodial interrogation: juveniles.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail
August 23, 2016
Food assistance: higher education students.
Assembly Floor
Position: Support
Committee Action: Fail

August 19, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 19, 2016
Incarcerated persons: visitation.
Assembly Floor

August 18, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 2 of 2 Discussions
August 18, 2016
Teachers: evaluation and assessment.
Assembly Floor
Committee Action: Fail

August 4, 2016

Assembly Floor
1 - 1 of 1 Discussions
August 4, 2016
State Bar: admission: license: pro bono service requirement.
Assembly Floor
Authors:
Committee Action: Fail
Committee Memberships
Bills Authored
Comprehensive school safety plans.
Armories: sales: San Diego Armory.
Child care and development services: alternative payment programs.
Criminal cases: exhibits: retention.
Certificated school employees: permanent status.
Charter schools: Chartering Authority Pilot Program.
Public postsecondary education: California State University: support staff employees: merit salary adjustments.
Education finance: fiscal transparency.
Sustainable water use and demand reduction: stakeholder workgroup.
Voting rights: inmates and persons formerly incarcerated.
California State University: student success fees.
Budget Act of 2015.
State agency contracts: small business.
Public contracts: disabled veteran business enterprise.
Housing: former nonminor dependents: homeless youth.
Criminal procedure: withholding of evidence.
Public postsecondary education: California First Act.
Early primary programs: child care services: eligibility: military families.
Teachers: evaluation.
Child care: state preschool programs: eligibility: military families.
Contribution Details
Contributor Amount
Matthews, Ardelle $-100
Contributor Amount
United Domestic Workers Of America Action Fund $21,200
State Building And Construction Trades Council of CA PAC $17,000
Service Employees International Union Local 1000 Candidate Pac $17,000
American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO $17,000
Association Of California School Administrators PAC $12,300
California Nurses Association PAC $12,000
California Independent Petroleum Assoc. CIPAC $9,000
California State Council of Laborers PAC $8,500
California State Council of Service Employees $8,500
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West PAC $8,400
Contributor Amount
United Domestic Workers Of America Action Fund $24,600
California Real Estate PAC $24,600
California Teachers Assn. for Better Citizenship $24,600
Faculty For Our University's Future, Sponsored by the California Faculty Association $23,100
California State Council of Laborers PAC $20,500
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - CA People $16,400
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16 $15,000
California State Association Of Electrical Workers $12,500
Barona Band Of Mission Indians $12,300
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $12,000
Contributor Amount
Faculty For Our University's Future, Sponsored by the California Faculty Association $15,600
AFSCME American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees $15,600
United Domestic Workers Of America $15,600
Weber, Shirley N $12,914
California Federation Of Teachers COPE $10,300
Caifornia Dental Political Action Committee $9,700
San Diego And Imperial Counties Labor Council (San Diego Works!) $7,800
California Teachers Assn. for Better Citizenship $7,800
California Nurses Assoc PAC $7,800
Association Of California State Supervisors $7,800
Behests Details
Payor Payee Purpose Amount Description
California Coastal Conservancy Maritime Museum Of San Diego Charitable $800,000 Asm. Weber signed onto a letter requesting a monetary support for the Maritime Museum of San Diego
CA State Coastal Conservancy Maritime Museum Of San Diego Charitable $800,000 Asm. Weber signed onto a letter requesting a monetary support for the Maritime Museum of San Diego
Sea World San Diego Sea World of San Diego Legislative $73,766 This event was created to inform children, parents and community members about the importance of going to school and being on time. ACR 149-Weber
Sea World San Diego Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber Perfect Attendance Challenge Recognition Ceremony Legislative $56,036 This is event was created to inform children, parents and community members about the importance of going to school and being on time. ACR 149-Weber
San Diego Padres Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber Legislative $9,000 This event was created to inform children, parents and community members about the importance of going to school and being on time. ACR 149-Weber
Payor Payee Purpose Amount Description
The Barona Band of Mission Indians High Tech High Chula Vista Charter School Charitable $5,000 School was nominated for mobile art gallery
Barona Band of Mission Indians High Tech High Chula Vista Charter School Charitable $5,000 School was nominated for mobile art gallery
Gifts Received
Gift Contributor Description Date Given Value
California Independent Petroleum Association December 4, 2014 $858
California Charter Schools Association December 8, 2014 $482
Farmers Group Inc. Open Golf Tournament January 23, 2014 $334
EdVoice Institute February 13, 2014 $145
California Democratic Party Meal February 4, 2014 $131
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Meal March 24, 2014 $89
Sempra Energy Utilities Meal February 26, 2014 $87
Planned Parenthood Action fund Pacific Northwest Meal May 8, 2014 $85
EdVoice Institute May 13, 2014 $75
California Democratic Party Policy Conference November 6, 2014 $74