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State Senator Andreas Borgeas On 'Gavin's Law,' HSR, And How Local And State Politics Differ

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California State Senator Andreas Borgeas took office in 2018. Before that, he spent six years as Fresno County Supervisor and two years on the Fresno City Council.

Before State Senator Andreas Borgeas was elected to to represent the 8th District in November, he spent time as a Fresno city councilmember, and later a county supervisor. Now, he represents a much larger region that extends as far north as Sacramento County, and as far south as Tulare County. But Borgeas says it was his time in local politics, occupying non-partisan positions, that taught him how to work with colleagues and seek solutions.

Listen to the interview above to hear Borgeas talk about the legislation he’s prioritizing, including a law to strengthen penalties for hit-and-run accidents, and his thoughts on Governor Gavin Newsom’s limited High Speed Rail plans.

Laura Tsutsui was a reporter and producer for Valley Public Radio. She joined the station in 2017 as a news intern, and later worked as a production assistant and weekend host. Laura covered local issues ranging from politics to housing, and produced the weekly news program Valley Edition. She left the station in November 2020.
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