Alex Lee - Assemblymember, 24th District
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Celebrating our Unsung Heroes

Dear Friend,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break celebrated with friends, family, or time off for yourself. On November 20th, we hosted a ceremony to recognize the Unsung Heroes of our district. Our unsung heroes often don't get the spotlight for their incredible contributions, but it's really these individuals and organizations that work on the frontlines every day that make it all possible.

We hosted the ceremony at Milpitas High School and recognized the 36 honorees nominated by local community leaders who witnessed the direct impact of their work.

Our honorees included nurses and medical heroes, food bank volunteers, community members that work with our unhoused, and those that responded in the wake of the VTA shooting.

Learn more about our honorees and the incredible work they do to better our community.

Missed the ceremony? The recording of the event is available to watch.


  • Seema Badar - Fremont
  • Ajay Bhutoria - Fremont
  • Michelle Gutierrez-Vo - Fremont
  • Kathy Hamilton - Fremont
  • Prasad Kilaru - Fremont
  • Rewire Community - Fremont
  • Sabitha Saravanan - Fremont
  • Bri Seoane - Fremont
  • The Eternity Band - Newark
  • Hong Ly - Newark
  • Yolie Garcia - Milpitas
  • Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers - Milpitas
  • Cheryl Jordan - Milpitas
  • Machelle Kessinger - Milpitas
  • Lisa Moreno - Milpitas
  • Diana Orlando - Milpitas
  • Kavita Sreedhar - Milpitas
  • Kishan Sreedhar - Milpitas
  • Diana Ding - Santa Clara
  • Rak Patel - Santa Clara
  • Jinky Peralta - Santa Clara
  • Reclaiming our Downtown - Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Schools Foundation - Santa Clara
  • Michael Bautista - San Jose
  • Arianna Beliso - San Jose
  • Don Juan De Guzman - San Jose
  • Melissa Devos - San Jose
  • Brandi Gonzalez - San Jose
  • Hunger at Home - San Jose
  • Thomas Metz - San Jose
  • Malalai Olomi - San Jose
  • Shenae Price - San Jose
  • Cyndi Ragona - San Jose
  • John Semanik - San Jose
  • Linh Vong - San Jose
  • John Whiteside - San Jose

Walk and Talk in Alviso

We hosted our first walk & talk mobile office hours in Alviso where residents were able to discuss issues while we toured Alviso County Park. Alviso County Park is adjacent to the salt ponds and marshes of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge; these wetlands serve an important role in flood protection and are a habitat that numerous species call home!

Diwali Events In AD 25

I was proud to attend a number of Diwali (the festival of lights) celebrations throughout the district including events at Silicon Valley Gurdwara and BAPS Swaminarayan Temple. Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

Get up to $3,000 Toward an Earthquake Retrofit

Your home could be eligible for up to $3,000 in Earthquake Brace + Bolt grants to help you get earthquake ready. The registration period runs until December 9, 2021 and current cities eligible for the program include Fremont, Newark, San Jose and Santa Clara. For more information or to apply, please visit:

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Finally, I recently received my booster shot at North East Medical Services in Berryessa. If it's been six months since your second dose, you are eligible to receive a booster shot.

You can schedule a booster shot at your local pharmacy, or at

For more information about the vaccines, you can visit:

Santa Clara County:

Alameda County:

We currently have a survey for residents to indicate their priorities and top concerns for the district. Please take a few short minutes to complete the survey if you haven't done so already: Thank you for your commitment to improving our community!

Yours in Service,

signature of Alex Lee

Alex Lee
Assemblymember, 25th District

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0024
Tel: (916) 319-2024
Fax: (916) 319-2124

District Office:
1313 N. Milpitas Blvd Suite #255
Milpitas, Ca 95035
Tel: (408) 262-2501
Fax: (408) 262-2512