Meet California’s most prolific lawmakers + Mail ballots on the way!


The 2017-2018 legislative session is effectively over and focus has shifted to the November election. With a new governor coming to power in the coming months, it’s worth examining which lawmakers have had the most success implementing their agenda. Paul Payne of Sen. Bill Dodd’s office crunched the numbers.

Over the last two years, 1,875 bills have cleared Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Here are the lawmakers who have authored the most laws:

T-1 — Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (34 bills)

T-1 — Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell (34)

T-3 — Dodd, D-Napa (31)

T-3 — Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo (31)

T-5 — Assemblywoman Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters (29)

T-5 — Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles (29)

7 — Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica (27)

T-8 — Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara (26)

T-8 — Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg (26)

T-10 — Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto (25)

T-10 — Assemblywoman Monique Limón, D-Goleta (25)

T-10 — Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley (25)

*Note: The Republican with the with the most bills signed was Assemblyman Brian Maienschein of San Diego, with 24.