FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2014
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Senator Huff Honored as Legislator of the Year
Southern California Association of Governments Calls Huff a “Key Leader”
SACRAMENTO: The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) honored Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff today by presenting him with a “Legislator of the Year” Award during SCAG’s Annual Legislative Conference held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Senator Huff was recognized for his leadership on issues important to SCAG membership, including goods movement legislation, several freight related bills and his understanding of the economic benefits these projects held for the Southern California region.
“It is a pleasure to recognize Senator Huff’s leadership in Sacramento and his tireless diligence to represent our region’s interest in goods movement, workforce development and other economic job recovery legislation that is so important to our cities and businesses,” said SCAG President Greg Pettis during today’s ceremony. “In addition, his work on educational reform and the need for increased workforce development is of vital interest to our cities and business communities.”
Senator Huff has worked with SCAG on a number of projects since he was first elected to the State Assembly in 2004 and later in the State Senate. He supported both Measure R in Los Angeles County and Measure M in Orange County, both of which resulted in additional transportation infrastructure financing through a half-cent increase in the local sales tax. He also supported plans to direct Measure R funds to extending the Gold Line to the Ontario Airport.
Senator Huff also authored or supported measures that led to the construction of the Highway 57/60 interchange and additional carpool lanes. He worked to secure additional state funding for grade separation projects in the Alameda Corridor East and also worked with SCAG to obtain Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding for the SCAG regional areas.
Senator Huff has also been a long-time advocate for improving mobility. He was Diamond Bar’s delegate to the Four Corners Transportation policy Group, Vice President of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, President of the Foothill Transit Executive Board, and founding Chairman and Executive Board Member of the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority.
“I am deeply honored by this recognition through my work with SCAG’s efforts to improve and enhance our local communities through congestion relief and enhanced state and federal funding,” said Senator Huff. “This teamwork has resulted in numerous and tangible accomplishments to improve economic activity and our overall quality of life in Southern California.”
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.