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Policy Leadership


The California Wellness Foundation is proud to recognize the 2006 Public Policy Leadership Award honorees: Martha Escutia, Bill Lockyer and Jackie Speier. The purpose of the Foundation's Public Policy Leadership Award is to publicly recognize and acknowledge departing legislators and state officeholders who have championed public policies that improve the health of underserved Californians. The award is limited to those legislators or state officeholders who have termed out of both houses of the Legislature or their current state office.

Senator Martha Escutia
30th Senate District — Los Angeles County
Sen. Martha Escutia has devoted more than 14 years to public service and is being recognized for ensuring that California’s diverse populations have access to culturally and linguistically competent health care and for her attention to the health of young people.

Attorney General Bill Lockyer
State of California
Attorney General Lockyer, who has spent 30 years in public service, is being recognized for his leadership in addressing violence against youth as a public health issue — going beyond enforcement and looking deeper at the root causes of the problem.

Senator Jackie Speier
8th Senate District — San Francisco and San Mateo Counties
Sen. Jackie Speier has worked for more than 25 years in public service. She is being recognized for her efforts to expand health care coverage and prevent injury and death caused by violence — especially among youth.

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