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California Assembly honors women

Bobbie Singh-Allen, an Elk Grove Unified school board member, in this file photo visits the Elliott Ranch Elementary School on August 23, 2012. She was named Woman of the Year for the 9th Assembly District.
Bobbie Singh-Allen, an Elk Grove Unified school board member, in this file photo visits the Elliott Ranch Elementary School on August 23, 2012. She was named Woman of the Year for the 9th Assembly District. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

The California Assembly honored 80 women Monday as part of the annual Women of the Year celebration to commemorate Women’s History Month.

Each member of the Assembly designates a woman who has made a significant contribution to the community.

The annual recognition ceremony has been held since 1987, though the Senate discontinued its floor ceremony several years ago. Here is a list, compiled by the Legislative Women’s Caucus, of all honorees, by district, since 1991.

And here is the list of the Sacramento-area honorees:

District 1

Assemblyman Brian Dahle, R-Bieber

Dr. Sarah J. Woerner, MD, Grass Valley

District 3

Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City

Audrey Taylor, Chico

District 4

Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa

Denise Rushing, Upper Lake

District 5

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, R-O'Neals

Sherri Brennan, Sonora

District 6

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville

Cynthia Renaud, Folsom

District 7

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento

Faye Wilson Kennedy, Sacramento

District 8

Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova

Elaine Mayumi Whitefeather, Fair Oaks

District 9

Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove

Bobbie Singh-Allen

District 11

Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley

Lisa Rico, Vacaville

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