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:
Assemblyman Brian Dahle, R-Bieber
Dr. Sarah J. Woerner, MD, Grass Valley
Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City
Audrey Taylor, Chico
Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa
Denise Rushing, Upper Lake
Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, R-O'Neals
Sherri Brennan, Sonora
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville
Cynthia Renaud, Folsom
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento
Faye Wilson Kennedy, Sacramento
Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova
Elaine Mayumi Whitefeather, Fair Oaks
Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove
Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley
Lisa Rico, Vacaville