Press Releases

Wolk honored for advancing efficient, cost-saving methods for delivering public projects

January 27, 2016

Senator recognized for work to enable use of best design and construction methods

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National and Western Pacific Region honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work to advance practices that enable the state, counties, cities, and special districts to achieve the best outcomes for public projects.

Napa Chamber honors Wolk for ‘tireless dedication’, contributions to Napa County

January 27, 2016

Wolk work in State Legislature helped Napa’s community, business, to thrive

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Napa Chamber of Commerce honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) last Friday for her “tireless dedication” and work to support the Napa community and area businesses.

Davis College Democrats honor Wolk’s ‘Outstanding Service in Government’

January 25, 2016


Senator Wolk recognized for ‘dedication to California and the community’

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –The Davis College Democrats honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with an Indigo Award for her Outstanding Service in Government last Friday.

In My Own Words

Davis Enterprise: Two good measures for state’s long-term health

October 26, 2014

By Lois Wolk

Since I first came to the Legislature in 2003, I have been focused on two big issues: water and budget reform.

I’ll admit it has been frustrating at times, on both fronts. Changing the status quo is never easy, especially when dealing with powerful entrenched interests that are skeptical of any change in a system they see as working just fine for themselves, even if not for the greater good.

Contra Costa Times: Delta-friendly water bond is a win for all of California

August 23, 2014

By Sen. Lois Wolk

Two years ago, I introduced a measure to replace the doomed pork-laden water bond from 2009 with a trim, focused and noncontroversial bond that could win voter support and address California's critical water needs, without threatening the Delta region by funding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the Delta tunnels.

Last week, after months of pushing and pulling and tough negotiating -- with an injection of leadership from Gov. Jerry Brown -- the Legislature finished that work and put a new $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

San Diego Union Tribune: State needs cost-effective water bond

November 23, 2013

By Lois Wolk

The Legislature will return to Sacramento in January and will immediately face a trio of questions about water.

Can California break the gridlock and move forward on investing in a sustainable water supply for our future?

Can legislators from every region of the state come together on an affordable plan that benefits everyone?

Can we find common ground on the highest priority solutions that support local and regional self-reliance while we avoid the expensive and controversial large-scale boondoggles that voters will reject?