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As a member of the Assembly, Audra Strickland’s legislative priorities include measures to address the state’s economy, the retention of jobs and tax relief for California’s families and pubic safety. Major legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Strickland includes tax relief for homeowners, limiting states ability to increase college tuition on students, and strengthening punishments for sexual predators. Working with the Animal Protection Institute, Assemblywoman Strickland has successfully authored and passed a bill to reform California’s exotic animal regulations, following recent high-profile incidents of animal neglect and abuse.
In her first year in office, Assemblywoman Strickland was appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly to serve on the Little Hoover Commission, the state’s premiere oversight agency. As a member of the prestigious Little Hoover Commission, Assemblywoman Strickland will review major state government restructuring, including the Governor’s Reorganization Plan.
While earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Strickland served as president of the Ronald Reagan Republican Club at the University of California, Irvine. She has previously worked for several state legislators including former Speaker of the Assembly, Curt Pringle.
Assemblywoman Strickland resides in Moorpark with her husband, former Assemblyman Tony Strickland and their daughter Ruby Ruth. Audra is also involved with a variety of local organizations and causes, from a cancer awareness effort to a battered women’s support organization.
(Source: Official Website)