Melissa Melendez

Where does California stand on abortion rights? Senator Melissa Melendez discuses

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California proposed on the November ballot a state constitutional right, that would elevate and expand the existing legality of abortion. This proposed constitutional amendment would guarantee the right to an abortion throughout the whole 9-month pregnancy. The existing Reproductive Privacy Act, declares that everyone possesses...
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Melissa Melendez misses filing deadline to run for Congress

Republican State Senator Melissa Melendez will not be running for Congress. On Tuesday, News Channel 3 learned that Melendez missed the filing deadline to run in the newly drawn 41st congressional district.  The new district includes most of the Coachella Valley and is currently held by longtime Republican Congressman Ken Calvert.  The 41st district is shaping up to be The post Melissa Melendez misses filing deadline to run for Congress appeared first on KESQ.
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Melissa Melendez not running against Rep. Ken Calvert

The filing deadline has come and gone, and state Sen. Melissa Melendez is not among the candidates facing Rep. Ken Calvert for an Inland congressional seat. A list of candidates in California’s 41st Congressional District who qualified for the June 7 primary ballot did not include Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, as of Tuesday afternoon, March 15. The filing deadline was Friday, March 11.

Senator Melissa Melendez files paperwork to run for 41st Congressional District

Republican State Senator Melissa Melendez has filed papers to run in the newly drawn 41st Congressional district. The new district includes most of the Coachella Valley. Melendez won a special election for the State Senate in May 2020. She is not able to seek reelection due to term limits. Melendez is a U.S. Navy veteran The post Senator Melissa Melendez files paperwork to run for 41st Congressional District appeared first on KESQ.
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State Sen. Melissa Melendez could challenge Rep. Ken Calvert

Inland state Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, has taken out paperwork to run against Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, setting up a possible clash between two of the Inland Empire’s most prominent conservative politicians for a Riverside County congressional seat. Melendez, who is being termed out of the state legislature...

Republican state Sen. Melissa Melendez to run for Congress against GOP incumbent Ken Calvert

This year's race to represent Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley cities in Congress is getting more crowded. State Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, filed paperwork Monday with the Riverside County Registrar of Voters to run for California’s 41st congressional district, entering the fray in a race that already includes incumbent Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, one of the longest-serving members of Congress, and three Democrats.

Senator Melissa Melendez reacts to Newsom’s student mask decision

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California will no longer require masks in schools starting Mar. 12th. Governor Gavin Newsom joined the governors of Oregon and Washington to announce the states would be strongly recommending masks in schools instead of mandating it. This does not necessarily mean masks will not be...

Senator Melissa Melendez reacts to Newsom’s “SMARTER” plan

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Governor Newsom and other state officials announced on Thursday, the new “SMARTER” framework that is based on the idea that the coronavirus will be a continuous presence in California. They want to keep California moving in a ongoing state of readiness to address...

Letters: I'm a Democrat, but GOP's Melissa Melendez gives me hope for politics in America

I attended a town hall held by State Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-28th District) on Nov. 19. As a Democrat, and not being sure of her political affiliation, I was curious to hear her. To my delight, I thought she was smart, even-handed and astute. Also smart and informed. Not once did she resort to the "party line" or throw jabs at anyone, as some in the audience did (including me).

State Sen. Melissa Melendez discusses the progressive agenda in California

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Recent California legislation has caused some Californians to question if lawmakers are working for everyone — or just the progressives?. Some of these include gender-neutral children’s toys shelves in large stores, the ethnic studies bill, prohibiting natural gas in buildings, and more. State Senator Melissa Melendez...

Melissa Melendez reacts to San Francisco issues indoor vaccine mandate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 at indoor restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues. Mayor London Breed said Thursday that it’s needed to protect the health of workers, customers and the city overall. The mandate is more stringent than the requirement announced...

Sen. Melissa Melendez on California economy reopening fully

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California reopened fully today since March 2020 when pandemic closures locked down much of the state. Sen. Melissa Melendez, Cal State Senator representing District 28, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to discuss the grand reopening. While Sen. Melendez is happy this era of California’s history is hopefully...

Sen. Melissa Melendez says the teachers union preventing Newsom from reopening state

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – Governor Gavin Newsom set June 15, 2021, as the date to fully reopen the state of California, citing low case rates and vaccination numbers. On the other hand, many other states, most notably Florida and Texas, reopened months ago, and have seen success. But as we know, California was the last state in the country to resume many activities including indoor dining, youth sports competition, and attending sporting events.