Davis, Mike

Assemblyman Mike Davis was elected to serve the 48th Assembly District in 2006. Located in Los Angeles County, the 48th District is home to a myriad of diverse communities including: Arlington Park, Athens, Chesterfield Square, King Estates, Koreatown, Lafayette Park, Magnolia Square, North University Park, University Park, Vermont Knolls, West Adams, West Park Terrace and Wilshire Center.

The Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry Continues The Fight

By California Assemblyman Mike Davis

Over the weekend, assembly bill 1329 (Davis) received a signature by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. The bill provides the California Department Public Health with the necessary administrative tools to continue the operation of the statewide California Cancer Registry.

According to the American Cancer Society, between 1998 and 2008, we have seen overall incidence rates decrease by 8%. In the same time period, mortality rates have decreased by 22%. However, in 2011, an estimated 144,035 Californians will be diagnosed with cancer. This is equivalent to more than 16 new cases every hour of every day. An estimated 54,690 people will die of the disease next year, which works out to nearly 150 people each day. This is alarming.

A More Inclusive and Diverse Judiciary

By Assemblymember Mike Davis

California’s current pool of superior court judges does not reflect our state’s rich diversity.  It is for this reason I introduced Assembly Bill AB 126 to make our judicial selection process more fair and diverse.  

Currently, whites make up 73.6% of the state’s judiciary, compared to 5.2% for African Americans and 7.5% for Latinos. These numbers are significantly out of step with population statistics released by the 2010 Census.

According to the US Census, whites make up 40.1% of California’s population, blacks 6.2%, Asians 13%, and Latinos 37.6%. As a result, minorities are under-represented in the judiciary, one of three equal branches of California’s government.

Women, Minority, & Veteran-Owned Wireless Businesses Access Improves

By Assemblymember Mike Davis

Access. Access to healthcare. Access to jobs. Access to affordable housing. Accessibility is a condition that we all desire. It is what allows us to meet our needs and fulfill our dreams. On the other hand, lack of accessibility limits the opportunity to provide a better life for ourselves.

To improve access to jobs in the growing cellular and wireless telecommunications industry, this year, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Assembly Bill 1918. Since 1986 wireless telecommunication companies have grown to the level of other major corporations of their kind. It is appropriate that they join their brother and sister firms and voluntary report to the PUC on supplier diversity opportunities which exists.

Gang Injunctions: An Important Tool Protecting Our Communities

By Assemblymember Mike Davis

Gang activity and violence is a major problem plaguing our communities.  On a daily basis young men are gunned downed or stabbed by dueling gangs. Innocent bystanders are also often caught in this crossfire.  It is not uncommon to hear of children, even infants, being fatally struck by stray bullets from the guns of gang members.

According to a 2009 report by the Violence Policy Center, 32.7 percent of homicides in California are gang related.  Furthermore, the largest percentage of male homicide victims (37.5 percent) are victims of gang-related homicides.

Gangs typically take over neighborhoods exerting power and control over several blocks of a city.  Within their “territory,” gang members extort from businesses (for “protection”), steal cars, deal drugs, and run prostitution schemes.  Make no mistake, residents live under the authority of these gangs.  Crimes occur within eye sight but individuals are intimidated and scared into remaining silent.