Statement from Senator Marty Block on His Decision Not to Run for Reelection

January 28, 2016


SACRAMENTO—State Senator Marty Block today released the following statement following his announcement that he would not seek re-election:


Block’s Statement on Governor’s State of the State Address

January 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO- The Governor’s State of State was a good inventory of how far we’ve come on budget, education, climate change, and programs for the poor. 

As Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance for the past 3 years, we have made much needed investments in K-12 education. As the Governor emphasized, we have experienced a 51% increase in education funding, moving California from the back of the pack, and renewing the emphasis on the local control of schools and community colleges. 

Sen. Block secures $6 million for baccalaureate pilot program

December 03, 2015

SAN DIEGO – State Senator Marty Block (D-39) announced today that $6 million has been secured to assist with the start-up costs for California’s historic Baccalaureate Pilot Program.  The funding will support the establishment of one new bachelor’s degree program at 15 California community colleges.