KSEE24's Evan Onstot spends a day with three Central Valley legislators for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their daily lives
"This is going to be a huge challenge for the state of California."
"A lot of us see a straight line between a problem and a solution, but it takes a long time to even get that line drawn."
"I would not do this if I did not think I was helping my district and with ideas"
"To do the people's work and do it well, you have to commit yourself to it."
Representing a district is an exclusive club
Number of Assembly members
Number of State Senators
Miles Senator Vidak drives from Hanford to Sacramento every Monday
Height, in feet, of the Capitol dome
Number of terms served by Governor Jerry Brown
Legislator's salary, in dollars (highest in the country)
Senator Vidak talks about two of the things that surprised him when he first came to Sacramento.
Assemblyman Patterson explains how he loves his job, even as a member of the minority party.
Assemblyman Arambula talks about how he hopes to use his position to create positive changes to healthcare in California.