State Senator Borgeas says he attended Hawaii conference after state advised residents not to travel

California

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – State Senator Andreas Borgeas confirmed Wednesday he was among the Central Valley Republicans attending a bipartisan annual conference in Hawaii.

The trip to Maui comes after state leaders placed a recommended 14-day quarantine in place last week to discourage travel – and urged Californians not to gather ahead of the holidays – in a bid to control the number of new COVID-19 cases.

In a statement to YourCentralValley.com, Borgeas says he was at the conference to discuss legislative proposals and policy ideas to re-open the economy.

The Republican state senator for the Central Valley says he tested prior to arrival and is following COVID-19 and social distancing protocols.

Blanket mandates by the Governor aren’t working for families, schools, and businesses in California. That is why I am joining Central Valley Republican Assemblymembers Frank Bigelow and Heath Flora, on working on legislative ideas on ways to return to normalcy.

State Senator Andreas Borgeas

The five-day conference brings together about 150 people: 20 of them lawmakers from Texas, Washington and California, according to the event organizer.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com