Assemblymember Audra Strickland
Audra Strickland was first elected to serve in the State Assembly representing the 37th Assembly District in 2004. Receiving overwhelming approval and support from her community, she was subsequently reelected in 2006. Before being elected into office,…
Audra Strickland was first elected to serve in the State Assembly representing the 37th Assembly District in 2004. Receiving overwhelming approval and support from her community, she was subsequently reelected in 2006. Before being elected into office, Audra Strickland taught junior high school students American history and Language Arts. Although deeply committed to educating our children, anyone who has worked with Audra knows she has a strong passion for public policy.
Audra Strickland earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine. Shortly after graduating, she gained considerable legislative experience working in our State Capitol for several legislators including Assembly Members Bill Campbell, Chuck Poochigian, and former Speaker Curt Pringle.
As a member of the Assembly, Audra Strickland's legislative priorities include measures to address the state's economy, tax relief for California's families, public safety and improving education. Major legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Strickland includes eliminating the state's unfair double tax on gasoline, reducing property taxes for homeowners, limiting the ability for state politicians to increase college tuition, and strengthening punishments for sexual predators.
As our voice in the Capitol and at the request of local elected officials and community members, Assemblywoman Strickland authored legislation to strengthen punishments for unlicensed drivers, improve traffic safety on Highway 118, protect the safety and cleanliness of our water resources, strengthen laws that prohibit weapons to be brought onto our school campuses, eliminate the statute of limitation to prosecute sexual predators and change the way property taxes are assessed on affordable housing to make it more fair to homeowners.
Early in her legislative career, Assemblywoman Strickland was appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly to serve on the Little Hoover Commission, the state's premiere fiscal and government efficiency oversight agency. As a good government proponent, Audra Strickland authored the first ever state measure to provide civil penalties to state government officials who knowingly lie to mislead the public on official state reports.
Assemblywoman Strickland resides in Thousand Oaks with her husband, State Senator Tony Strickland and their two children Ruby Ruth and Anthony Paul. Audra is also involved with a variety of local organizations and causes, from a cancer awareness effort to a battered women's support organization. In 2002, her dedication to her community was recognized by her appointment to the Ventura County Board of Education and receipt of the Teacher of the Year award from the Ventura County Republican Women's Federated. More recently, she has been named Legislator of the Year by the Young Republican Federation of California.
Assemblywoman Audra Strickland represents the 37th Assembly District, including the communities of Acton, Agua Dulce, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Castaic, Chatsworth, Fillmore, Los Angeles, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak View, Ojai, Piru, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Thousand Oaks, and West Hills.