Steinberg, Darrell

Steinberg, Darrell


Darrell Steinberg has been the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate since 2008. Steinberg worked as an employee rights attorney for the California State Employees Association, an Administrative Law Judget, and a mediator before beginning his career in public service by serving on the Sacramento City Council from 1992 to 1998. ¬†Steinberg served in the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2004, and during his time there, became a champion for some of the most important mental health legislation in California’s history. His 1999 Assembly Bill 34 created new programs to serve homeless individuals with chronic and severe mental illness. In 2004, voters approved Steinberg’s Proposition 63 – the Mental Health Services Act – which now generates over $1 billiion per year in state and federal funds for community-based mental health programs.

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