California State Assemblymember
Dr. Joaquin Arambula represents the 31st Assembly District in the Central Valley, a district that includes 41 percent of the City of Fresno as well as all the rural cities and communities in Fresno County. He is the first Latino physician elected to the California Assembly. As an emergency room doctor in rural Fresno County, he saw the emotional and financial toll on people struggling with illnesses that access to health care could have prevented; he was determined to improve health care for everyone. He is chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, where he has focused on improving health care access and affordability and ensuring the protection of safety net programs for working families. He is the author of Assembly Bill 4, known as the “Health4All” bill, which seeks to expand full scope Medi-Cal coverage to all undocumented adults. He is a staunch advocate of efforts to address the critical statewide shortage of doctors and medical providers, specifically in the Central Valley. He also has worked diligently for improvements in other areas, including public safety, job development, and support for veterans and service members. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine and the University of Minnesota Medical School.