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I firmly believe that education is the incubator of American innovation, prosperity, and economic equality. I have consistently advocated for programs such as Title I, Head Start, migrant education, and tutoring and mentoring for first-year college students. I will continue to support year-round Pell, streamlined student loan repayment processes, and student loan forgiveness for public service. 

 

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May 3, 2018 In The News

On Aug. 8, 2017, students and community members wearing brightly colored shirts that read “#SchoolsNotPrisons” filled rows of chairs at a Salinas Union High School District board meeting. In the back row, a handful of Salinas police officers and Chief Adele Fresé sat together. It quickly became standing room only.

On the agenda that night: whether or not Salinas Union High School District would put Salinas police officers on their campuses, as school resource officers.

May 3, 2018 In The News

San Benito High School senior Jasmine Ulloa was named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, as announced by Congressman Jimmy Panetta on May 2. Catherine Nordstrom, another SBHS senior, took second place in the competition and Baler student Tyler Oelrich was among the honorable mention winners.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

MONTEREY, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today announced the first, second, and third place winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

“This competition showcased the incredible creativity and talent of high school students throughout the central coast of California,” said Congressman Panetta. “I commend everyone who submitted their artwork, and thank their family members, teachers, and mentors for supporting these young artists.”

May 1, 2018 In The News

Salinas >> Congressman Jimmy Panetta said he had no clue as he grew up what he wanted to do, until finally one day it just clicked.

A little more than 300 high school students from 11 different schools throughout Monterey County got a chance to hear Panetta’s life story during Monterey County Law Day at Hartnell College on Tuesday.

Panetta, who was the keynote speaker at the event, also talked to the students about the importance of the separation of powers built into the Constitution and the power of the citizen voice through the election process.

May 1, 2018 In The News

Salinas >> Congressman Jimmy Panetta said he had no clue as he grew up what he wanted to do, until finally one day it just clicked.

A little more than 300 high school students from 11 different schools throughout Monterey County got a chance to hear Panetta’s life story during Monterey County Law Day at Hartnell College on Tuesday.

Panetta, who was the keynote speaker at the event, also talked to the students about the importance of the separation of powers built into the Constitution and the power of the citizen voice through the election process.

April 26, 2018 In The News

GONZALES — Gonzales student Andrew Funk received the Congressional Award from Congressman Jimmy Panetta on April 2.

The Congressional Award is a public-private partnership that was created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative and service in America’s youth ages 14 to 23.

April 19, 2018 In The News

Salinas >> What once was a church, but then was scheduled to be a school has opened as the new district offices of the Alisal Union School District.

Celebrating with drummers, folklorico dancers and community representatives, officials cut the ribbon on its new office on Bardin Road on Monday.

April 12, 2018 In The News

GONZALES — Congressman Jimmy Panetta visited Gonzales High School for a roundtable discussion with students about their Wings of Knowledge project working with local farms to gather data about water consumption in crops April 2.

Panetta sat down with a group of 12 Gonzales High School students to speak about a project the students are working on with Vahid Motazedin.

April 2, 2018 In The News

Gonzales >> The Gonzales High School campus was empty on Monday afternoon as students were on a much needed spring break just before the end of the school year.

But that didn’t stop a group of students in the Wings of Knowledge program from hosting Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, to discuss an idea that could benefit farmers and forecasters in the near future.

The students showed off a new weather station project they’ve been working on in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

March 13, 2018 In The News

Monterey County >> National School Walk Out is planned for Wednesday at 10 a.m. with promoters of the nationwide event calling for students to leave class for 17 minutes, representing the 17 lives lost in the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting in Florida.

But, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is encouraging students to remain on campus in the interest of student safety and encourages school sites to plan activities where students and staff can express their voices on campus.