Awards & Recognitions

2022 Awards & Recognitions

Four Freedoms Award, Sacramento Stonewall Dems (2022)

Legislative Champion, National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) (2022)

2021 Awards & Recognitions

100% Score, California School Employees Association (CSEA) (2021)

Civil Liberties Champion, ACLU California Action (2021)

100% Score, California Food and Farming Network (2021)

Reproductive Health Care Champion, 100% Score, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) (2021)

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award: Supporting Bay Area Veterans, One Vet One Voice (2021)

Reproductive Freedom State Senate Champion, A+ Score, NARAL Pro-Choice California (2021)

Policy/Legislative Leadership Award Winner, California Mental Health Advocacy for Children and Youth (CMHACY) (2021)

Behavioral Health Champion, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) (2021)

Innovations in Recovery Award, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (2021) 

Community Service Award, California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) (2021)

2020 Awards & Recognitions

All Star, A+ Courage Score, Courage Campaign (2020)

Legislator of the Year, California Marriage and Family Therapists (2020)

Environmental Justice Champion, VISION (2020)

100% Score, Planned Parenthood (2020)

Civil Liberties Champion and 100% Score, ACLU California Action (2020)

100% Score, Equality California (2020)

Legislator of the Year, American Red Cross (2020)

99% Score, California League of Conservation Voters (2020)

100% Score, United Domestic Workers, ACFSME Local 3930 (2020) 

100% Score, Health Acces (2020)

100% Score, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) (2020)

2019 Awards & Recognitions

Appreciation for leadership on LGBT Aging Issues, LGBT Aging Celebration Event (March 2019)

2019 Senate Leadership Award, Easterseals (March 2019)

Legislator of the Year, California Cannabis Industry Association (March 2019)

Solar Champion Award, Vote Solar Equinox (March 2019)

Supervisor Canepa's Northern San Mateo County Hero of the Year, Supervisor David Canepa (March 2019)

110 Percent Labor Voting Record in 2018, California Labor Federation/State Building and Construction Trades Council (April 2019)

Mark Pearlman Outstanding Service Award, California Coalition for Youth (April 2019)

Legislator of the Year, California Norml and Americans for Safe Access (May 2019)

Vanguard Leadership Award, Equality California (May 2019)

Harvey's Hero Award, Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza (May 2019)

Hunger Fighter Award, California Hunger Action Coalition (May 2019)

Community Healthcare Hero, SF Community Clinic Consortium (June 2019)

Clean Money Champion 2017-2018, California Clean Money Campaign (2019)

Brownie Mary Democrat’s State Senator of the Year Award, Brownie Mary Democrats (November 2019)

Healthcare Justice Champion, SEIU-UHW (December 2019)

2018 Awards & Recognitions

Smart Risks Award, MissionBit (November 2018)

Housing Hero, Housing Action Coalition (October 2018)

TOP Award, Breakthrough Institute (September 2018)

Distinguished Long-term Care Advocate, San Francisco State University Gerontology Program (September 2018)

Legislator of the Year, California Solar & Storage Association (August 2018)

Advanced Energy Legislative Champion, Advanced Energy Economy (August 2018)

West Coast Liberty Award Honoree, Lambda Legal (June 2018)

Grand Marshal, Fresno Rainbow Pride (June 2018)

Legislator of the Year, Junior League of San Francisco (May 2018)

Impact Award, Justice in Aging (April 2018)

Anne B. Stanton Award, Larkin Street Youth Services (March 2018)

Legislator of the Year, California Sexual Assault Investigators Association (March 2018)

Hart Vision Award, 25th Annual Charter Schools Conference (March 2018)

Legislator of the Year, Stonewall Democratic Club (March 2018)

2017 Awards & Recognitions

Legislator of the Year, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (December 2017)

Lawmaker of the Year, ADAP Advocacy Association (September 2017)

Green Hard Hat Award, USGBC (June 2017)

Appreciation Award, California Transit Association (May 2017)

Solar Champion Award, Vote Solar Equinox (March 2017)

Past Awards & Recognitions

Rising Star, TechNet (December 2016)

Founding Member, Castro Community on Patrol (July 2005)