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Trouble getting through to EDD in California? Here's what you can do | Dollars and Sense

One state lawmaker suggests calling your local lawmaker if you are having trouble getting through to EDD in California. Here are local representatives who serve you.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Many Californians are still waiting to receive their unemployment benefits. Hundreds of ABC10 viewers have shared their frustrations trying to reach California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). 

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty recommends calling your California legislators to help if you are having a hard time connecting with EDD. Below are local representatives* who you can contact:

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMEMBERS

DISTRICT 1: 

California’s 1st Assembly District represents Magalia, Lassen County, Susanville, Modoc County, Alturas, Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Colfax, Kings Beach, North Auburn, All of Plumas County, Portola, Quincy, Shasta County, Anderson, Redding, Shasta Lake, Sierra County, Downieville, Loyalton, Siskiyou County, Dorris, Dunsmuir, Etna, Fort Jones, Montague, Mount Shasta, Tulelake, Weed, Yreka, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Megan Dahle (R)

DISTRICT 3:

California’s 3rd Assembly District represents Butte County – Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise, Colusa County – Colusa, Glenn County - Orland, Willows and Sutter County - Live Oak, Yuba City, Tehama County - Corning, Red Bluff, Tehama, Yuba County - Marysville, Wheatland, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember James Gallagher (R)

DISTRICT 4:

California’s 4th Assembly District represents all or parts of Napa, Lake, Yolo, Sonoma, Colusa and Solano counties, according to the assemblymember’s website. 

Contact Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D) 

DISTRICT 5:

California’s 5th Assembly District represents Alpine County, Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Madera County, Mariposa County, Mono County, Placer County, Tuolumne County, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R)

DISTRICT 6:

California’s 6th Assembly District represents El Dorado County – Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Placer County – Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Penryn, Rocklin, Roseville, Sheridan, and Sacramento County – Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R)

DISTRICT 7:

California’s 7th Assembly District represents Sacramento, West Sacramento, and parts of unincorporated Sacramento County, according to the assemblymember’s website. 

Contact Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D) 

DISTRICT 8:

California’s 8th Assembly District represents portions of Sacramento and includes Rancho Cordova, according to the district map on the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D) 

DISTRICT 9:

California’s 9th Assembly District represents Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and Lodi, according to the assemblymember’s website. 

Contact Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D) 

DISTRICT 11:

California’s 11th Assembly District represents portions of Solano, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties, and includes the cities, towns, and areas of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis Air Force Base, Vacaville, and Walnut Grove, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D)

DISTRICT 12:

California’s 12th Assembly District represents San Joaquin County – Escalon, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, and Stanislaus County – Hughson, Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, Turlock, Waterford, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Heath Flora (R)

DISTRICT 13:

California’s 13th Assembly District represents San Joaquin Delta communities of Stockton, Tracy, Thornton, and Mountain House, according to the assembly member’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman 

DISTRICT 14:

California's 14th Assembly District represents portions of Contra Costa and Solano Counties, according to the assemblymember’s website.

Contact Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D)

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CALIFORNIA SENATORS

DISTRICT 1:

California's 1st Senate District represents all or portions of 11 counties, including Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Shasta, according to the state senator’s website.

Contact Senator Brian Dahle (R)

DISTRICT 3:

California's 3rd Senate District represents all of Napa and Solano counties and portions of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Sonoma, and Yolo counties, according to the state senator’s website.

Contact Senator Bill Dodd (D)

DISTRICT 4:

California's 4th Senate District represents Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba counties, according to the state senator’s website. 

Contact Senator Jim Nielsen (R)

DISTRICT 5:

California's 5th Senate District represents all of San Joaquin County and portions of Stanislaus and Sacramento Counties, according to the state senator’s website. 

Contact Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D)

DISTRICT 6:

California's 6th Senate District represents Sacramento, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County, according to the state senator’s website. 

Contact Senator Richard Pan (D)

DISTRICT 8:

California's 8th Senate District represents all or portions of the following Central Valley, foothills, and mountain counties: Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne, according to the state senator’s website. 

Contact Senator Andreas Borgeas (R)

DISTRICT 12:

California's 12th Senate District represents Salinas Valley, San Benito County, Merced County, and portions of Stanislaus, Madera, and Fresno Counties, according to the state senator’s website. 

Contact Senator Anna M. Caballero (D)

DISTRICT 16:

California's 16th Senate District represents and encompasses a large portion of Santa Clara County. The district also contains vast rural expanses of unincorporated areas that extend to the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Stanislaus County border, according to the state senator’s website. 

Contact Senator Jim Beall (D)

You can also find your local representative through your address

*The local representatives listed are based on the coverage areas our local news station serves --- The counties of Plumas, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Yolo, and Solano.

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