Jim Frazier (politician)
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 11th district
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||new district|
May 4, 1959 |
|Residence||Discovery Bay, California|
James L. Frazier Jr. is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 11th Assembly District, which encompasses the western Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
During his first term, Frazier's legislation focused on roadway safety and infrastructure. He authored Assembly Bill 1113, concerning provisional driver's licenses, which sought to strengthen teen driver-licensing programs and improve the safety of the roadways. He also authored Assembly Bill 417, which lessened the processes needed to authorize bike lanes in urbanized areas. He authored Assembly Bill 513, which expands the use of rubberized asphalt (made from waste tires) in roads and other transportation projects. And he authored Assembly Bill 1336, which provides the state with added enforcement powers necessary to ensure that workers are paid mandated wages.
During the 2014-15 legislative session, Frazier served as Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee. In this role, he contributed to the defeat of a bill seeking to explicitly add representation from disadvantage communities to the California Transportation Commission, stating that "the bill would elevate disadvantaged communities and their interests above all others, and we can’t have that." 
2014 California State Assembly
|California's 11th State Assembly district election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jim Frazier (incumbent)||30,893||60.7|
|Democratic||Jim Frazier (incumbent)||54,044||59.7|
2016 California State Assembly
|California's 11th State Assembly district election, 2016|
|Democratic||Jim Frazier (incumbent)||62,952||65.9|
|Democratic||Jim Frazier (incumbent)||111,592||64.2|
- "Assemblyman Jim Frazier's legislation still on governor's desk". The Reporter. September 26, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- Melanie Curry (April 19, 2016). "Transportation Equity Bills Defeated in Assembly Transpo Committee". Streetsblog Cal. Retrieved March 30, 2017.