Coronavirus: We are here to help

Coronavirus COVID-19 What You Need to Know

In response to the Governor's Directive to address the Coronavirus or COVID-19, the California Legislature has recessed until April 13th.  In our collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we remain committed to providing assistance to our constituents. 

If you lost your job, or your hours of work have been reduced because of the Coronavirus, you may be able to apply for Unemployment Insurance.  Call our office, or visit the State Employment Development Department.

For assistance, please call my District Office at (916) 464-1910

You can also email staff at the following email addresses:

For assistance with my Capitol office, please 916-319-2008

You can also email staff at the following email addresses:

  • Jillena Hernandez, Chief of Staff at
  • Amanda Kirchner, Legislative Director at
    • Staffs: Insurance, Public Safety, Judiciary, Revenue and Taxation, Rules
  • Elizabeth Hess, Legislative Assistant at
    • Staffs: Health, Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Privacy and Consumer Protection, Business and Professions, Governmental Organization, Labor and Employment, Veterans Affairs
  • Brendan Repicky, Legislative Assistant at
    • Staffs: Public Employment and Retirement, Arts and Entertainment, Housing, Transportation, Accountability and Administrative Review, Elections and Redistricting, Higher Education, Education, Local Government, Jobs, Economic Development & the Economy
  • Emily Berry, Legislative Assistant at
    • Staffs: Natural Resources, Utilities and Energy, Water, Parks, and Wildlife
  • Nestor.Lopez, Administrative Assistant at
    • Staffs: Human Services, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Aging and Long-Term Care, and Communications & Conveyance

Please note that all Legislative and District staff are not taking any meetings in person. We are taking meetings via phone and will respond to email as quickly as possible.

If you would like to register your support or opposition on a bill to a Legislative Committee that Assemblyman Cooley sits on please use our online portal system found here:

Committee on Rules at

Committee on Insurance at

Committee on Governmental Organization at

Committee on Public Employment and Retirement at

If you would like to register your support or opposition on a bill for Mr. Cooley’s information you may do so through our Assembly:

For more information on the Coronavirus-19, my team has created a resource page for your convenience, please click here.