Unsung Heroes

The Sacramento region is full of unsung heroes!

They are caring for others, overcoming hardships or working toward a dream.  They aren’t in the spotlight, but their stories are inspiring and they deserve recognition.

Through this effort, Dr. Pan hopes to put the spotlight on them – the unsung heroes of the 6th Senate District.

Every month Dr. Pan will highlight one such hero in our region and share their story.

If you know an unsung hero that should be in the spotlight, email Senator.Pan@senate.ca.gov.

Unsung Hero of the Month

March 2017: Dean "Dino" Alleger

Previously Recognized Unsung Heroes:

February 2017: Shonna McDaniels

January 2017: Ron Marshall

December 2016: Carol McNerney

November 2016: Chariss Fong

October 2016: Kay Temple Kirk

September 2016: Leah Nelson

August 2016: Pat Yanes

July 2016: Kathi Windheim

June 2016: Roman Murrietta

May 2016: Alexandra Russell

April 2016: Molly Simones

March 2016: Mark Jacobs

February 2016: BreAnda Northcutt 

January 2016: Hervey Taylor

December 2015: Don Ross

November 2015: Savanna Karmue

October 2015: Nina Delgaldillo

September 2015: Lynda Nicole Williams



Measure gives researchers access to data needed to comprehensively Conduct their research on firearm violence and prevention

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 536, a measure authored by Dr. Richard Pan, to provide much-needed data to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, passed the California State Senate today on a vote of 25-13. 

April 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and author of legislation aimed at boosting vaccine rates, hailed new data released today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) demonstrating that, in its first year of implementation, Senate Bill 277 is raising school vaccine rates to levels not seen in a decade and a half. 

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a former UC Davis faculty member and Director of the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program, made the following statement regarding the selection of Gary May, Ph.D. as UC Davis Chancellor: