Assemblymember Jim Frazier was elected in 2012 to represent the 11th Assembly District. Prior to joining the Assembly, Frazier, a master carpenter, owned a home construction firm and served on the Oakley City Council, including one term as a mayor.
Frazier, who chairs the newly created Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, has been a long-time supporter of the special needs community. He helped create East Contra Costa County’s first All-Abilities Playground in in Oakley and was a co-sponsor for the CAST for Kids Fishing Derby.
His financial support helped establish Antioch’s Special Haven Multi-Sensory Room, which helps individuals with autism, brain injury, developmental disabilities, dementia and PTSD increase their focus abilities, self-esteem and well-being while changing behavioral abilities in a safe and peaceful setting.
Frazier has served as a volunteer for the Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games for the past 14 years in Berkeley and Davis.
In the Assembly, Frazier has authored several pieces of legislation aimed at enhancing the lives of those with disabilities. He is the author of AB 2371, which established the voluntary tax checkoff for the Special Olympics Fund.
In 2017, he authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 64, which proclaimed May 22 as Special Olympics Day in California. Also in 2017 he received the California Disability Services Association Legislative Leadership Award.
Assemblymember Frazier is a longtime Delta resident and currently resides in Discovery Bay.