Darrell Steinberg is Mayor of Sacramento and was the chief sponsor of Senate Bill 743. Steinberg served as an employee rights attorney for the California State Employees Association for ten years, followed by working as an Administrative Law Judge and mediator.
Mayor Steinberg served on the Sacramento City Council from 1992-1998 before being elected to the California State Assemble, where he served from 1999 until he was termed out in 2005.
During his time in the Assembly, Mayor Steinberg chaired the Assembly Committees on Budget, Appropriations, Judiciary, Labor and Employment and the Select Committee on High Priority Schools.
After being elected to the state Senate in 2006 he became Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. He also chaired the Senate Select Committee on High School Graduation, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, and the Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism.
Mayor Steinberg was the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate from 2008 to 2014, the first Senate leader from Sacramento since 1883.
He was elected Mayor of Sacramento in 2016.