Every year the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsors its “Woman of the Year” celebration. Each assemblymember selects a woman from his or her district who has contributed significantly to her community.

“I was delighted to name Santa Monica resident, Suzanne Verge, president of the LA West Chapter of the Million Mom March, as my ‘Woman of the Year’,” said Assemblymember Pavley.

Verge has spent much of her time lobbying for a federal ban on assault weapons since her brother was shot to death in 1978.