Caucus Members

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator Mike McGuire

SD 2, Healdsburg

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Senator Mike McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century. Raised by his mom and grandma, Mike worked his way through high school and college and enjoyed a career in the radio and television industries. Senator McGuire proudly represents the North Coast and North San Francisco Bay Area and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Human Services. A graduate of Sonoma State University, he lives with his wife Erika in Healdsburg.

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Bill Dodd

SD 3, Napa

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Senator Bill Dodd is a fifth generation Californian and lifelong resident of the district, where he grew up on a small family farm in Napa County. Prior to his time in elected office, Bill was a successful small business owner. He owned and operated one of the largest full-service Culligan Water operations in California, and served as president of the water quality industry’s state and national trade associations.

Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman

Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman

SD 5, Stockton

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A leader with decades of experience in public service and community-building, Dr. Susan Talamantes Eggman was elected to the State Senate in November of 2020, serving the 5th Senate District which is comprised of San Joaquin County, a significant portion of Stanislaus County and the Sacramento County community of Galt.  Susan served in the State Assembly from December of 2012 through November of 2020.

Senator Richard Pan

Senator Richard Pan

SD 6, Sacramento

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Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and former UC Davis educator, was elected to the State Senate in November 2014. Dr. Pan proudly represents Sacramento, West Sacramento, Elk Grove and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County in the state legislature and is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. Dr. Pan continues to practice medicine at The Effort Oak Park Community Clinic.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Senator Steven M. Glazer

SD 7, Contra Costa

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Elected to the California State Senate in 2015, Senator Steven M. Glazer serves Senate District 7 which is based in Northern California’s Contra Costa and Alameda counties, encompassing the cities of Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore along the I-680 corridor, and Pittsburgh, Antioch, Clayton, Oakley and Brentwood along Highway 4. A lifelong environmental advocate, Senator Glazer led efforts that raised hundreds of millions of dollars to permanently protect open space in California and 25 other states. His environmental leadership has been recognized by the Trust for Public Land and Save The Bay.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senator Nancy Skinner

SD 9, Oakland

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A social justice advocate, energy and climate change trailblazer, and accomplished legislator, Senator Nancy Skinner completed three terms in the State Assembly before her election to the State Senate in 2016. Outside of her distinguished career in elected office, she has taught public policy at UC Berkeley, focusing on policy interventions to address poverty and income inequality and served as a Senior Policy Fellow at UC Davis’s Energy and Transportation Institutes.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Bob Wieckowski

SD 10, Fremont

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Senator Bob Wieckowski was elected on Nov. 4, 2014 and represents the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature. The district stretches from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara County and shares Wieckowski’s focus on job creation, clean technologies, protecting our environment and reducing unnecessary regulations.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Scott Wiener

SD 11, San Francisco

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A resident of the famed Castro neighborhood for nearly 20 years, Senator Scott Wiener represents Senate District 11, largely comprised of the City of San Francisco. Before his work in the Senate, Wiener served on the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors and as a Deputy City Attorney. He has served on the national Board of Directors for Human Rights Campaign.

Senator Anna M. Caballero

Senator Anna M. Caballero

SD 12, Salinas

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Anna M. Caballero was elected in November 2018 to the California State Senate to represent the 12th Senate District, which includes the Salinas Valley, San Benito County, Merced County and portions of Stanislaus, Madera and Fresno Counties. Anna has a 30 year legacy of public service in her community. She has been a tireless advocate for families, farmers, veterans, workers, the disabled, seniors, and teachers. She is honored to serve Senate District 12.

Senator Josh Becker

Senator Josh Becker

SD 13, Menlo Park

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Senator Josh Becker is a public policy innovator working at the nexus of community activism, technology and social justice. Elected to the State Senate in November 2020, Senator Becker represents the residents of California’s 13th Senate District, which comprises most of San Mateo County and the northern part of Santa Clara County.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Senator Melissa Hurtado

SD 14, Sanger

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State Senator Melissa Hurtado grew up in the Valley. As the daughter of immigrant parents and the first in her family to graduate from college, Melissa knows firsthand what it means to achieve the American dream. That is why she is serving in the State Senate – to advocate for access to healthcare, quality schools, good paying jobs and the opportunity for a better life.

Senator Dave Cortese

Senator Dave Cortese

SD 15, San Jose

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Senator Dave Cortese represents District 15 which encompasses much of Santa Clara County in the heart of Silicon Valley. Along with his accomplished career as an attorney and business owner, the Senator previously served on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, the San Jose City Council, and the East Side Union High School District Board. He grew up in San Jose as part of a family that has been active in civic, cultural and business activities for generations. His deep local roots and love for his community fuel his passion for public service.

Senator John Laird

Senator John Laird

SD 17, Santa Cruz

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John Laird was sworn in as the State Senator for Senate District 17 on December 7, 2020. Laird served as California Secretary for Natural Resources by Governor Jerry Brown from January 5, 2011 until January 7, 2019. Laird also served as a member of the State Integrated Waste Management Board from 2008 to 2009 and taught state environmental policy at University of California Santa Cruz. In 2002, he was elected Assemblymember for the 27th District, which included portions of Monterey, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, and reelected in 2004 and 2006. While serving the maximum three terms in the Assembly, Laird authored 82 bills that were signed into law.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

SD 18, Van Nuys

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Senator Robert M. Hertzberg was elected to the State Senate in November 2014. Prior to his election, Senator Hertzberg served in the California Assembly from 1996 to 2002, including two years as Speaker. Between his periods of service in the Legislature, Hertzberg spent over a decade in the private sector helping to establish groundbreaking public policy in several areas. Senator Hertzberg represents nearly one- million residents of the San Fernando Valley and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. Hertzberg is a native of Los Angeles and has two grown sons, David and Daniel.

Senator Monique Limón

Senator Monique Limón

SD 19, Santa Barbara

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Senator Monique Limón was elected to the Senate in November 2020 and represents the 19th Senate district that includes all of Santa Barbara County and over half of Ventura County. Born and raised in the 19th district, Monique has worked continuously to serve her community as an educator, leader, and an advocate for causes advancing the quality of life in her community. Before the State Senate, Monique served as the Assemblymember for District 37th. Serving four years in the State Assembly, Monique Chaired the Banking and Finance Committee and was the Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Connie M. Leyva

SD 20, Chino

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Elected to represent the 20th State Senate District on November 4, 2014, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her first term in the California State Senate. A lifelong activist for working people and families, Senator Leyva started working at her local Alpha Beta market as a senior in high school. She served as both Union Representative and President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428,and was elected in 2004 as the first female President of the California Labor Federation, representing more than 2.1 million workers throughout the state.

Senator Susan Rubio

Senator Susan Rubio

SD 22, Baldwin Park

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Susan Rubio was born in Juarez, Mexico and is the daughter of immigrant parents. With two decades of experience as a community leader, classroom teacher, and public servant, and as a lifelong champion for children, working families, economic justice and the environment, Susan Rubio understands the needs of the San Gabriel Valley.

Senator Maria Elena Durazo

Senator Maria Elena Durazo

SD 24, Los Angeles

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María Elena was born the seventh child in a family of eleven children to migrant worker parents. Growing up, María Elena traveled with her family, following the crops throughout California and Oregon, and experiencing the exploitative conditions and hardships that migrant laborers suffer. In spite of these obstacles, María Elena attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and graduated in 1975. Thereafter she began her life working for various unions while serving on many civic commissions and boards. She also earned a degree in law at the People's College of Law in 1985.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SD 25, Pasadena

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Prior to his election to the State Assembly, and now State Senate, Senator Portantino spent many years working in film and television production, as a producer, line producer, art director, assistant director and location manager. As a member of the California Film Commission, he helped implement the California Film Tax Credit Program. Previous public service included nearly eight years on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, with two terms as Mayor and vice chair of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Benjamin Allen

SD 26, Santa Monica

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Elected to the State Senate in November 2014, Senator Ben Allen is the Chair of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee and Joint Committee on the Arts. Senator Allen proudly represents the Westside and South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. He is a former board member and former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Henry Stern

SD 27, Canoga Park

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Senator Henry Stern is a sixth-generation Californian and native of this district. He credits his passion for public service as a family trait, whose diverse history includes farming and ranching, music and film, and a steadfast commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential. Senator Stern was elected to represent the 27th Senate District, which includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, on November 8, 2016. Prior to his election, Stern worked as a senior policy advisor to former California State Senator Fran Pavley.

Senator Josh Newman

Senator Josh Newman

SD 29, Fullerton

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Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, non-profit founder, and State Senator for the 29th Senate district of California. A graduate of Yale, Senator Newman has been motivated by public service his whole life. Every career choice he has made and every community group or organization he has been involved with has been driven by his desire to give back to his community.

Senator Sydney Kamlager

Senator Sydney Kamlager

SD 30, Los Angeles

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Sydney Kamlager represents District 30 which includes Culver City, Ladera Heights, and Westmont and the Crenshaw, Downtown, and Florence neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Kamlager served in the State Assembly from April of 2018 through March of 2021. In 2020, Kamlager passed AB 1950, the most transformative probation reform legislation in the country. She was Chair of the Select Committee on Incarcerated Women, and sat on the Assembly Public Safety Committee and Speaker Rendon's Select Committee on Police Reform. Kamlager also is committed to advocating for environmental justice, funding for the arts and equity in our education system.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Richard D. Roth

SD 31, Riverside

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Senator Richard D. Roth was elected to the State Senate in November 2012. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Senator Roth served in the Air Force for 32 years until his retirement in 2007. During his time in the Air Force he rose to the rank of major general. Senator Roth has also been engaged in the practice of labor and employment law with Riverside-based firms for over 30 years. Senator Roth is Chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government and Senate Committee on Insurance. Senator Roth and his wife Cindy live in Riverside.

Senator Bob Archuleta

Senator Bob Archuleta

SD 32, Pico Rivera

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Bob Archuleta was elected in November 2018 to the California State Senate to represent the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles County and Orange County. Bob will work with the state and federal government to fix our roads and highways, bring new job growth and work with all elected leaders to improve and develop state-of-the-art resources in our communities. Bob has been a strong voice for families, veterans, workers, the disabled, seniors and teachers of the 32nd Senate District.

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

SD 33, Long Beach

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Senator Lena A. Gonzalez was elected to the State Senate to represent the 33rd District in June of 2019. Growing up in a working-class family where her father was a truck driver and her mother worked in aerospace, Senator Gonzalez learned the value of hard work and dedication.

Senator Tom Umberg

Senator Tom Umberg

SD 34, Santa Ana

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State Senator Tom Umberg is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, former federal criminal prosecutor, three term state legislator, small business owner and Deputy Drug Czar for President Clinton. Senator Umberg will continue working to keep our communities safe while also protecting the rights of workers, immigrants and women who deserve to be free from harassment and intimidation.

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Steven Bradford

SD 35, Gardena

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Senator Steven Bradford is a proud life-long public servant and citizen activist, previously serving as Mayor of Gardena and a member of the State Assembly. Bradford has spent his career being singularly focused on one objective– to represent his constituents to the best of his ability and to work tirelessly to get things done for families and local neighborhoods in our community. Growing up in Gardena, Bradford credits his mother– a nurse– for instilling strong values of caring for others and giving back to the community, and his father –who owned his own small business– for teaching him the importance of speaking up and out against injustice.

Senator Dave Min

Senator Dave Min

SD 37, Irvine

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Dave Min was elected in 2020 to represent Orange County’s 37th State Senate District, which includes the cities of Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.

Dave is a native Californian who resides in Irvine with his wife, Jane Stoever, and their three young kids. Before joining the State Senate, Min was a law professor at UC Irvine, where he taught and researched in the area of business law. He is one of the country’s leading experts on banking and housing policy, and has testified six times before Congress on these issues. Jane is also a law professor at UC Irvine, where she teaches Family Law, runs the law school’s Domestic Violence Clinic, and is the founder and director of UCI’s Initiative to End Family Violence, one of the university’s signature programs that is working to develop interdisciplinary solutions to domestic violence and abuse.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Toni Atkins

SD 39, San Diego

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A former Speaker of the California State Assembly, Senator Toni G. Atkins represents the 39th Senate District, which includes the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Prior to state elective office, Senator Atkins worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center as a member of the San Diego City Council. Under her Speakership, Assembly Democrats championed the state's first Earned Income Tax Credit, benefitting nearly 1.5 million Californians and lifting 50,000 people out of poverty and 50,000 others out of deep poverty. Issues of affordable housing and preventing homelessness are closest to her heart.

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Ben Hueso

SD 40, San Diego

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Senator Ben Hueso represents the 40th Senate District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, Coronado and portions of the City of San Diego, Imperial County and the southern part of Riverside. Senator Hueso chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence. He created the Select Committee in an effort to explore the potential for new technologies and plan strategies to achieve independence from external energy sources.