Dean Florez

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Dean Florez
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California State Senate District 16
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Dean Florez (b. 1963) is a former Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 16 from 2002 to 2010. He served as the Senate Majority Leader.

Prior to joining the state senate, Florez served in the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2002.


Florez earned his B.S. in political science from UCLA in 1986 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993. His professional experience includes working as a consultant to the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review committee from 1986 to 1991 and as president of the Ophon Consulting Group from 1995 to 1998.

Committee assignments

Senator Florez speaks to San Bernardino Democrats

Florez served on these standing Senate committees:


Initiative rights

Florez was a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 24, which would have made it illegal to pay initiative circulators on a pay-per-signature basis.[1]



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Florez has filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for California Controller in the 2014 elections.[2]


See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Florez was ineligible to seek re-election in 2010.


In 2006 Florez was elected to the California State Senate, District 16. He ran unopposed and finished with 78,146 votes.[3] Florez raised $503,107 for her campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Florez (D) 78,146

Campaign donors


In 2006, Florez raised $503,107 in campaign donations. Her top three donors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $27,000
California Medical Association $13,400
AT&T $8,300

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[5][6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Florez ranked as an 85.[7]


Florez and his wife, Elsa, have two children.

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Preceded by
California State Senate District 16
Succeeded by
Michael J. Rubio