|California State Senate District 15|
|California State Assembly|
Coto has served as Superintendent of East Side Union High School District and Superintendent/teacher in the Oakland Unified School District.
He is a former member of the Oakland City Council and currently sits on the Board of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, President of the Latino Democratic Forum, Board Member of the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Chair of the Mexican Plaza Cultural Arts Center.
Coto served on the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee, California General Assembly
- Select Committee on Biotechnology
- Elections and Redistricting Committee, California General Assembly
- Governmental Organization Committee, California General Assembly (Chair)
- Audit Committee, California Legislature
- Revenue and Taxation Committee, California General Assembly
- Select Committee on Youth Violence Prevention
Coto's sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 122 - Tribal gaming: compact ratification
- AB 465 - Schools: parent involvement
- AB 1299 - State taxes: vote requirement
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
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.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Coto ranked as an 89.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2012
Coto ran in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 15. He and incumbent James Beall Jr. advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was then defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|California State Senate, District , General Election, 2012|
Coto received endorsements from:
Coto was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the California State Assembly.
In 2008 Coto was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 23. Coto (D) finished with 81,523 votes while his opponent Mark Petrosso (R) finished with 24,876 votes. Coto raised $1,046,311 for his campaign fund.
|California State Assembly District 23|
|Joe Coto (D)||81,523|
|Mark Patrosso (R)||24,876|
Below are Coto's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|California Teachers Association||$14,400|
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|Building & Construction Trades Council of CA||$12,500|
|California State Council of Laborers||$10,800|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$10,800|
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- Joe Coto's personal website
- Official state assembly website of Joe Coto
- Legislative profile of Joe Coto on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Joe Coto on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Twitter account
- Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coto
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- California Secretary of State - Official 2012 Primary Results
- Joe Coto "Endorsements" Accessed October 2, 2012
- California State Assembly election results
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|California State Assembly District 23
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