Jose Solorio

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Jose Solorio
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Former candidate for
California State Senate, District 34
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly
District 69
Santa Ana City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Irvine
Master'sHarvard University
Campaign website
Jose Solorio was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the California State Senate.

Solorio previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 69 from 2006 to 2012. He served on the Santa Ana City Council from 2000 to 2006.


Solorio has worked on the staff of the California State Senate Budget Committee, Vice President/Public Relations for The Market Connection, and Marketing Program Administrator of the Orange County Transportation Authority.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, Harvard Alumni Association, Orange County Public Affairs Association, and the Alumni Association of the University of California, Irvine.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Solorio served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Solorio served on these committees:


Political Courage test

Solorio did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Solorio's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 275 - Missing persons: DNA database
  • AB 316 - Wrongful convictions
  • AB 1439 - Gang and youth violence: prevention.

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Campaign themes


Solorio's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Excerpt: "As State Senator, I pledge to work on issues that matter most to you and your family, especially on the Three E's: Economy, Education and Environment."
  • Excerpt: "I also know that constituent service is very important. Resolving problems with state agencies like the DMV isn't always easy. As an experienced public servant, I'm here to help you navigate through the bureaucracy and resolve your problems."



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Jose Solorio (D) and Janet Nguyen (R) defeated Long Pham (R) in the blanket primary. Solorio was defeated by Nguyen in the general election.[4][5][6]

California State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Nguyen 58.1% 95,792
     Democratic Jose Solorio 41.9% 69,220
Total Votes 165,012
California State Senate, District 34 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Nguyen 52% 46,445
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Solorio 33.3% 29,793
     Republican Long Pham 14.7% 13,102
Total Votes 89,340


Solorio was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Solorio won re-election to the 69th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Republican Robert M. Hammond in the November 2 general election.[7]

California State Assembly, District 69 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Solorio (D) 36,436
Robert M. Hammond (R) 19,273


In 2008 Solorio was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 69. Solorio (D) finished with 50,809 votes while his opponent Cam Mangels (R) finished with 20,705 votes.

California State Assembly District 69
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Solorio (D) 50,809
Cam Mangels (R) 20,705

Campaign donors


On September 2, Solorio's campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was arrested for allegedly misappropriating funds from his campaign account and filing false disclosure reports. It appears that many other California Democrats could be affected as well.[8]


In 2010, Solorio raised $1,304,648 in contributions.[9]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $15,600
California Dental Association $11,900
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $11,400


Below are Solorio's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Assoc for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs $15,400
CA Teachers Assoc $14,400
CA Dental Assoc $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
Southern CA Pipe Trades District Council 16 $11,800

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.[11][12]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Solorio ranked as a 72.[13]


Solorio is married to Linn. They have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
California State Assembly District 69
Succeeded by
Tom Daly (D)