|Small Business Administration|
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|Small Business Administrator nominee|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||January 15, 2014|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing for the State of California|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Mexico|
Contreras-Sweet was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was five years old. After serving in California public office, she founded several businesses and community organizations.
- 1999-2003: Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing for the State of California
- 2006: Founded ProAmerica Bank
Contreras-Sweet is married with three children.
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- The White House, "Remarks by the President in Nominating Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator of the SBA," January 15, 2014
- L.A. Times, "Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post," January 15, 2014
- Access to Capital, "5 Facts about Maria Contreras-Sweet: What You Should Know," January 16, 2014