|Los Angeles City Council, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|California State Assembly District 45|
|California State Senate|
|California State Assembly|
|Bachelor's||University of California Los Angeles (1977)|
|J.D.||People's College of Law (1983)|
Cedillo earned a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA in 1977 and a law degree in 1983 from the People's College of Law. He worked as the general manager of SEIU's Local 660 from 1991-1996. He was a law clerk for the American Civil Liberties Union and a director of the Campaign for Dignity and Civic Participation.
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, Cedillo ranked as an 83.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cedillo served on these committees:
- Budget Committee, California General Assembly
- Housing and Community Development Committee, California General Assembly
- Public Safety Committee, California General Assembly
- Revenue and Taxation Committee, California General Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cedillo served on these committees:
Cedillo did not run for re-election in 2012.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
Cedillo was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of California's term limits. He instead won election to the district 45 seat of the California State Assembly. He defeated Republican Suzanne Olivos in the November 2 general election.
|California State Assembly, District 45 General Election (2010)|
|Gilbert Cedillo (D)||53,745|
|Suzanne Olivos (R)||10,724|
In 2006 Cedillo was elected to the California State Senate, District 22. He finished with 71,199 votes and was followed by Mike Ten with 18,581 votes and Murray Levy with 3,469 votes. Cedillo raised $497,579 for his campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 22|
|Gilbert Cedillo (D)||71,199|
|Mike Ten (R)||18,581|
|Murray Levy (L)||3,469|
In 2010, Cedillo raised $323,892 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters||$15,600|
|Service Employees Local 721||$10,300|
|California State Council Of Service Employees||$7,800|
Senator Cedillo speaks to National Hispanic Media Coalition
In 2006 Cedillo raised $497,579 in campaign donations. His top five donors are listed below.
|California State Council of Service Employees||$13,400|
|California Teachers Association||$11,400|
|California Trucking Association||$7,500|
|Laborers Local 300||$7,500|
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- Office website
- Legislative profile of Gilbert Cedillo on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Gilbert Cedillo on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000 (Assembly), 2000 (Senate)
- Gilbert Cedillo on Facebook
- Gilbert Cedillo on MySpace
- Gil Cedillo on Twitter
- 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, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership (dead link)
- Senate Health committee membership (dead link)
- Senate Public Safety committee membership list (dead link)
- Senate Rules committee membership list (dead link)
- Senate Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Campaign donors
|Los Angeles City Council District 1
| Succeeded by|
Kevin de León (D)
|California Assembly District 45
| Succeeded by|
Bob Blumenfield (D)
|California State Senate District 22
| Succeeded by|
Kevin De Leon