Gloria J. Romero

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Gloria J. Romero
Gloria J. Romero.jpg
California State Senate District 24
Former member
Term in office began
2001
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Gloria J. Romero (b. 1955) was a Democratic member of the California State Senate. She represented California's 24th Senate District. Her last four-year term ended in 2010 and she was not able to run again for the California Senate because of the state's term limits.

Romero was first elected to the state senate in a special election in March 2001. She was re-elected in November 2002 and November 2006. She previously served on the California State Assembly from 1998-2000 including a stint as its Majority Whip.

Romero has a PhD from UC-Riverside.

Elections

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Romero was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of California's term limits.

2006

In 2006 Romero was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 24. She finished with 92,498 votes while her opponent Robert Carver finished with 32,388 votes.[1] Romero raised $556,931 for her campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gloria J. Romero (D) 92,498
Robert Carver (R) 32,388

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006 Romero raised $556,931 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.[2]

Donor Amount
AT&T $17,300
California State Council of Service Employees $13,400
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $12,300
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council l16 $8,000

Policy positions

Failing schools

In response to government studies showing that in 2009, 2 million California school children attended public schools ranked as failing, and that about 40% of Latino and African-American students never complete high school, Romero says:

"I authored and championed California’s Race to the Top education reforms by declaring that it was time to name names. In countless meetings and hearings I carried a scroll. Not a diploma, but, sadly, a list of hundreds of California schools that are persistently failing...with bipartisan support in the Legislature and the governor’s signature, we created new laws that identify our very worst schools, provide for major turnarounds, improved data systems and high standards. But most importantly, for the first time in the history of California, we gave parents the responsibility for their children’s education. We gave parents real power, allowing them to petition to close or drastically revamp a badly failing school."[3]

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.[4][5]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Romero ranked as an 89.[6]

Committee assignments


Senator Romero speaks on SB 1446

Romero served on these legislative committees:

24th District profile

Senate District 24

California Senate District 24 includes part of Los Angeles County, including all of Avocado Heights, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, La Puente, Monterey Park, Rosemead, South San Gabriel, South San Jose Hills, Valinda, Vincent, West Covina, and West Puente Valley, most of Industry, and parts of Citrus, East Los Angeles, Hacienda Heights, and Rowland Heights.[12]

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Preceded by
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California State Senate District 24
2001-2010
Succeeded by
Ed Hernandez