Gloria J. Romero
|Gloria J. Romero|
|California State Senate District 24|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
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.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
Romero was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of California's term limits.
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. Romero raised $556,931 for her campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 24|
|Gloria J. Romero (D)||92,498|
|Robert Carver (R)||32,388|
In 2006 Romero raised $556,931 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.
|California State Council of Service Employees||$13,400|
|Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters||$12,300|
|Southern California Pipe Trades District Council l16||$8,000|
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."
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, Romero ranked as an 89.
Senator Romero speaks on SB 1446
Romero served on these legislative committees:
- Budget and Fiscal Review
- Business, Professions and Economic Development
- Governmental Organization
- Budget & Fiscal Review's Subcommittee on Education
24th District profile
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.
- Gloria Romero's personal website
- Official website of State Senator Gloria Romero
- Legislative profile of Gloria Romero on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Gloria Romero on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008
- California State Senate official election results
- Campaign donations
- San Diego Union Tribune, "Education should make us equal," January 21, 2010
- 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 Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee membership list
- Senate Education committee membership list
- Senate Standing Committee on Government Organization
- Subcommittee on Education
- Overview of Senate District 24
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