|California State Senate District 28|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Prior to joining the state senate, Oropeza served in the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2006, on the Long Beach City Council from 1994 to 2000 and on board of the Long Beach Unified School District from 1988 to 1994.
Oropeza earned her B.S. in Business Administration from California State University-Long Beach.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
Oropeza was seeking re-election to the 28th District seat when she died. She had no primary opposition. She would have faced Republican John S. Stammreich and Libertarian David Ruskin in the November 2 general election.
California law prevents calling a special election to fill a vacant office within 68 days of an election, so her name remained on the November 2 ballot. She did win the election, so a special election will be required to replace her.
In 2006 Oropeza was elected to the California State Senate, District 28. She finished with 129,151 votes and was followed by Cherryl Liddle with 72,570 votes and Peter De Baets with 7,485 votes. Oropeza raised $899,866 for her campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 28|
|Jenny Oropeza (D)||129,151|
|Cherryl Liddle (R)||72,570|
|Peter De Baets (L)||7,485|
In 2006, Oropeza raised $899,866 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below including $50,000 that she donated personally.
|California State Council of Service Employees||$13,400|
|California Teachers Association||$13,400|
|California Dental Association||$12,700|
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, Oropeza ranked as a 71.
Senator Oropeza speaks about banning smoking in cars
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- Official website of State Senator Jenny Oropeza (dead link)
- Legislative profile of Jenny Oropeza on Project Vote Smart (timed out)
- Biographical profile of Jenny Oropeza on Project Vote Smart (timed out)
- Campaign contributions: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008
- Jenny Oropeza on Facebook
- Press-Telegram, "Sen. Jenny Oropeza dies at 53," October 21, 2010
- Sacramento Bee, Oropeza's name remains on ballot
- 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, "2006 Campaign funds," accessed December 8, 2014
- 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 State Senate District 28
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Ted Lieu (D)