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Tony Mendoza (California)
|California State Senate, District 32|
|December 1, 2014 - Present|
|December 2, 2018|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Term limits||12 years|
|California State Assembly|
|Artesia City Council|
|Bachelor's||California State University, Long Beach|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Mendoza's professional experience includes working as a Fourth-Grade Teacher at Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Mendoza served on the following committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Business, Professions, and Economic Development|
|• Labor and Industrial Relations, Chair|
|• Transportation and Housing|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mendoza served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media|
|• Elections and Redistricting|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mendoza served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banking and Finance|
|• Elections and Redistricting|
Political Courage test
Mendoza did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Mendoza's sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 132 - School safety: immigration investigations
- AB 155 - Local government: bankruptcy proceedings
- AB 1134 - Elections: petitions
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Tony Mendoza (D) and Mario A. Guerra (R) defeated Carlos R. Arvizu (D), Sally Morales Havice (D) and Irella Perez (D) in the blanket primary. Mendoza defeated Guerra in the general election.
|California State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Mario A. Guerra||47.7%||61,718|
Mendoza was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.
|California State Assembly, District 56 General Election (2010)|
|Tony Mendoza (D)||56,943|
|Henry J. Bestwick (R)||30,111|
In 2008 Mendoza was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 56. Mendoza (D) finished with 78,652 votes while his opponent Roger Garrett (R) finished with 42,040 votes.
|California State Assembly District 56|
|Tony Mendoza (D)||78,652|
|Roger Garrett (R)||42,040|
In 2010, Mendoza raised $881,398 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|California Teachers Association||$15,600|
|Service Employees Local 721||$15,600|
|California Association Of Realtors||$11,700|
|District Council Of Ironworkers||$11,700|
Below are Mendoza's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|California Teachers Association||$14,400|
|CA State Council of Laborers||$9,200|
|CA Assoc of Realtors||$8,200|
|Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters||$7,200|
In 2014, Mendoza's endorsements included the following:
- Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
- Congresswoman, Janice Hahn
- Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
- CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson
- CA Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones
- Board of Equalization Jerome Horton
- LAUSD Board President, Dr. Richard Vladovic
- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
- Senate President Pro Tem Designee Kevin de Leon
- Senator Lou Correa
- Senator Ed Hernandez
- Senator Ted Lieu
- Senator Fran Pavley
- Senator Norma Torres
- Artesia Mayor Tony Lima
- Artesia City Mayor Pro Tem Miguel Canales
- Artesia City Council Member Victor Manalo
- Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj
- Buena Park City Council Member Art Brown
- Buena Park City Council Member Fred Smith
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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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, Mendoza ranked as an 80.
Mendoza and his wife, Leticia, have four children. He is a Board Member of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, representative of the California Teachers Association, representative of the National Education Association and member of the Board of Directors, United Teachers Los Angeles.
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- California State Legislature
- California State Senate
- California Senate Committees
- California state legislative districts
- Profile from the California State Senate
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Tony Mendoza on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 7, 2014
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mendoza Issue Positions
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2014 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 27, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed July 15, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 14, 2014
- 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
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed March 13, 2014
- tonymendoza.net "Endorsements," accessed May 7, 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
Norma Torres (D)
|California State Senate District 32
| Succeeded by|
|California State Assembly District 56
| Succeeded by|
Manuel Perez (D)