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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Alex Padilla''' (b. 1973) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[California State Senate]], representing District 20.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.  His current term expires in [[California state senators whose terms expire in 2010|2014]].
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Alex Padilla''' (b. 1973) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[California State Senate]], representing District 20.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.  His current term expires in [[California state senators whose terms expire in 2010|2014]]. He {{2014isrunning}} for [[California Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] of California in the [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=2014run>[http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23007756/state-sen-alex-padilla-run-secretary-state-california ''Daily News Los Angeles'', "State Sen. Alex Padilla to run for Secretary of State of California," April 11,2013, accessed June 25, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Prior to serving in the California Senate, Padilla was on the Los Angeles City Council from 1999-2006, serving as its president from 2001-2006.
 
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Padilla filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for [[California Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] of California in the [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]]. Current officeholder [[Debra Bowen]] cannot seek re-election in 2014 due to term limits.<ref>[http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Candidates/list.aspx?CandElectOff_view=intention ''California Secretary of State,'' "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/11/sen-leland-yee-to-run-for-california-secretary-of-state-.html ''Los Angeles Times,'' "State Sen. Leland Yee to run for California secretary of state," November 26, 2012]</ref>
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Alex Padilla
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California State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 16, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
Personal
BirthdayMarch 22, 1973
Place of birthPanorama City, CA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Alex Padilla (b. 1973) is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. His current term expires in 2014. He is running for Secretary of State of California in the 2014 elections.[1]

Prior to serving in the California Senate, Padilla was on the Los Angeles City Council from 1999-2006, serving as its president from 2001-2006.

Biography

Padilla was earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. He is a 1995 graduate of the Coro Fellowship Program in Leadership and Public Affairs.

Padilla's professional experience includes working as a staffer, political director or campaign manager for a variety of Democratic politicians in California, including Dianne Feinstein, Richard Alarcon, Gilbert Cedillo, and Tony Cardenas. He has served since 2005 as the president of the League of California Cities and is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Padilla served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Business, Professions, and Economic Development
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
Energy, Utilities and Communications, Chair
Governmental Organization
Labor and Industrial Relations
Fairs, Allocation, and Classification
Legislative Budget
Joint Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Padilla served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Padilla served on these committees:

Issues

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. [3],[4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Padilla ranked as an 83. [5]

Elections

2014

See also: California secretary of state election, 2014

Padilla filed a "Statement of Intention" and is running for Secretary of State of California in the 2014 elections.[1] Current officeholder Debra Bowen cannot seek re-election in 2014 due to term limits.[6][7] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Padilla won re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Kathleen Evans and Libertarian Adrian Galysh in the November 2 general election.[8]

California State Senate, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Alex Padilla (D) 94,356
Kathleen Evans (R) 37,420
Adrian Galysh (L) 6,245

2006


Senator Padilla on menu labelling law

In 2006 Padilla was elected to the California State Senate, District 20. He finished with 84,459 votes while his opponent Pamela Brown finished with 28,377 votes.[9] Padilla raised $1,947,933 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 20
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Alex Padilla (D) 84,459
Pamela Brown (L) 28,377

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Padilla raised $1,193,644 in contributions. [10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $13,700
Electrical Workers Local 18 $12,000
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $11,600
Operating Engineers Local 3 $8,900

2006

In 206 Padilla raised $1,947,933 in campaign donations. His top five donors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
AT&T $14,300
California Medical Association $13,400
AFSCME California $11,700
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $9,200
Plumbers Local 78 $8,500

20th district profile

California Senate District 20 includes Los Angeles County in the San Fernando Valley, including all of San Fernando and more than a fifth of Los Angeles.[12]

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