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Revision as of 14:46, 17 September 2013

Alex Padilla
Alex Padilla.JPG
California State Senate District 20
In office
Term ends
December 6, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms
Bachelor'sMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
Date of birthMarch 22, 1973
Place of birthPanorama City, CA
Campaign website
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 ran 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.


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


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
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


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


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


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]



See also: California secretary of state election, 2014

Padilla filed a "Statement of Intention" and ran 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 took place November 4, 2014.


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


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

Comprehensive donor information for Padilla is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Padilla raised a total of $4,084,036 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[10]

Alex Padilla's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $8,680
2010 California State Senate, District 20 Won $1,193,644
2008 California State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $933,779
2006 California State Senate, District 20 Won $1,947,933
Grand Total Raised $4,084,036


Padilla was not up for election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Padilla raised a total of $8,680.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alex Padilla's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$8,680
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, Padilla raised $1,193,644 in contributions. [11]

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


In 206 Padilla raised $1,947,933 in campaign donations. His top five donors are listed below.[12]

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.[13]

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