Dean Florez

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Dean Florez
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California State Senate District 16
In office
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Dean Florez (b. 1963) was a Democratic member of the California State Senate. He represented California's 16th Senate District. His last four-year term ended in 2010 and he was not able to run again for the California Senate because of the state's term limits. He formerly served as the Senate Majority Leader.

Prior to joining the state senate, Florez served in the California State Assembly from 1998-2002.

Florez attended Bakersfield College and went on to earn a B.S. in Political Science from UCLA in 1986 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993. He worked as a consultant to the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review committee from 1986-1991 and as president of the Ophon Consulting Group from 1995-1998.

Florez is married to Elsa Florez and they have two children.



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Florez has filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for California Controller in the 2014 elections.[1]


See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Florez was ineligible to seek re-election in 2010.


In 2006 Florez was elected to the California State Senate, District 16. He ran unopposed and finished with 78,146 votes.[2] Florez raised $503,107 for her campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Florez (D) 78,146

Campaign donors


In 2006 Florez raised $503,107 in campaign donations. Her top three donors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $27,000
California Medical Association $13,400
AT&T $8,300

Policy positions

Initiative rights

Florez is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 24, which would make it illegal to pay initiative circulators on a pay-per-signature basis.[4][5]

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.[6][7]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Florez ranked as an 85.[8]

Committee assignments

Senator Florez speaks to San Bernardino Democrats

Florez served on these standing Senate committees:

16th District profile

California Senate District 16 is in the southern Central Valley of California. It includes all of Kings County and parts of Fresno, Kern, and Tulare counties.[16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
California State Senate District 16
Succeeded by
Michael J. Rubio