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California State SenateCandidate for District 33Short Term

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Ana Maria Quintana

Councilmember/Municipal Attorney
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Healthcare - Our most precious gift is life. Access to a doctor or a life-saving procedure should not be reserved for the rich. Affordable, accessible healthcare is within California's power. I will fight to make it happen.
  • Jobs and Economic Development - Job Training and re-training are key to improving outcomes and incomes in our communities. California must increase investment in reshaping our labor force for the jobs of the future.
  • Education - Every child deserves the opportunity to fully develop their potential. Our public schools should routinely send graduates to the best universities. Increased support for public schools and early childhood education is essential.



Ana Maria Quintana is a proud member of the Southeast Community. Her parents and only brother were born in a small town in Durango, Mexico and settled in Cudahy when Ana Maria was nine, where she attended the area’s local schools: Elizabeth St. Elementary, Nimitz Jr. and Bell High School, where she was Student Body President. 


Ana Maria obtained a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in American Studies and then taught at the Universidad de Navarra’s Faculty of Economics/Business Administration in Pamplona. She then returned to the U.S. to pursue legal education at Columbia Law School, where she was actively involved in the Moot Court program and the Human Rights Law Journal. Her volunteer work with the worker center Make the Road by Walking in Brooklyn and the work done at the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles also became an academic focus of hers.


After graduation, Ana Maria became an American Board of Trial Advocates fellow and worked as a real estate broker focused on family owned businesses. She then pursued a career in real estate development with Moctesuma Esparza’s Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., a company that builds movie theaters and entertainment centers in low-income communities.


Since 2011, Ana Maria has developed an expertise in public law while continuing to work as an independent real estate broker and serving on the Bell City Council. She is currently Vice-Mayor of the City of Bell where she has helped restore local government after a devastating corruption scandal. She has promoted transparency and accountability, and ensured the city serves its residents. In addition, she is Of Counsel with a law firm providing guidance to municipal governments like water boards and school districts in the areas of Land Use, Labor & Employment, California Public Records Act and the Brown Act. 


Now Ana Maria is running for State Senate in California’s 33rdDistrict. No other candidate can match her legal, economic development, and leadership experience. No other candidate has her proven record of integrity and fiscal responsibility. And no other candidate has a more impressive educational background or stronger local roots.  

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $60,579

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of C & M Metals
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
SA Recycling
Employees of Jayne Collective
Employees of Aura
IBEW Local 11
Employees of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

More information about contributions

By State:

California 80.51%
District of Columbia 8.61%
New York 6.00%
Arizona 1.31%
Other 3.57%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.86%)
Small contributions (5.14%)

By Type:

From organizations (28.72%)
From individuals (71.28%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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