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California Board of EqualizationCandidate for Member, District 1

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Jose S. Altamirano

Business Operations Manager
334,271 votes (21.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Representation matters! When elected, I will be the first Latino to ever serve in the 1st District of the Board of Equalization.
  • I want to ensure that all taxpayers know their rights as tax payers in California, and what the BOE does.
  • Ensure that the Board of Equalization continues to promote uniformity and consistency in property tax assessments within our district and throughout the state.



Profession:Business Services Operations Manager
Business Services Operations Manager, California State Compensation Insurance Fund (1990–current)
Commissioner, City of West Sacramento, City of West Sacramento — Appointed position (2015–2019)


Drexel University Masters in Business Administration, Finance (2015)
University of San Francisco Bachelor of Science, Applied Economics (2009)
Sierra College Associate of Arts/Science, Liberal Arts/Business Administration (2006)

Community Activities

Chair, U.C. Davis Health Community Advisory Board (2015–current)
Secretary, Cottage Housing of Sacramento, Inc. (2015–current)
Fellow, Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (2014–current)
Apoyado (Mentor), NUEVA EPOCA (2021–current)


For the last 32 years I have worked at the State Compensation Insurance Fund where I have dedicated my life to helping provide affordable insurance to employers and quality care to workers. I started my career in August of 1990 as a Customer Service Representative and have worked my way up to a senior leader position working in Business Services where my team and I have initiated projects that have saved our company millions of dollars a year.

Giving back to my community has always been an important part of my life. I currently serve as the Chair of the UC Davis Health Community Advisory Board, Secretary for Cottage Housing, Mentor (Apoyado) for Nueva Epoca (a Latinx Leadership Program), and was a Commissioner in various capacities for the City of West Sacramento from 2015 to 2019.

My education has been an amazing journey. I am the proud product of California public schools and in 1994, I relocated to Northern California where I have earned 3 degrees including a Bachelors of Science in Applied Economics and a Masters of Business Administration.

I am truly an example of the American Dream. Unfortunately, the American Dream is becoming harder and harder to reach for those in our community. For too long now career politicians and the political class in Sacramento have operated with only their own interests in mind. Everyday hardworking taxpayers are mostly forgotten. That is why I am running for this office. To represent your interests and not the special interests.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $20,860

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

Employees of State Fund
California Nurses Association Political Actio
Employees of The Ward Firm
California State Council of Laborers
Employees of cottage housing

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.88%)
Small contributions (0.12%)

By Type:

From organizations (19.20%)
From individuals (80.80%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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