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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 53 — California State Assembly

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About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 2 candidates.

Miguel Santiago

Democratic
State Assemblymember
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Education has always been a key issue for me, particularly...
  2. I will continue to fight for better cleaner and safer...
  3. Ending homelessness in Los Angeles will continue to...
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Sandra Mendoza

Democratic
Educator/Community Advocate
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Work to improve services for seniors.
  2. Fight to help eradicate homelessness.
  3. Help construct policies to address our current housing...
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Democratic
Member of the State Assembly
50,958 votes (58.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education has always been a key issue for me, particularly in the area of career technical training. We need to expand job-training programs and career pipelines, increase K-12 funding, and ensure that community college remains affordable for all.
  • I will continue to fight for better cleaner and safer neighborhoods. I have led the fight against the Exide battery plant and secured funding for those impacted. I authored two gun control bills this year in an effort to make our communities safer.
  • Ending homelessness in Los Angeles will continue to be an important issue for me. I have worked hard to provide funding for programs and housing for our families, veterans, and those with mental illness living on our streets.

Experience

Experience

Profession:State Assemblymember
State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2014–current)
President, Los Angeles Community College District Board — Appointed position (2011–2014)
Menber, Los Angeles Community College District Board — Elected position (2009–2014)

Education

University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, History (1998)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,275,888

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

1
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$17,000
1
California Faculty Association
$17,000
1
California State Council of Laborers
$17,000
1
IBEW Local 11
$17,000
1
SEIU California
$17,000
1
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
$17,000
1
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$17,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 85.89%
District of Columbia 3.03%
Texas 1.11%
Georgia 1.02%
Other 8.95%
85.89%8.95%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.93%)
Small contributions (0.07%)
99.93%

By Type:

From organizations (92.14%)
From individuals (7.86%)
92.14%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Democratic
Educator/Community Advocate
36,583 votes (41.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work to improve services for seniors.
  • Fight to help eradicate homelessness.
  • Help construct policies to address our current housing shortage.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Educator/Community Advocate
Committee Member, California State Bar, Committee of Bar Examiners — Appointed position (2010–2014)
Board Member, Pico Union Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2003–2005)

Education

USC Sol Price, Candidate Public Policy (current)

Community Activities

Board Member, Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (2005–2016)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $24,673

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

1
Employees of MENDOZA, SANDRA Y.
$9,850
2
Employees of City of Los Angeles
$2,000
3
Principe Group, LLC
$1,600
4
Leading Orange County PAC
$1,500
5
The Fitting Room and employees
$1,175

More information about contributions

By State:

California 99.58%
District of Columbia 0.42%
99.58%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.43%)
Small contributions (3.57%)
96.43%

By Type:

From organizations (23.92%)
From individuals (76.08%)
23.92%76.08%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Email sandraforassembly@gmail.com

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