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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 57

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Dora D. Sandoval

School Board Member
2,445 votes (3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Funding for Education
  • Affordable Housing
  • Accessibility to Mental Health



Profession:School Board Member - Little Lake City School Dist
School Board Member, Little Lake City School District — Elected position (2015–current)
Social Services Commissioner, City of Norwalk — Appointed position (2014–current)

Community Activities

Member, Norwalk Lions Club of Califonia (2013–current)
Member, Soroptimist International - Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs (2014–current)
Founding Member, Mujeres Extraordinarias (2017–current)
Co-Chair, Young Latina Empowerment Conference (2016–current)


Dora Sandoval is a long-time resident of the City of Norwalk and the AD57. Dora married 23 years ago and bought her first home in Paramount.  In 2001, they sold their home in Paramount and moved to Norwalk where they started a family. Dora and her husband have been raising their three beautiful daughters.

Currently, Dora is a Board Member of the Little Lake City School District, which serves the cities of Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs and Downey.  She was first elected to the Board of Education in November 2015. Dora is a product of public education. She is a former student of Lakeside Middle School and Santa Fe High School. 


Dora is an advocate for her community and surrounding cities and is very involved. She has served as chairperson of the Lake Center School Site Council, a member of the Lakeview PTA, SSC, and a member of the District Advisory Council.  She is currently on the board of directors of the Little Lake Educational Advancement Foundation, and also on the CSBA Delegate Assembly and was one of the Board of Directors of the CLSBA.

In addition to her participation in the school district, her civic contributions include service on the Norwalk Public Safety and Social Services Commissions, a member in the Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs/Norwalk and Past President of the Norwalk Lion's Club. Dora is also a founding member of Mujeres Extraordinarias, Co-Chair of the Young Latinas Empowerment Conference, is on the Committee for Miss Santa Fe Springs pageant, on the Norwalk Education Alliance committee and serves as a Liaison to  Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.   Dora has also offered free assistance to residents in preparing their income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Santa Fe Springs.


Dora is running for State Assembly to be a leader in the fight for more education funding, quality schools, career technical education and affordable college.  In addition, Dora wants to work towards affordable housing and access to mental health care.

As a member of the school board, Dora has seen first-hand how the life of students are disrupted because of the lack of access to mental health resources.  Currently, school districts and cities are limited to these types of resources. 

Not only do we have an immense need at our schools, but our cities as well.  The homeless epidemic also needs these resources.  Dora wants to work to identify the reasons of  homelessness.  She would like to better assist people with not only affordable housing, but with jobs, healthcare, mental health and rehab centers.  These resources are critical in addressing and tackling the homeless crisis. 






Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $10,619

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

Employees of little lake city school district
Hamdsand Investments Inc
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
UA Local Union 250
Bayona Law Group APC

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (90.87%)
Small contributions (9.13%)

By Type:

From organizations (60.10%)
From individuals (39.90%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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