1 Mike McGuire (D - Santa Rosa) 2nd Senate District Mike McGuire has had more than a decade of experience as a small business manager, working in radio and television, and fifteen years of experience in public service. As Northern California s youngest school board president, he led a successful effort to rebuild decaying schools. As a co-founder of the Clean Water Coalition, McGuire was a leader in the effort to stop the City of Santa Rosa from dumping billions of gallons of treated wastewater in our Valleys. As a mayor and city councilmember in Healdsburg, McGuire says he helped create innovative partnerships with small businesses that worked to make Healdsburg s economy one of the most vibrant in the county. As a county supervisor, he highlights a track record of results, including responsible budgets, a record level of investments in roads and infrastructure, stronger schools, new parks and open space, a cleaner environment and today, Sonoma County is leading California in job growth. His wife Erika is a local school teacher. Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, Trinity, Lake Sausalito, San Rafael, Novato, Sebastopol, Windsor, Healdsburg, Clearlake, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Fortuna, Arcata, Crescent City Term Limit: 2026 *The term limit for newly elected legislators is 12 years in either house
2 Richard Pan (D - Sacramento) 6th Senate District Dr. Richard Pan represented the 9th district in the Assembly until his election to the Senate. Dr. Pan is a pediatrician and an educator. He is a past board member of BloodSource and served for six years on the Sacramento First 5 Commission to support getting children 0-5 years ready for school. Dr. Pan serves on the boards of the United Way California Capitol Region and Serve Elk Grove and on the Healthy Sacramento Coalition Leadership Team. As Chair of Impact for the local United Way, he led a region-wide assessment of community priorities in health and human services and oversees efforts to help atrisk children learn to read so they graduate high school, help foster youth and adults become financially self-sufficient, and help kids eat well and exercise so they avoid obesity. Dr. Pan co-founded and chaired Health Kids Health Future securing health, dental, and vision coverage for over 65,000 children in Sacramento, Colusa, El Dorado, Placer and Yuba Counties. He chairs the Assembly Health Committee. Sacramento, Yolo Arden-Arcade, Rosemont, Sacramento, Elk Grove, West Sacramento Term Limit: 2016 *Senator Pan is not entitled to the full 12 years in office that newly elected members receive because he previously served in the State Assembly.
3 Bob Wieckowski (D - Hayward) 10th Senate District Bob Wieckowski was elected to represent Assembly District 25 in He has focused on job creation, clean technologies, protecting our environment and reducing unnecessary regulations. He serves as chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and is a member of the Assembly Insurance and Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security committees as well as Select Committees on Biotechnology, High Technology, Job Creation for the New Economy, and Emergency Management. Wieckowski started the Made in California initiative in 2011 to expand California manufacturing, invest in biotechnology research, and provide hiring tax credits for small businesses. As a passionate advocate for his community, he has served on numerous boards and commissions. He previously served as Vice Mayor of Fremont. Wieckowski is a small business owner and bankruptcy attorney. He has helped hundreds of families and seniors persevere through economic hardship, keep their homes, and live with dignity. Alameda, Santa Clara Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont, Santa Clara, Milpitas, San Jose Term Limit: 2022 *Senator Wieckowski is not entitled to the full 12 years in office that newly elected members receive because he previously served in the State Assembly.
4 Bob Hertzberg (D - San Fernando) 18th Senate District Bob Hertzberg is a clean energy entrepreneur, government reform advocate, and former Assembly Speaker. After leaving the Assembly, he co-founded Solar Integrated Technologies, the first Los Angelesbased company to manufacture lightweight solar panels. He invested in G Wiz, a European electric car company, co-founded a green venture capital firm called Renewable Capital, and became chairman of the board of G24 Innovations. Since leaving office, he has devoted time to working on reform measures including redistricting reform, the open primary, a constitutional amendment reducing the vote threshold for the state budget from 2/3rd majority to 50% plus one. Much of this was done as co-chair of California Forward, a foundation funded reform effort. He is currently working with the Think Long Committee of California on a ballot initiative reform measure. Among other things during his time as Speaker, Hertzberg spearheaded the largest investment in US history in new classrooms and repair over schools. Los Angeles San Fernando, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Granada Hills, Sylmar, Arleta, Pacoima, North Hills, Studio Village, Sun Valley, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, Universal City Term Limit: 2022 *Senator Hertzberg is not entitled to the full 12 years in office that newly elected members receive because he previously served in the State Assembly.
5 Connie Leyva (D - Fontana) 20th Senate District Connie Leyva is committed to getting California working, with schools, jobs and opportunities that provide every family and community with the chance to prosper. Her mother was a classroom instructional aide in public schools and her father was a grocery store clerk. After working at a grocery store, Leyva went to work at the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428, helping grocery workers gain a stronger voice for fair wages and benefits. She was elected president of the local union. She successfully fought against attempts to take affordable health care away from grocery workers. Leyva was elected as the first woman president of the California State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. She continues fundraising with Stater Bros stores to raise money for Leukemia research, partnering with United Way to open a food pantry, and helping thousands of children through the Shoes That Fit Program and Kingsley Elementary, and organizing an annual day of service for Veterans. Los Angeles, San Bernardino Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino, Pomona Term Limit: 2026 *The term limit for newly elected legislators is 12 years in either house
6 Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica) 26th Senate District Ben Allen is currently a board member, and former Board President, of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and was elected as the top vote-getter in both his 2008 election and 2012 reelection. He is also an attorney with the law firm of Richardson & Patel LLP and he is a lecturer at UCLA Law School, where he teaches education law and policy. Ben serves on the executive board of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association, is the Chair of L.A. County s Committee on School District Organization, and is a delegate to the California Democratic State Convention. Los Angeles Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Century City, El Segundo, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates Term Limit: 2026* Term limit for newly elected legislators is 12 total years in either house
7 Jeff Stone (R - Murrieta) 28th Senate District Stone served as Mayor until being elected to the Board of Supervisors. Jeff s lopsided election to the Board of Supervisors in 2004 was an illustration of how effective his term on the City Council had been. Jeff successfully beat the incumbent and was reelected to the Board in 2008 and Jeff currently serves as Vice Chairman. Jeff says he makes public safety a top priority and his successful work has included; creating the county s emergency reserve fund, streamlining the county s property assessment system to help financially distressed families keep their homes, creating the county s internet juvenile sexual predator interdiction program, passing a county resolution making it easier for law abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms for personal protection, and cutting transportation mitigation fees by half to promote economic growth. Riverside Temecula, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Indio, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Coachella, Cathedral City, Canyon Lake, Blythe Term Limit: 2026* Term limit for newly elected legislators is 12 total years in either house
8 Tony Mendoza (D - Montebello) 32nd Senate District For more than 10 years, Tony Mendoza taught elementary school in East Los Angeles while serving as a member of the board of directors of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). He was also a representative with the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA). After three successful terms on the city council and teaching for 10 years, Mendoza decided he could best serve fellow educators, parents, and the community by running for State Assembly. In 2006, Mendoza won a seat in the Assembly and served the 56th District, representing the communities of Artesia, Buena Park, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Los Nietos, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South Whittier and Whittier. Due to term limits, Mendoza left the Assembly in December of Tony has returned to the classroom in East Los Angeles as an elementary school teacher. Los Angeles, Orange Pico Rivera, Downey, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, La Habra Heights, Bell Flower, Montebello, West Whittier, South Whittier, Whittier, La Mirada, and Hawaiian Gardens, Buena Park Term Limit: 2022 *Senator Mendoza is not entitled to the full 12 years in office that newly elected members receive because he previously served in the State Assembly.
9 Janet Nguyen (R - Santa Ana) 34th Senate District Janet Nguyen is a small businesswoman and County Supervisor elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in February 2007 and overwhelmingly re-elected in 2008 and She is former Vice- President of Government and Public Affairs for the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. She was awarded the We Give Thanks 2004 Women of Vision Award, which recognizes outstanding women who have provided exceptional services to the community. Nguyen was also named to the Class of 2008 Latino OC 100 for her work with the Latino community, and was awarded the 2008 St. Anselm s Cultural Diversity Award. In addition, the Orange County Register has listed her as one of the 30 Vietnamese- Americans to Watch and she was named one of OC Metro Magazine Hottest People in Orange County for her demonstrated leadership and influence in Southern California. Los Angeles, Orange Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and portions of the cities of Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Orange, Long Beach Term Limit: 2026* Term limit for newly elected legislators is 12 total years in either house
10 Patricia Bates (R - Laguna Niguel) 36th Senate District In 1998, Pat ran for the State Assembly and was overwhelmingly elected by Orange and San Diego County voters to the 73rd Assembly District. In the Assembly, she served as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Appropriations and Assembly Health Committee; and was the founding Chair of the Republican Women s Caucus. While serving in the Assembly, Pat was appointed to the Little Hoover Commission; and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her to serve on his historic California Performance Review Commission responsible for providing recommendations on reforming State Government and its operations. In 2006, Pat ran for the Board of Supervisors, defeating an opponent who spent over $4 million, out spending Pat by a near 3 to 1 margin. On January 9, 2007, Pat was sworn-in as Supervisor by former State Education Secretary and Senator Marian Bergeson. Orange, San Diego Laguna Niguel, Camp Pendleton and San Onofre Nuclear Plant. Cities in this district include Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas Term Limit: 2022 *Senator Bates is not entitled to the full 12 years in office that newly elected members receive because she previously served in the State Assembly.