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Anthony Portantino

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Senate Democrat

District 25, Glendale

Time in office

Assembly: 2006-2012

Senate: 2016—Present

Background

Educator / State Commissioner

This legislator leads on...

State budget Issues

Campaign contributions

Senator Anthony Portantino has taken at least $2 million from the Party sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 21% of his total campaign contributions.

Contact or follow this legislator

Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7630, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4025

District office(s)

601 East Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 210, Glendale, CA 91207; (818) 409-0400

201 E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773; (909) 599-7351

Biographical information

Birth Place

Long Branch, NJ

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Burbank, CA

Gender

Male

Born

January 29, 1961

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Anthony Portantino has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Party
$2,003,912 $2 M 21%
Labor
$1,895,390 $1.9 M 20%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$1,047,906 $1 M 11%
Health
$605,265 $605k 6%
General Business
$588,084 $588k 6%
Communications & Electronics
$418,660 $418k 4%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$369,795 $369k 4%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$301,200 $301k 3%
Energy & Natural Resources
$191,701 $191k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$182,628 $182k 2%
Transportation
$171,693 $171k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$151,226 $151k 2%
Agriculture
$123,716 $123k 1%
Construction
$77,110 $77k <1%
Defense
$15,951 $15k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$-204,523 $-204,523 --
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Appropriations (Chair)
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Bills that appropriate money, result in substantial expenditure of state money, or result in a substantial loss of revenue to the state.
Banking and Financial Institutions
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Bills related to financial institutions, secured and unsecured lending and servicing, and corporations.
Governmental Organization
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Bills relating to state government organization, horseracing, public gaming, the National Guard, alcoholic beverages, and management of public safety emergencies and disaster response, and legislation permitting the use of state-controlled lands.
Insurance
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Bills related to life, disability, automobile, residential, commercial, and other types of insurance. Also, the State Compensation Insurance Fund and the Department of Insurance.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

77%
2021
American Civil Liberties Union
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The ACLU has major chapters in Northern California and Southern California and advocates on criminal justice, free speech and other issues.
20%
2022
California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
94%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
91%
2021
California Labor Federation
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The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
91%
2022
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
93%
2021
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
100%
2021
Equality California
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Equality California says it has more than 900,000 members and is the largest statewide organization of its kind. It advocates for equal rights and other issues of concern to the LGBTQ community.
F
2022
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.
100%
2022
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California represents seven affiliates that run more than 100 health centers serving more than 750,000 patients a year. It advocates on sexual and reproductive health care and education, and access to health care, including abortion.
60%
2022
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Senate District 25 demographics

Senate District 25 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
46%
47%
GOP
22%
24%
No party
26%
23%

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2020 General
D

Anthony Portantino (Incumbent)

Democratic
64%
R

Kathleen Hazelton

Republican
36%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

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By Ben Christopher, January 27, 2023

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