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Caroline Menjivar


Senate Democrat

District 20, Van Nuys

Time in office

Senate: 2022—Present


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Campaign contributions

Senator Caroline Menjivar has taken at least $157,000 from the Labor sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 21% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 6720, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4020

District office(s)

6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 400 Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 901-5588

Biographical information

Birth Place

Woodland Hills, CA




Panorama City, CA




August 21, 1989

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

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Campaign contributions received by sector

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This is how much money Caroline Menjivar has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
$157,500 $157k 21%
Ideology/Single Issue
$87,800 $87k 12%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$51,969 $51k 7%
$42,150 $42k 6%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$37,715 $37k 5%
Unitemized Contributions
$31,843 $31k 4%
Candidate Contributions
$22,150 $22k 3%
Communications & Electronics
$11,128 $11k 1%
General Business
$8,800 $8k 1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$6,400 $6k <1%
$6,000 $6k <1%
$3,350 $3k <1%
$3,205 $3k <1%
$1,500 $1k <1%
Energy & Natural Resources
$1,500 $1k <1%
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

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Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
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Bills relating to Elections, Reapportionment and proposals to amend the California Constitution.
Environmental Quality
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Bills relating to environmental quality, air quality, water quality, climate change, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), waste management, pesticides, and hazardous materials.
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Bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, public and private health insurance and managed care, food safety, health facility licensing, prescription drugs, emergency medical services, and related institutions.
Human Services
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Bills relating to CalWORKs and other welfare programs; CalFresh; child welfare and foster care; services to persons with disabilities; in-home supportive services (IHSS); aging and long-term care; community care licensing; and, social services and rehabilitative services, in general.
Military and Veterans Affairs
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Bills pertaining to veterans, military affairs, and armories; amending the state’s Military and Veterans Code; oversight of programs managed by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Military Department (CMD).

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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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.
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.
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.

Sponsored travel in 2022

Gifts reported in 2022

Senate District 20 demographics

Senate District 20 map

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2026

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Voter registration

No party

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

2022 General

Caroline Menjivar


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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Newsom to sign corporate climate accountability bills

By Sameea Kamal, September 18, 2023

California lawmakers want to tax guns and ammo

By Lynn La, September 8, 2023

The high price of California state worker contracts

By Lynn La, August 31, 2023

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