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Caroline Menjivar

D

Senate Democrat

District 20, Van Nuys

Time in office

Senate: 2022—Present

Background

Non-profit Program Director

This legislator leads on...

Health Issues

Campaign contributions

Senator Caroline Menjivar has taken at least $65,900 from the Ideology/Single Issue sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 15% 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

Race/Ethnicity

Latina

Residence

Panorama City, CA

Gender

Female

Born

August 21, 1989

Identifies as

LGBQ/Other

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

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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 Caroline Menjivar has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Ideology/Single Issue
$65,900 $65k 15%
Labor
$37,900 $37k 8%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$32,361 $32k 7%
Unitemized Contributions
$31,129 $31k 7%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$25,215 $25k 6%
Candidate Contributions
$20,550 $20k 5%
Health
$11,250 $11k 2%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$4,900 $4k 1%
Communications & Electronics
$4,225 $4k <1%
Party
$3,350 $3k <1%
General Business
$3,200 $3k <1%
Construction
$2,000 $2k <1%
Transportation
$1,205 $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

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.

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.
Health
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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

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 →

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Senate District 20 demographics

Senate District 20 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2026

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
53%
47%
GOP
16%
24%
No party
24%
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

2022 General
D

Caroline Menjivar

Democratic
58.5%
D

Daniel Hertzberg

Democratic
41.5%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California Senate sings the budget blues

By Ben Christopher, January 19, 2023

The California Legislature is back: Five key questions

By Alexei Koseff and Sameea Kamal, January 5, 2023

Amid 'security concerns,' no details on Newsom trip

By Emily Hoeven, November 21, 2022

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