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Dave Cortese

D

Senate Democrat

District 15, Campbell

Time in office

Senate: 2020—Present

Background

County Supervisor, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

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Capitol office

State Capitol, Room 3070, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4015

District office(s)

2105 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 154, Campbell, CA 95008; (408) 558-1295

100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 209, San Jose, CA 95113; (408) 286-8318

Biographical information

Birth Place

Fort Ord, Monterey County, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

San Jose, CA

Gender

Male

Born

June 3, 1956

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Mad rush for vaccine as millions become eligible

By Emily Hoeven, April 1, 2021

Legislature campaigns: Did big political spenders get what they paid for?

By Ben Christopher, November 20, 2020

Cash blitz: Who’s spending the most to influence your vote for California's Legislature?

By Ben Christopher and Laurel Rosenhall, October 27, 2020

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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.
Education
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Bills relating to K12 education and higher education.
Housing
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Bills relating to housing, including those that affect funding for low- and moderate-income families, homelessness, housing elements and land use approvals for housing developments, building codes and standards and other issues.
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.
Labor, Public Employment and Retirement (Chair)
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Bills relating to labor, industrial safety, unemployment, workers’ compensation and insurance, state and local public agency collective bargaining, state and local nonschool public employees, noncertificated and classified public school employees, public retirement systems, public employees’ compensation and employment benefits, including retirement and health care, and state social security administration.
Transportation
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Bills relating to vehicles, aircraft, and vessels; to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles; to waterways, harbors, highways, public transportation systems, and airports.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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Senate District 15 demographics

Senate District 15 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
49%
46%
GOP
17%
24%
No party
29%
24%
Other
4%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
29%
39%
White
31%
37%
Asian
34%
14%
Black or African American
3%
6%
Multi-race
3%
3%

Median household income

$115,584
$75,235

Median age

38.5
36.5

Poverty rate

8%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

48%
34%

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Most recent election

2020 General
D

Dave Cortese

Democratic
54.8%
D

Ann M. Ravel

Democratic
45.2%

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