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Janet Nguyen


Senate Republican

District 36, Huntington Beach

Time in office

Assembly: 2020-2022

Senate: 2014-2018, 2022—Present


Businesswoman / County Supervisor

Campaign contributions

Senator Janet Nguyen has taken at least $3.7 million from the Party sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 35% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7130, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4036

District office(s)

301 N. Main Street, Suite 212, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; (714) 374-4000

Biographical information

Birth Place

Saigon, Vietnam


Asian or Pacific Islander


Huntington Beach, CA




May 1, 1976

Identifies as


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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 Janet Nguyen has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
$3,743,257 $3.7 M 35%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$920,470 $920k 9%
$695,590 $695k 6%
General Business
$448,663 $448k 4%
$279,799 $279k 3%
Energy & Natural Resources
$237,447 $237k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$222,389 $222k 2%
$218,771 $218k 2%
$215,550 $215k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$196,263 $196k 2%
$195,575 $195k 2%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$186,034 $186k 2%
Communications & Electronics
$140,267 $140k 1%
Unitemized Contributions
$111,682 $111k 1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$55,748 $55k <1%
$18,275 $18k <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.

Banking and Financial Institutions
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Bills related to financial institutions, secured and unsecured lending and servicing, and corporations.
Business, Professions and Economic Development (Vice Chair)
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Bills relating to most business and professional practices and regulations.
Elections and Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair)
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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.
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.
Health (Vice Chair)
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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.
Insurance (Vice Chair)
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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.
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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

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 →

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.
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 Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 36 demographics

Senate District 36 map

Leans Republican district

Next election: 2026

How to read these charts


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

Janet Nguyen


Kim Carr


CalMatters coverage about this legislator

That’s a wrap for California Legislature

By Lynn La, September 15, 2023

Across the aisle: Can bipartisan caucuses change the California Legislature?

By Sameea Kamal, April 25, 2023

Is California skipping investigations in deadly police shootings?

By Ben Christopher, January 26, 2023

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