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Josh Becker

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Senate Democrat

District 13, Menlo Park

Time in office

Senate: 2020—Present

Background

Educator / Non-Profit Director

Campaign contributions

Senator Josh Becker has taken at least $399,000 from the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 12% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7250, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4013

District office(s)

3525 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suites D, E & F, Menlo Park, CA 94025; (650) 233-2724

Biographical information

Birth Place

New York

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Menlo Park, CA

Gender

Male

Born

April 13, 1969

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 Josh Becker has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$399,797 $399k 12%
Labor
$373,953 $373k 11%
Communications & Electronics
$288,093 $288k 9%
Health
$145,872 $145k 4%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$120,460 $120k 4%
General Business
$93,377 $93k 3%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$91,400 $91k 3%
Ideology/Single Issue
$72,550 $72k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$55,700 $55k 2%
Energy & Natural Resources
$53,150 $53k 2%
Transportation
$43,800 $43k 1%
Unitemized Contributions
$26,123 $26k <1%
Construction
$23,450 $23k <1%
Agriculture
$18,200 $18k <1%
Defense
$1,250 $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
Business, Professions and Economic Development
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Bills relating to most business and professional practices and regulations.
Energy, Utilities and Communications
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Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.
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

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 →

100%
2022
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.
95%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
89%
2022
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.
94%
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.
100%
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%
2022
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.
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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.
90%
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.

Sponsored travel in 2022

Gifts reported in 2022

Senate District 13 demographics

Senate District 13 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
54%
47%
GOP
15%
24%
No party
27%
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

Josh Becker

Democratic
75.4%
R

Alexander Glew

Republican
24.6%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

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By Sameea Kamal, September 18, 2023

The high price of California state worker contracts

By Lynn La, August 31, 2023

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