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Josh Becker

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Senate Democrat

District 13, San Mateo

Time in office

Senate: 2020—Present

Background

Educator/Non-Profit Director

Campaign contributions

Senator Josh Becker has taken at least $323,000 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)

1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 303, San Mateo, CA 94402; (650) 212-3313

Biographical information

Birth Place

Philadelphia, PA

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 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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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
$323,897 $323k 12%
Labor
$314,903 $314k 12%
Communications & Electronics
$240,645 $240k 9%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$106,160 $106k 4%
Health
$98,401 $98k 4%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$69,050 $69k 3%
General Business
$61,002 $61k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$50,000 $50k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$36,550 $36k 1%
Energy & Natural Resources
$27,750 $27k 1%
Unitemized Contributions
$24,250 $24k <1%
Transportation
$19,300 $19k <1%
Construction
$16,450 $16k <1%
Agriculture
$14,700 $14k <1%
Defense
$150 $150 <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.

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.
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.
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 13 demographics

Senate District 13 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
54%
46%
GOP
14%
24%
No party
28%
24%
Other
3%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
21%
39%
White
44%
37%
Asian
28%
14%
Black or African American
2%
6%
Multi-race
4%
3%

Median household income

$136,664
$75,235

Median age

38.3
36.5

Poverty rate

6%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

61%
34%

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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

California intensfies rivalry with Texas, Florida

By Emily Hoeven, March 18, 2022

Potential COVID exposure sidelines legislators

By Alexei Koseff, January 6, 2022

California's climate change irony

By Emily Hoeven, November 5, 2021

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