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Kate Sanchez


Assembly Republican

District 71, Rancho Santa Margarita

Time in office

Assembly: 2022—Present


Small Businesswoman

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Kate Sanchez has taken at least $35,400 from the Government Agencies/Education/Other sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 12% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 4340
P.O. Box 942849-0071; (916) 319-2071

District office(s)

22342 Avenida Empresa, Suite 275, Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688; (949) 459-7170

24630 Washington Avenue, Suite 106, Murrieta CA 92562

Biographical information

Birth Place





Trabuco Canyon, CA




November 8, 1988

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

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Campaign contributions received by sector

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This is how much money Kate Sanchez has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$35,400 $35k 12%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$32,300 $32k 11%
$16,050 $16k 6%
Energy & Natural Resources
$15,500 $15k 5%
General Business
$15,205 $15k 5%
$13,150 $13k 5%
$12,400 $12k 4%
Ideology/Single Issue
$10,900 $10k 4%
Candidate Contributions
$10,800 $10k 4%
$10,500 $10k 4%
$6,150 $6k 2%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$4,500 $4k 2%
Unitemized Contributions
$2,527 $2k <1%
Communications & Electronics
$1,500 $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.

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Fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing.
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Higher Education
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Bills involving higher education.
Housing and Community Development
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Bills involving housing, building standards, developments, eminent domain, farm worker housing, homeless programs, housing discrimination, housing finance, natural disaster assistance and preparedness, land use planning, mobile homes/manufactured housing and rent control.
Human Services (Vice Chair)
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Bills involving assistance programs including child welfare services, foster care, child care, adoption assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, developmental disability services, In-home Supportive Services, community care licensing, adult protective services, and SSI/SSP.
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Bills involving family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code.
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Bills involving high speed rail, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.

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 →

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 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.
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

Assembly District 71 demographics

Assembly District 71 map

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2024

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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

Kate Sanchez


Matt Rahn


CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Can California find solutions to homelessness in Texas?

By Lynn La, June 28, 2023

Evictions rise, tenants scramble for help as LA County protections expire

By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, March 21, 2023

Bills, bills and more bills at California Legislature

By Sameea Kamal, January 31, 2023

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