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Kelly Seyarto

R

Senate Republican

District 32, Murrieta

Time in office

Assembly: 2020-2022

Senate: 2022—Present

Background

Mayor, City of Murrieta

Campaign contributions

Senator Kelly Seyarto has taken at least $52,800 from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 19% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7120, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4032

District office(s)

25186 Hancock Ave., Suite 320, Murrieta, CA 92562; (951)894-3530

Biographical information

Birth Place

La Puente, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Murrieta, CA

Gender

Male

Born

January 21, 1960

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 Kelly Seyarto has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$52,800 $52k 19%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$34,000 $34k 12%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$24,100 $24k 9%
Health
$23,600 $23k 8%
General Business
$19,700 $19k 7%
Energy & Natural Resources
$16,800 $16k 6%
Agriculture
$11,550 $11k 4%
Candidate Contributions
$11,200 $11k 4%
Ideology/Single Issue
$6,700 $6k 2%
Construction
$2,600 $2k <1%
Communications & Electronics
$2,000 $2k <1%
Transportation
$1,500 $1k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$824 $824 <1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$400 $400 <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.

Appropriations
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Bills that appropriate money, result in substantial expenditure of state money, or result in a substantial loss of revenue to the state.
Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees
Energy, Utilities and Communications
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Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.
Governance and Finance (Vice Chair)
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Bills pertaining to state and local government revenue mechanisms, taxes, and land use and development. The committee works to restructure state and local government responsibility so that funding sources align with program authority and service delivery.
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.
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.
Natural Resources and Water (Vice Chair)
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Bills relating to conservation and management of public resources, fish and wildlife, regulation of oil, mining, geothermal development, acid deposition, wetlands and lakes, global atmospheric effects, ocean and bay pollution, forestry practices, recreation, parks and historical resources.
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 →

5%
2021
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.
94%
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.
0%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
10%
2021
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.
30%
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.
4%
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.
40%
2021
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.
A
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.
0%
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.
0%
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.

Senate District 32 demographics

Senate District 32 map
R

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2026

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
32%
47%
GOP
40%
24%
No party
21%
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

2022 General
R

Kelly Seyarto

Republican
62%
D

Brian Nash

Democratic
38%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Is California skipping investigations in deadly police shootings?

By Ben Christopher, January 26, 2023

Help paying water bills may be on way for low-income Californians

By Rachel Becker, August 31, 2022

What's behind the 'Great Resignation' of California lawmakers?

By Ben Christopher, January 10, 2022

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