Glass House: California Legislator Tracker
District 16, Bakersfield
Time in office
Health Advocate / Councilmember
Senator Melissa Hurtado has taken at least $2 million from the Party sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 78% of her total campaign contributions.
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1021 O Street, Suite 7310, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4016
5201 California Street, Suite 220, Bakersfield, CA 93309; (661) 395-2620
611 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230; (559) 585-7161
March 6, 1988
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 Melissa Hurtado has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.
|$1,990,055 $2 M||78%|
|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
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Sponsored travel in 2022
Gifts reported in 2022
Senate District 16 demographics
Next election: 2026
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Most recent election
Melissa Hurtado (Incumbent)
CalMatters coverage about this legislator
Legislative Survivor: Which big California bills were shelved in ‘suspense file?’
By Alexei Koseff and Sameea Kamal, May 18, 2023
After Monterey Park, more gun safety talk
By Sameea Kamal, January 23, 2023
California Senate sings the budget blues
By Ben Christopher, January 19, 2023
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Shannon Grove (currently in office)
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