Glass House: California Legislator Tracker


Melissa Melendez


Senate Republican

District 28

Time in office

Assembly: 2012-2020

Senate: 2020-2022


Local Businesswoman / Councilmember


Legislator is no longer in office. This page is for archival purposes. It reflects the last district this legislator represented when they were in office.

Biographical information

Birth Place

Youngstown, OH






February 17, 1968

Identifies as


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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California set to become a refuge for transgender health care

By Ariel Gans, August 30, 2022

Water use goes up as drought persists

By Emily Hoeven, March 16, 2022

Old data? CDC apparently misjudged California's COVID risks

By Kristen Hwang and Ana B. Ibarra, March 2, 2022

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