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 Melendez has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Energy & Natural Resources
Communications & Electronics
Lawyers & Lobbyists
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.
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.
Bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, public and private health insurance and managed care, food safety, health facility licensing, prescription drugs, emergency medical services, and related institutions.
Bills pertaining to veterans, military affairs, and armories; amending the state’s Military and Veterans Code; oversight of programs managed by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Military Department (CMD).
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 →
The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization that claims to represent more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
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.