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Monique Limón

D

Senate Democrat

District 19, Santa Barbara

Time in office

Assembly: 2016-2020

Senate: 2020—Present

Background

Educator / School Boardmember

Campaign contributions

Senator Monique Limón has taken at least $719,000 from the Labor sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 25% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 6510, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4019

District office(s)

222 E. Carrillo Street, Suite 309, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 965-0862

300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 430, Oxnard, CA 93036; (805) 988-1940

Biographical information

Birth Place

Santa Barbara, CA

Race/Ethnicity

Latina

Residence

Santa Barbara, CA

Gender

Female

Born

October 30, 1979

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 Monique Limón has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$719,591 $719k 25%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$379,197 $379k 13%
Health
$266,670 $266k 9%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$214,080 $214k 8%
Ideology/Single Issue
$140,100 $140k 5%
Communications & Electronics
$137,775 $137k 5%
General Business
$105,084 $105k 4%
Energy & Natural Resources
$81,200 $81k 3%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$70,550 $70k 2%
Transportation
$29,825 $29k 1%
Candidate Contributions
$25,540 $25k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$24,283 $24k <1%
Agriculture
$20,684 $20k <1%
Party
$7,320 $7k <1%
Construction
$5,600 $5k <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.

Banking and Financial Institutions (Chair)
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Bills related to financial institutions, secured and unsecured lending and servicing, and corporations.
Health
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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.
Natural Resources and Water
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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 →

78%
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.
20%
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.
100%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
94%
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.
93%
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.
95%
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.
100%
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.
F
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.
100%
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.
100%
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 19 demographics

Senate District 19 map
R

Leans Republican district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
37%
47%
GOP
35%
24%
No party
19%
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

2020 General
D

Monique Limón

Democratic
64.5%
R

Gary J. Michaels

Republican
35.5%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California approves big climate change steps — but one ambitious one fails

By Nadia Lopez, September 1, 2022

Decision day: Which bills did California lawmakers kill?

By Ben Christopher, August 11, 2022

Can Californians afford electric cars? Wait lists for rebates are long and some programs have shut down 

By Nadia Lopez, August 2, 2022

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