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Steve Padilla

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Senate Democrat

District 18, Chula Vista

Time in office

Senate: 2022—Present

Background

Chula Vista Councilmember / Commissioner

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 6640, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4018

District office(s)

1224 State Street, Suite D, El Centro, CA 92243; (760) 335-3442

303 H Street, Suite 200, Chula Vista, CA 91910; (619) 409-7690

45-125 Smurr Street, Suite B, Indio, CA 92201; (760) 398-6442

Biographical information

Birth Place

San Diego, CA

Race/Ethnicity

Multi-ethnic

Residence

Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA

Gender

Male

Born

January 22, 1967

Identifies as

LGBQ/Other

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

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Campaign contributions received by sector

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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.

Agriculture
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Bills relating to agriculture.
Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees
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
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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.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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Senate District 18 demographics

Senate District 18 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2026

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
47%
47%
GOP
21%
24%
No party
25%
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
D

Steve Padilla

Democratic
59.8%
R

Alejandro Galicia

Republican
40.2%

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