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Steven Bradford

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Senate Democrat

District 35, San Pedro

Time in office

Assembly: 2009-2014

Senate: 2016—Present

Background

Small Business Owner

Campaign contributions

Senator Steven Bradford has taken at least $1.1 million from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 21% of his total campaign contributions.

Contact or follow this legislator

Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7210, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4035

District office(s)

One Manchester Blvd., Suite 600, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 412-6120

302 W. 5th Street, Suite 203, San Pedro, CA 90731; (310) 514-8573

Biographical information

Birth Place

San Antonio, TX

Race/Ethnicity

African-American

Residence

Gardena, CA

Gender

Male

Born

January 12, 1960

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 Steven Bradford has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$1,072,129 $1.1 M 21%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$548,897 $548k 11%
Energy & Natural Resources
$516,854 $516k 10%
General Business
$434,800 $434k 9%
Communications & Electronics
$415,432 $415k 8%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$282,219 $282k 6%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$190,984 $190k 4%
Health
$178,649 $178k 4%
Agriculture
$155,125 $155k 3%
Candidate Contributions
$112,592 $112k 2%
Transportation
$100,350 $100k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$86,838 $86k 2%
Construction
$52,600 $52k 1%
Non-Contributions
$14,231 $14k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$8,769 $8k <1%
Defense
$5,500 $5k <1%
Party
$850 $850 <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.

Appropriations
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Bills that appropriate money, result in substantial expenditure of state money, or result in a substantial loss of revenue to the state.
Banking and Financial Institutions
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Bills related to financial institutions, secured and unsecured lending and servicing, and corporations.
Energy, Utilities and Communications (Chair)
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Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.
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.
Public Safety
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Bills related to criminal procedure; the Penal Code and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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 →

100%
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.
47%
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.
67%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
95%
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.
91%
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.
89%
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.
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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.
60%
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 35 demographics

Senate District 35 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
61%
47%
GOP
11%
24%
No party
22%
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

Steven Bradford (Incumbent)

Democratic
72.5%
A

Anthony Perry

American Independent
27.5%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California reparations task force aims at more than dollars, seeks policies to prevent harm

By Wendy Fry, January 26, 2023

'When they took the foundation, everything started crumbling': California group fights eminent domain, racism

By Lil Kalish, December 5, 2022

Reparations task force: State could owe Black Californians hundreds of thousands of dollars

By Lil Kalish, September 26, 2022

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