Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla

U.S. SENATOR ALEX PADILLA

D-CALIFORNIA

RACE: Appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Harris in 2021. Will be up for reelection in 2022.

VOTING RECORD: GovTrack.us, Project VoteSmart

 
BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

AGE: 48

EDUCATION: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS Mechanical Engineering

OCCUPATION: Politician

FAMILY: Married, 3 children
 

CAREER:

  • United States Senate, California, January 2021 - Present
  • Secretary of State, State of California, 2015-2021
  • State Senator, California State Senate, District 20, 2006-2014
  • President, Los Angeles City Council, 1999-2006

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Environment & Public Works
  • Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
  • Committee on Rules & Administration
  • Committee on the Budget
  • Committee on the Judiciary
  • Chair Jdiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, & Border Security

APPOINTED: 2021

 

ISRAEL


  • Believes the U.S.-Israel relationship must remain strong.
  • Committed to a two-state solution, and believes the U.S. plays a critical role in that process.
 
CHOICE

  • Unequicovally supports a woman's right to choose and Roe v Wade as legal precedent.
  • Endorsd by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
 
In His Own Words

"It seems to me that we have our priorities entirely backward when it comes to making it easier to buy a weapon than we do to cast a ballot." 1

SOURCES: 1) Project Vote Smart  

 
Interesting Facts

Served as California Secretary of State from 2015 - 2021.

The first U.S. Senator from Southern California since 1992.

Has a degree in engineering and wrote software for satellite systems.

His first professional role in politics was as personal assistant to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), with whom he now serves in the Senate.