U.S. SENATOR ALEX PADILLA
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
EDUCATION: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS Mechanical Engineering
FAMILY: Married, 3 children
- 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.
- Unequicovally supports a woman's right to choose and Roe v Wade as legal precedent.
- Endorsd by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
"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
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.