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Ricardo Lara


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2010 Democratic AD-50 46676 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic SD-33 158707 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic SD-33 177971 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 5, 1974 in City of Commerce, CA
University: University of Southern California (EML)

1999-2004: Chief of Staff, Assembly Majority Leader Marco Antonio Firebaugh
2004-2008: District Director, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez
2008: Primary Candidate for AD-46 (Lost; 14.6%)
2008-2010: Member, Los Angeles Planning Commission
2008-2010: Communications Director, Assemblyman Kevin De Leon
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2012-2014: Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Proponent, Proposition 58 [English language education] (Passed; 72.4%)
2018: Primary Candidate for Insurance Commissioner (Pending)

  • LEGISLATION: Coauthor of SR 39 (2015) which found that "Presidential candidates including Donald Trump have unfairly demonized and falsely blamed undocumented immigrant families for a range of problems and challenges facing the United States" and "calls upon the State of California to divest from" and "private businesses and individuals throughout California to end all business ties with" Donald Trump and his companies.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2011-12)

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