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Luis Alejo


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2010 Democratic AD-28 56098 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic AD-30 79141 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-30 43431 Win

Candidate Biography:

Luis Angel Alejo
Born: March 27, 1974 in Watsonville, CA
Married: Karina Cervantez (m. 2012)

2001-2010: Member, United States Commission on Civil Rights, California Advisory Committee
2002: Assembly Fellow, Assemblyman Manny Diaz
2005-2006: Member, Watsonville Library Board
2006-2008: Member, Watsonville Planning Commission
2007-2010: Staff Attorney, Monterey County Superior Court
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2008-2009: Member, Watsonville City Council
2009-2010: Mayor, City of Watsonville
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2014-2016: Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2017-Present: Member, Monterey County Board of Supervisors
2018: Early Primary Candidate for SD-12 (Withdrew)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 60 (Chapt 524: Stats of 2013) which requires the DMV to issue driver licenses to applicants who are unable to prove a legal presence in the United States.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 10 (Chapt. 351, Stats of 2013) raised California's minimum wage to $9/hour by July 2014 and $10/hour by January 2016.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 100 (2015) which would create the California Law Fellows Program. (Language was amended out of bill in January 2016)
  • Capitol History: During the Assembly Floor Session on May 7, 2012, Alejo proposed to Karina Cervantez. She accepted.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2011-12)