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Mike McGuire


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2014 Democratic SD-02 188142 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic SD-02 233688 Win
11-08-2022 Democratic SD-02 283689 Win

Candidate Biography:

Michael Sean McGuire
Born: July 7, 1979 in Healdsburg, CA
Married: Erika Fremault (m. ~2010)
Child: Connor Michael McGuire

2000-2004: Member, Healdsburg School Board
2004-2010: Member, Healdsburg City Council
2008-2010: Mayor, City of Healdsburg
2010-2014: Member, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
2022-2024: Majority Leader, California State Senate
2024-Present: President pro Tempore, California State Senate

  • McGuire was the youngest member of the State Senate in 2015 at age 35.
  • QUOTABLE: "My core belief is this: The highest calling in life is to help others. To fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. And to work together — no matter your party — because working together is the only way to make progress stick." (Twitter @ilike_mike 1:13 PM · Feb 5, 2024)
  • LEGISLATION: Author (with Scott Wiener) of SB 27 (Chapt. 121, Stats of 2019) which requires candidates for President and Governor to file their income tax returns for the 5 most recent taxable years with the Secretary of State in order to appear on a primary election ballot. A lawsuit challenging the law was filed with five plaintiffs including Melissa Melendez and Bill Essayli. On November 21, 2019, the California Supreme Court found that the law violated the State Constitution.
  • QUOTABLE: "We can all debate on the floor about the constitutionality of this bill but we also have to look at what makes our democracy strong. The foundation of any successful government is transparency." [regarding SB 27 (2019) on 5/3/2019]
  • NATURAL DISASTER (LARGEST WILDFIRES): The largest and third-largest wildfires in California history (the August Complex fire in 2020 and the Mendocino Complex fire in 2018) occured primarily within State Senate districts represented by Mike McGuire and Jim Nielsen and and Assembly Districts Jim WoodJames Gallagher, and Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry.
  • NATURAL DISASTER (DEADLIEST WILDFIRE): The fourth-deadliest wildfire in California history (the Tubbs Fire in October 2017) burned nearly 15,000 acres and killed 22. It occured primarily within State Senate districts represented by Mike McGuire and Jim Nielsen and Assembly Districts Jim WoodCecilia M. Aguiar-Curry, and Marc Levine.