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Maria Elena Durazo


Picture of Maria Elena Durazo
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2018 Democratic SD-24 139473 Win
11-08-2022 Democratic SD-26 155727 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 20, 1953 in Madera, CA
Married: Miguel Contreras (m. 1988, d. 2005)
Children: Mario Salazar and Michael Contreras

1989-2006: President, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE), Local 11
1995: Woman of the Year (Assembly District 45) [selected by Assemblyman Antonio Villaraigosa]
2001: Woman of the Year (State Senate Ceremony) [selected by Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante]
2006-2014: Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
2008: National Co-Chair, Obama for President campaign
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2010: Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO Executive Council
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2017-Present: Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee