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Vanessa Delgado


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Date Party Office Votes Result
08-07-2018 Democratic SD-32 26635 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 16, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA
Child: Isabella Delgado-Rojas
University: University of Southern California (MPA)

2015-2018: Member, Montebello City Council
2018: Mayor, City of Montebello
2018: Primary Candidate for SD-32 (Lost; 15.7%)
2019-Present: Member, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board.

  • SENATE VACANCY: Following the resignation of State Senator Tony Mendoza, the special primary to fill the vacancy in the current term (which would end in November 2018) was consolidated with the regular primary election for the new full term (which would start in December 2018). During the elections on June 5th, Rita Topalian (R) took the took the top stop in both the primary and the special primary. Vanessa Delgado (D) came in second in the special election (and will be in the run-off), but came in third in the primary, meaning that she will not appear on the November ballot. Bob Archuletta(D) came in fourth place in the special election (after Topalian, Delgado and Mendoza) but second in the regular primary (meaning that he will appear on the November ballot. Mendoza came in fourth in the regular primary and third in the special election.
  • SHORT TERM: On July 11th, the LA Daily News reported that Delgado had said it was "a possibility" that she would decline to be sworn in if she won the special election. On July 13th, Delgado released a statement on Facebook saying "Although my time will be short, I intend to make the most of it." Delgado was sworn into office on August 13, 2018.
  • LEGISLATION: During her time in office, Delgado authored two bills, both of which were sent to the Governor. SB 1012 was signed by Governor Brown and SB 715 was vetoed, giving Delgado a 50% chaptered rate for her bills.

Source: "Candidate for CA senate seat might decline to serve even if she wins" by Kevin Modesti, Los Angeles Daily News (7/11/2018)