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Deborah Ortiz


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CA State Senate
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Democratic AD-09 69074 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic SD-06 128949 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic SD-06 122126 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 19, 1957 in Sacramento, CA

1987: Aide, Assemblyman Charles Calderon
1988-1993: Chief of Staff, Assemblyman Richard Polanco
1993-1996: Member, Sacramento City Council
2006: Primary Candidate for Secretary of State (Lost; 39%)
2011-Present: Member, Los Rios Community College District Board

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 400 (1999) [with Principal Coauthors John Burton and Lou Correa] which created new Public Employee Retirement System pension formula allowing a retirement benefit factor of 2% at age 55 increasing to 2.5% at age 63 and above. These more generous pension plans have resulted in a massive unfunded liability for CALPERS that is now (in 2012) estimated at $85 billion. (Chapt. 555, Stats of 1999)

Source: California Blue Book (2000)