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Alex Padilla's Biography
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Secretary of State (CA), Democratic
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Wife: Angela; 1 Child
Panorama City, CA
Graduate, Coro Fellowship Program in Leadership and Public Affairs, 1995
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
Secretary of State, State of California, 2014-present
Senator, California State Senate, 2006-2014
Member, Los Angeles City Council, 1999-2006
President, Los Angeles City Council, 2001-2006
Campaign Manager, Richard Alarcon for State Senate, 1998
Southern California Political Director, Victory : California Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 1998
Campaign Manager, Gil Cedillo for State Assembly, 1997
Campaign Manager, Tony Cardenas for State Assembly, 1996
Member, Executive Committee on Sustainability, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-present
Member, California Film Commission, 2001-present
Former Member, Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, California State Senate
Former Member, Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, California State Senate
Former Member, Natural Resources and Water Committee, California State Senate
Former Member, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, California State Senate
Committee Officer, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-2008
Member, Los Angeles Building and Safety Commission, 1997-1999
Staff, Assembly Member Tony Cardenas
Staff, United States Senator Dianne Feinstein
Educational Counselor, University of the Pacific, 1994
Engineer, Hughes Aircraft, 1991-1992
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Appointed Officials, Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, 2010-present
Chair, Los Angeles Leadership Council, American Diabetes Association, 2005-present
Board Member, Children's Museum of Los Angeles, 2001-present
Member, Advisory Board, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), 2000-present
Board Member, League of California Cities, 2000-present
Member, Board of Trustees, M.I.T. Corporation, present
President, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, 1999-2010
President, League of California Cities, 2005-2006
One of 2013's "Most Effective Legislators" -- Around the Capitol
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