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Alex Padilla

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Alex Padilla
Official portrait, 2021
United States Senator
from California
Assumed office
January 18, 2021
Serving with Laphonza Butler
Preceded byKamala Harris
30th Secretary of State of California
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 18, 2021
GovernorJerry Brown
Gavin Newsom
Preceded byDebra Bowen
Succeeded byShirley Weber
Member of the California State Senate
from the 20th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byRichard Alarcon
Succeeded byConnie Leyva
President of the Los Angeles City Council
In office
July 4, 2001 – January 1, 2006
Preceded byRuth Galanter
Succeeded byEric Garcetti
Member of the Los Angeles City Council
from the 7th district
In office
July 1, 1999 – December 4, 2006
Preceded byRichard Alarcon
Succeeded byRichard Alarcon
Personal details
Born (1973-03-22) March 22, 1973 (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Angela Monzon (m. 2012)
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)
SignatureCursive signature in ink
WebsiteSenate website
Campaign website

Alejandro "Alex" Padilla (born March 22, 1973) is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from California since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Padilla was the 30th secretary of state of California from 2015 to 2021. He was also a member of the California State Senate and the Los Angeles City Council.[1]

In November 2023, Padilla introduced a legislation in the Senate for the future of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Status Act would create a referendum to decide the political status of Puerto Rico. The legislation deals with the status for Puerto Rico as a state as well as its independence and sovereignty in the United States.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "AP21:003 :: California Secretary of State". Sos.ca.gov. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  2. "california u s senator alex padilla-introduces legislation to allow puerto rico to determine its political status". Sierra Sun Times. 9 November 2023. Retrieved 9 November 2023.