Gloria Negrete McLeod
|Gloria Negrete McLeod|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Maxine Waters|
|Succeeded by||Norma Torres (elect)|
|Member of the California Senate
from the 32nd district
December 4, 2006 – January 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Nell Soto|
|Succeeded by||Norma Torres|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 61st district
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
|Preceded by||Nell Soto|
|Succeeded by||Nell Soto|
September 6, 1941 |
Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||Chaffey College|
|Occupation||President, Chaffey College (former)|
|Website||Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod|
Gloria Negrete McLeod (born September 6, 1941) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for California's 35th congressional district since 2013. The district includes portions of eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County. She was a California State Senator, representing the 32nd District, from December 2006 until her election to Congress. Prior to that, she served in the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2006 after having lost in a 1998 bid for the Assembly. A resident of Chino, she defeated Joe Baca, Jr. in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat. She defeated Joe Baca Sr. in her 2012 election to Congress. In February 2014, she announced her intention not to stand at the following elections, and instead to run for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. In a surprise, her campaign was unsuccessful, as she lost the November election to Republican state Assemblyman Curt Hagman.
- 1 Early life, education, and academic career
- 2 California Assembly (2001-2007)
- 3 California Senate (2007-2013)
- 4 U.S. House of Representatives (2013-present)
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Election results
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life, education, and academic career
California Assembly (2001-2007)
She ran for the 61st District in the California State Assembly in 1998 after incumbent Republican Fred Aguiar decided to retire. She lost the Democratic vote to Nell Soto in the open primary 53%-47%. In 2000, she ran again and ranked first in the 7-candidate open primary with 28% of the overall vote and 62% of the Democratic vote. Republican Dennis Yates won the Republican vote with 35% and 19% of the overall vote, qualifying for the general election. In the November election, she defeated Yates 54%-43%. In 2002, she defeated Republican Matt Munson 62%-38%. In 2004, she defeated Republican Alan Wapner, an Ontario City Councilman, 64%-36%.
California Senate (2007-2013)
In 2006, she decided to run for the California Senate in 32nd district after incumbent State Senator Nell Soto decided to not run for re-election. She defeated Assemblyman Joe Baca, Jr. in the Democratic primary 61%-39%. She won the November general election unopposed. In 2010, she won re-election to a second term with 68% of the vote.
The 32nd District stretches over two counties encompassing parts of San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County. In San Bernardino County, she represents the cities of Chino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, and San Bernardino. In Los Angeles County, she represents the city of Pomona.
During her tenure, California's major weekly periodical Capitol Weekly gave her a 49 score making her one of the most moderate Democrats in the legislature. The NARAL Pro-Choice America of California and Planned Parenthood of California gave her a perfect 100 rating in 2009.
- Budget and Fiscal Review
- Business, Professions and Economic Development
- Legislative Ethics Committee
- Master Plan for Higher Education Committee (Vice Chair)
- Public Employment and Retirement Committee (Chair)
- Sunset Review Committee
- Veterans Affairs Committee
U.S. House of Representatives (2013-present)
In June 2011, after Negrete McLeod found out that the Citizens Redistricting Commission had drawn a new congressional district that was virtually coextensive with her state senate district, she announced she was running for it, saying, "I'm in, I'm in, I'm in, I'm in. There's nobody there." She was referring to the fact that there weren't any incumbent congressmen living in the district. After the district was officially numbered as the 35th district, McLeod officially announced her candidacy on September 6, 2011. She faced Congressman Joe Baca in the primary. Baca's home is in the 31st District, but his old 43rd District took up almost 60% of the new 35th. In the open primary, Baca ranked first with 45% of the vote, McLeod ranked second with 36% of the vote, and Green party candidate Anthony Vieyra ranked last with 19% of the vote.
- Committee on Agriculture
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
She and her husband Gilbert L. McLeod, a retired police lieutenant, have 10 children, 27 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.
2000 Democratic Primary, State Assembly District 61
- 61.5% Gloria Negrete McLeod
- 38.5% Paul Vincent Avila
2006 Democratic Primary, State Senate District 32
- 61.4% Gloria Negrete McLeod
- 38.6% Joe Baca, Jr.
- Alex Isenstadt (February 18, 2014). "California Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod quitting House". Politico. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- "1998 CA Primary - Statement of Vote" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "CA State Assembly 61 Race - Nov 07, 2000". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "CA State Assembly 61 Race - Nov 05, 2002". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "CA State Assembly 61 Race - Nov 02, 2004". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "California Legislature OK’s Gay Marriage; All Eyes on Schwarzenegger". Chicago.gopride.com. 2005-09-07. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "News Archives - sacbee.com". Nl.newsbank.com. 2005-09-07. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "News Archives - sacbee.com". Nl.newsbank.com. 2004-09-11. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "CA State Senate 32 - D Primary Race - Jun 06, 2006". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "CA State Senate 32 Race - Nov 07, 2006". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "CA State Senate 32 Race - Nov 02, 2010". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Biography | Senator Torres". Sd32.senate.ca.gov. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
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- "Gloria Negrete McLeod's Ratings and Endorsements - Project Vote Smart". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Gloria Negrete McLeod". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Goldmacher, Shane. Negrete McLeod to run for Congress: “I’m in, I’m in, I’m in, I’m in”. Los Angeles Times, 2011-06-20.
- Press release announcing candidacy for Congress
- Dan Morain: Billionaire Bloomberg knocks out Joe Baca, adds dynamic to gun politics
- Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod official U.S. House website
- Gloria Negrete McLeod for Congress
- Gloria Negrete McLeod at DMOZ
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|California State Assemblywoman, 61st District
|California State Senator, 32nd District
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th congressional district
January 3, 2013 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
Sean Patrick Maloney
|United States Representatives by seniority