Gloria Negrete McLeod

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Gloria Negrete McLeod
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Maxine Waters
Member of the California Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
December 4, 2006 – January 2, 2013
Preceded by Nell Soto
Succeeded by Norma Torres
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 61st district
In office
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Preceded by Nell Soto
Succeeded by Nell Soto
Personal details
Born (1941-09-06) September 6, 1941 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality Hispanic-American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gilbert McLeod
Residence Chino, 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 stand as a San Bernardino County supervisor.[1]

Early life, education, and academic career[edit]

She was born in 1941 in Los Angeles, California. She was President of the Board of Chaffey Community College (her alma mater) and was a Chaffey Board member for five years.

California Assembly (2001-2007)[edit]

Elections[edit]

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%.[2] 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.[3] In the November election, she defeated Yates 54%-43%.[4][5] In 2002, she defeated Republican Matt Munson 62%-38%.[6][7] In 2004, she defeated Republican Alan Wapner, an Ontario City Councilman,[8] 64%-36%.[9]

Tenure[edit]

She sponsored legislation to ban age discrimination.[10] In late 2006, she was a key vote in favor of Same-sex marriage.[11][12][13]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Committee on Business and Professions (Chair)[14]
  • Committee on Public Employees (Chair)[15]

California Senate (2007-2013)[edit]

Elections[edit]

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%.[16] She won the November general election unopposed.[17] In 2010, she won re-election to a second term with 68% of the vote.[18]

Tenure[edit]

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.

McLeod is actively involved in the cleanup of groundwater contamination. She focuses on current water supply.[19]

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.[20] The NARAL Pro-Choice America of California and Planned Parenthood of California gave her a perfect 100 rating in 2009.[21]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • 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[22]

U.S. House of Representatives (2013-present)[edit]

Elections[edit]

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.[23] After the district was officially numbered as the 35th district, McLeod officially announced her candidacy on September 6, 2011.[24] 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.[25]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC spent more than $5 million supporting McLeod's candidacy.[26] In the November general election, McLeod defeated Baca 56%-44%.[27]

Committee assignments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

She and her husband Gilbert L. McLeod, a retired police lieutenant, have 10 children, 27 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.[28]

Election results[edit]

2000 Democratic Primary, State Assembly District 61

  • 61.5% Gloria Negrete McLeod
  • 38.5% Paul Vincent Avila

2006 Democratic Primary, State Senate District 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Isenstadt (February 18, 2014). "California Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod quitting House". Politico. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://primary98.sos.ca.gov/Final/P98_SOV.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2000-primary/assemb.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=210721
  5. ^ http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2000-general/assemb.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2002-general/state-assemb.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=5712
  8. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=VDBB&p_theme=vdbb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10457C520F14600F&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  9. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=72819
  10. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ai9ZAAAAIBAJ&sjid=akcNAAAAIBAJ&pg=6855,1789877&dq=gloria+negrete+mcleod&hl=en
  11. ^ http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/3233529
  12. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SB&p_theme=sb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10C7EE9F38219160&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  13. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VjFZAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iUcNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5464,916176&dq=gloria+negrete+mcleod&hl=en
  14. ^ http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/files/CA_ASM_B_P.pdf
  15. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SB&p_theme=sb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=1050F34C990485D1&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  16. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=213954
  17. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=214076
  18. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=654399
  19. ^ http://sd32.senate.ca.gov/biography
  20. ^ http://capitolweekly.net/article.php?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl&xid=yhnf7ylhyptpvq&done=.yhq30izrck7ifl
  21. ^ http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/16492/gloria-negrete-mcleod#.UOBvR3f4Igo
  22. ^ http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Gloria_Negrete_McLeod#cite_note-scorecard-1
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Press release announcing candidacy for Congress
  25. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=740842
  26. ^ http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/sanbernardinocounty/ci_22278739/freshman-legislators-represent-inland-valley-high-desert-congress
  27. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=768692
  28. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/02/5022439/dan-morain-billionaire-bloomberg.html Dan Morain: Billionaire Bloomberg knocks out Joe Baca, adds dynamic to gun politics

External links[edit]

California Assembly
Preceded by
Nell Soto
California State Assemblywoman, 61st District
2000–2006
Succeeded by
Nell Soto
California Senate
Preceded by
Nell Soto
California State Senator, 32nd District
2006–2012
Succeeded by
TBD
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Maxine Waters
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th congressional district

January 3, 2013 – present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Sean Patrick Maloney
D-New York
United States Representatives by seniority
403rd
Succeeded by
Mark Meadows
R-North Carolina