She ran for California Lieutenant Governor in the June 6, 2006 primary election, against fellow state senator Jackie Speier and Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi. Figueroa received 18% of the vote, and Speier received 39% while Garamendi won the primary with 42%. After leaving office she was appointed in 2007 to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Figureoa was appointed by California Senate President Don Perata.
In 2002, Figueroa introduced S.B. 27, California's Shine the Light law, a law addressing business practices when disclosing customer's personal information to third parties, a practice known as "list brokerage." In April 2004, Figueroa garnered some national attention when she proposed a bill aimed at limiting Google's Gmail service from providing ads to users based in part on the content of their emails. After a few months negotiating with privacy groups and Google, Figueroa abandoned the effort.
- California State Legislature. Senate Bill 27, Chaptered version. Filed with CA Secretary of State on September 25, 2003. Retrieved on 11-03-01.
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