|Anna Marie Caballero|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 30th district
28th district (2006–2010)
December 5, 2016
|Preceded by||Luis Alejo|
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Simon Salinas|
|Succeeded by||Luis Alejo|
|Born||April 18, 1955|
|Alma mater||University of California San Diego|
Anna Marie Caballero (born April 18, 1955) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly, representing the 30th Assembly District, encompassing the Pajaro and Salinas Valleys. She previously served in the state assembly, representing the 28th Assembly district in November 2006 and ran unopposed in 2008. Caballero ran for a seat in the California State Senate and lost her election bid in 2010. Caballero had served as Mayor and a Council member of Salinas, California prior to election to the Assembly.
Between her two stints in the state assembly, Caballero was Secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. She was appointed to the California State and Consumer Services Agency by Governor Jerry Brown on March 22, 2011. She was a Democratic member of the California State Assembly who was elected to serve
Born to a family of copper miners, Ms. Caballero moved to the Salinas Valley 25 years ago to work for California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). She attended college at University of California San Diego and law school at UCLA. As an attorney, she represented striking farm workers and fought side by side with unions to prevent plant closures. She, along with three partners, founded the law firm Caballero, Matcham & McCarthy, in 1982 to provide low cost legal service. The business received several awards. Caballero was recognized with the Athena Award for entrepreneurial excellence.
Caballero served on the Planning Commission and was later elected to the Salinas City Council in 1991. She was then elected mayor in 1998. As mayor, she carefully navigated Salinas through budgetary problems and managed to keep Salinas's libraries open through a donations program. Caballero won elected to the State Assembly in 2006.
Caballero has also served as the executive director of Partners for Peace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the community together to prevent gang violence and focus on literacy, early childhood education, and providing services to families. Caballero is also a wife and mother. Her husband, Juan Uranga, is the Director of the Center for Community Advocacy in Salinas.
2016 California State Assembly
|California's 30th State Assembly district election, 2016|
|Democratic||Karina Cervantez Alejo||21,158||26.0|
|Republican||John M. Nevill||9,949||12.2|
|Democratic||Karina Cervantez Alejo||47,998||37.5|