Connie Leyva

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Connie Leyva
Connie Leyva 2015.jpg
Member of the California State Senate
from the 20th district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded byAlex Padilla (redistricted)
Personal details
Born (1967-02-19) February 19, 1967 (age 55)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceChino, California
Alma materUniversity of Redlands (BA)
ProfessionLabor organizer

Connie Leyva (born February 19, 1967) is an American politician and union organizer, serving as a member of the California State Senate since 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, Levya represents the 20th Senate District, which includes western parts of the Inland Empire.

Early life and education[edit]

Leyva was raised in Chino, California, where she attended public schools. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communicative disorders from the University of Redlands.[1][2]


Prior to being elected to the State Senate in 2014, she was president of the California Labor Federation. Leyva was elected to the California State Senate in 2014, receiving the endorsement of the local AFL–CIO chapter.[3]

On January 6, 2022, Leyva announced that she would not run for reelection to the State Senate.[4] On January 26, 2022, Leyva announced that she would be a candidate for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Leyva and her husband, Al, live in Chino, California and have twin daughters.[6]


  1. ^ "Biography". Senator Connie M. Leyva. 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  2. ^ "Connie M. Leyva". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  3. ^ Cendejas, Danielle (April 14, 2014). "California Labor Federation Unites Behind Leyva". Connie Leyva for State Senate. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  4. ^ "Leyva to bow out + New CalChamber executive + Sac City Councilman runs for Assembly". MSN.
  5. ^ "Chino lawmaker Connie Leyva makes bid for San Bernardino County supervisor". 27 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Connie Leyva for State Senate". Connie Leyva for State Senate. Retrieved 2020-08-09.

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