Jose Medina

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Jose Medina
Jose Medina, California State Assembly (2012).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 61st district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded byNorma J. Torres
Personal details
Born (1953-03-29) March 29, 1953 (age 69)
San Jose, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Residence(s)Riverside, California
Alma materUniversity of California, Riverside (BA) (MA)
ProfessionTeacher

Jose Medina (born March 29, 1953) is an American politician in the California State Assembly.[1] He is a Democrat representing the 61st Assembly District, which encompasses parts of northwestern Riverside County and includes the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Mead Valley.

Medina is the Chair of the Higher Education Committee[2] and a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was a teacher at Riverside Poly High School and a Riverside Community College District Trustee.

In 2018, Jose Medina secured $9.7 million in state funds[3] through a budget allocation in the 2019 State Budget, signed by former California Governor Jerry Brown[4] to support the development of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, also known as "The Cheech." The Cheech will reside in the City of Riverside and be a permanent home for Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art, making it the most prominent collection of its kind in the United States.[5]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 61st State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 13,631 43.8
Republican Rudy Aranda 12,942 41.6
Democratic D. Shelly Yarbrough 4,549 14.6
Total votes 31,122 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 34,160 58.8
Republican Rudy Aranda 23,973 41.2
Total votes 58,033 100.0
Democratic hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 61st State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 45,888 67.3
Republican Hector Diaz 22,281 32.7
Total votes 68,169 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 90,663 65.9
Republican Hector Diaz 46,924 34.1
Total votes 137,587 100.0
Democratic hold

2018 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 61st State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 36,442 99.4
Republican Ali Mazarei (write-in) 212 0.6
Total votes 36,654 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 75,327 67.8
Republican Ali Mazarei 35,821 32.2
Total votes 111,148 100.0
Democratic hold

2020 California State Assembly[edit]

2020 California's 61st State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 51,402 66.2%
Republican Ali Mazarei 26,250 33.8%
Total votes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography | Assemblymember Jose Medina". a61.asmdc.org. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Committee on Higher Education | Committee on Higher Education". ahed.assembly.ca.gov. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "State Legislature Allocates $9.7 Million to The Cheech". The Cheech Center. June 27, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Riverside's 'Cheech' museum gets enough money in state budget to open in 2020". Press Enterprise. June 27, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Riverside City Council commits $1 million a year to Cheech Marin art museum". Press Enterprise. January 20, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2021.

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