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|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 69th district
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Tom Umberg|
|Succeeded by||Tom Daly|
|Santa Ana City Councillor
from Ward 1
December 2, 2002 – December 4, 2006
|Preceded by||Ted Romero|
|Succeeded by||Vincente Sarmiento|
September 28, 1970 |
|Residence||Santa Ana, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Irvine
Jose J. Solorio (born September 28, 1970) is an American politician. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2006 as a Democrat. He represented the 69th Assembly District, which includes the city of Santa Ana and parts of Anaheim and Garden Grove. He was the Democratic Party nominee for the California state Senate in 2014.
Early civic career
Before being elected to the State Assembly, he was a Santa Ana City Council Member from 2000 until he became an assembly member in 2006. He was appointed to the Orange County Water District Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, and the Advisory Board for UC Irvine's Department of Planning, Policy, and Design. He has been called a sell-out by many local community members, for his role in police union pay out. Solorio has been nicknamed the "Latino Trump" by local immigrant rights organizers due to his support for the Santa Ana ICE Contract, an agreement that allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to rent bed space at the Santa Ana City Jail from 2006 to 2017. Maintaining the agreement was a top policy priority for the Santa Ana Police Officers' Association, which endorsed Solorio in exchange for his support of the city's immigrant detention business.
Background and education
As the son of migrant farm workers, Solorio earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social ecology at University of California, Irvine and a Master of Arts degree in public policy from Harvard University. He lives in Santa Ana, with his wife Linn, a Curriculum Specialist for Santa Ana Unified School District, and their two sons. Solorio is a vegetarian.
- San Roman, Gabriel (05/08/17). "Jose Solorio Branded "Latino Trump," Effort to Revive SanTana's ICE Contract Fails". OC Weekly. Check date values in:
- "Ending jail contract with ICE hurts community". Orange County Register. 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
- Solorio, Jose (2006-06-06). "Jose Solorio Responses to ALAN Candidate Questionnaire". Los Angeles: Animal Legislative Action Network. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
I am 100% vegetarian in large part because I believe that killing animals for human consumption is wrong.