|Member of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors from the 1st District|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Fernando Armenta|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 30th district
28th district (2010–2012)
December 6, 2010 – November 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Anna Caballero|
|Succeeded by||Anna Caballero|
|Mayor of Watsonville, California|
November 17, 2009 – November 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Anthony Rivas|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Dodge|
|Member of the Watsonville City Council from the 2nd District|
December 4, 2008 – November 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Oscar Rios|
|Succeeded by||Oscar Rios|
Luis Angel Alejo
March 27, 1974
Watsonville, California, U.S.
|Education||University of California, Berkeley (BA)|
Harvard University (MEd)
University of California Davis (JD)
Born and raised in Watsonville, Alejo's family came to work in the agricultural fields of the Salinas, Santa Clara and Pajaro Valleys as migrant farmworkers in the 1950s.
Alejo graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with dual bachelor's degrees in political science and Chicano studies, and obtained his master's of education degree from Harvard University in administration, planning and social policy. He received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), where he won the "Maggie Schelen" scholarship for public service.
After finishing his graduate and professional studies, Alejo returned to his hometown of Watsonville to work as a legal aid attorney where he championed the rights of working families throughout the Monterey Bay area. He then worked as a staff attorney for the Monterey County Superior Court, where he assisted thousands of self-represented litigants throughout Monterey County who couldn't afford private attorneys. He has also worked as a high school teacher, focusing on "at-risk" children.
Before his election to the State Legislature, Alejo was the mayor of Watsonville, California. He was elected to District 2 of the Watsonville City Council with nearly 80% of the vote and became mayor in November 2009. He had become Vice Mayor in March 2009.
Prior to his public service, Alejo served as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow where he worked as a legislative aide for Assemblymember Manny Diaz (D-San Jose). He attended the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), and Harvard University.
2014 California State Assembly
|Democratic||Luis Alejo (incumbent)||25,441||58.9|
|Democratic||Luis Alejo (incumbent)||43,431||59.8|
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