Nora Campos

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Nora Campos
Nora Campos.jpg
Campos in November 2010
Speaker pro tempore of the California State Assembly
Assumed office
August 10, 2012
Preceded by Fiona Ma
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 27th district
23rd district (2010–2012)
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded by Joe Coto
Member of the
San Jose City Council
from the 5th District
In office
March 13, 2001 – December 6, 2010
Preceded by Manny Diaz
Succeeded by Xavier Campos
Personal details
Born 1966 (age 49–50)[1]
San Jose, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Neil Struthers
Residence San Jose, California
Occupation Politician

Nora Campos (born 1966) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. She was formerly elected to the San Jose City Council in a special election in March 2001 and was twice overwhelmingly re-elected to represent the residents of District 5, allowing her to represent her community on the Council for 10 years. Prior to taking elected office, she worked as Community Relations Coordinator and then as Chief of Staff for a San Jose City Councilmember.

Early life and education[edit]

Nora Campos was raised in the Cassell neighborhood in East San Jose. She marched side-by-side with Cesar E. Chavez, learning about the needs and struggles of the community of which have been a part of her entire life. She cites her early experience with the Farm Worker Movement influenced her decision to enter public service as an adult.

Campos earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University and is an alumna of the Alum Rock and East Side Union school districts.


In June 2009, Campos announced her candidacy for the 23rd California State Assembly District. She was elected on November 10, 2010 with 75% of the vote,[2] succeeding term-limited Democrat Joe Coto.


  1. ^ Official Statement for Nora Campos
  2. ^ "November 02, 2010 Statement of Vote -- State Assemblymember by District" (PDF). California Secretary of State's office. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 

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