Nora Campos

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Nora Campos
Nora Campos.jpg
Campos in November 2010
Speaker pro tempore of the California State Assembly
In office
August 10, 2012 – November 30, 2014
Preceded by Fiona Ma
Succeeded by Kevin Mullin
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 27th district
23rd district (2010–2012)
In office
December 6, 2010 – November 30, 2016
Preceded by Joe Coto
Succeeded by Ash Kalra
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 1963 (age 53–54)[1]
San Jose, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Neil Struthers
Children none
Residence San Jose, California
Occupation Politician

Nora Campos (born 1963) is an American politician who served 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.[verification needed]

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.[verification needed]


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.

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 27th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 34,799 69.5
Republican G. "Burt" Lancaster 15,272 30.5
Total votes 50,071 100.0
General election
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 49,416 69.4
Republican G. "Burt" Lancaster 21,779 30.6
Total votes 71,195 100.0
Democratic hold

2016 California State Assembly candidacy[edit]

California's 27th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Madison Nguyen 27,453 34.3
Democratic Ash Kalra 15,843 19.8
Republican Van Le 11,726 14.7
Democratic Andres Quintero 10,922 13.7
Democratic Cong Thanh Do 4,869 6.1
Democratic Darcie Green 4,769 6.0
Democratic Esau Herrera 4,342 5.4
Total votes 79,924 100.0
General election
Democratic Ash Kalra
Democratic Madison Nguyen
Total votes ' '
Democratic hold


  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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