Sabrina Cervantes

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Sabrina Cervantes
Sabrina Cervantes, official portrait (2016).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 60th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded byEric Linder
Personal details
Born (1987-10-24) October 24, 1987 (age 33)
Riverside, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Courtney Downs
(m. 2018)
Children3
EducationUniversity of California, Riverside (BA)

Sabrina Cervantes (born October 24, 1987) is an American politician serving as a member of the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she represents the 60th Assembly District, which encompasses the northwestern Riverside County communities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, and parts of the City of Riverside.

Cervantes was first elected to the State Assembly in November 2016 after defeating incumbent Republican Eric Linder.

Early life and education[edit]

Cervantes was born and raised in Riverside County, California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Riverside. She also completed an Executive Education program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Before being elected, Cervantes served as a District Director for a member of the California State Assembly, and the Director of the California Voter Project. She also worked in the private sector alongside various community organizations to enhance the local economy, broaden access to quality education, and improve access to governmental services. She is currently a member of the Human Rights Campaign, The PICK Group of Young Professionals, and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy. She has previously served on the board of directors for the UCR Chicano Latino Alumni Association, and non-profit organizations TruEvolution and Women Wonder Writers.[3]

Cervantes is a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus,[4] the California Legislative Women's Caucus,[5] and the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.[6][7]

She is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; and the Assembly Select Committee on Veteran Employment and Education. Cervantes is also a member of the Assembly committees on Banking & Finance; Communications & Conveyance; and Public Employees & Retirement.[8]

2016 California State Assembly election[edit]

California's 60th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Linder (incumbent) 30,048 45.6
Democratic Sabrina Cervantes 27,346 41.5
Democratic Ken Park 8,478 12.9
Total votes 65,872 100.0
General election
Democratic Sabrina Cervantes 77,404 54.5
Republican Eric Linder (incumbent) 64,710 45.5
Total votes 142,114 100.0

2018 California State Assembly election[edit]

California's 60th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Essayli 30,639 52.9
Democratic Sabrina Cervantes (incumbent) 27,241 47.1
Total votes 57,880 100.0
General election
Democratic Sabrina Cervantes (incumbent) 67,950 54.1
Republican Bill Essayli 57,710 45.9
Total votes 125,660 100.0

2020 California State Assembly election[edit]

2020 California's 60th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sabrina Cervantes (incumbent) 46,511 54.4%
Republican Chris Raahauge 38,968 45.6%
Total votes 85,479 100.0%
General election
Democratic Sabrina Cervantes (incumbent) 110,133 56.4
Republican Chris Raahauge 85,116 43.6
Total votes 195,249 100.0

Personal life[edit]

Cervantes lives in Corona, California, with her wife who works as a hospital technician.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Official Website - Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes Representing the 60th California Assembly District. February 6, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Mott, Courtney. "Cervantes, Sabrina". LGBTQ Victory Fund. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes Biography"
  4. ^ "California Latino Legislative Caucus Membership Directory"
  5. ^ "California Latino Legislative Caucus Current Members"
  6. ^ "California Legislative LGBT Caucus"
  7. ^ "Political Notebook: List of out CA Statehouse 2016 candidates expands". Bay Area Reporter, November 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes Committees"
  9. ^ "California Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes has triplets". The Press Democrat. December 16, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Rosenhall, Laurel (November 7, 2017). "Millennial legislator who turned a red district purple is now a prime target". CalMatters. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "Riverside Co. Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes Makes History With Birth of Triplets". KTLA, December 16, 2019.

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