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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 51

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Wendy Carrillo

102,276 votes (86.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Access to Quality Education: As a first generation college graduate, Wendy knows that education is the foundation for our children to succeed.
  • Creating Economic Opportunity: Wendy will continue fighting for high wage jobs, retirement security, affordable housing and economic growth.
  • Improving Access to Healthcare: Wendy supports efforts to provide a permanent source of funding to build affordable housing as well as a statewide housing bond.



Wendy Carrillo was elected to serve in the California State Assembly in December 2017. She represents the 51st Assembly District which is home to close to 500,000 residents in the City of Los Angeles, incorporated East Los Angeles and includes some of the most historic and iconic communities in the city. Prior to being elected to office, Assemblywoman Carrillo was a broadcast journalist for twelve years covering human rights, global conflict and US politics. Additionally, she worked in communications for the Service Employee International Union United Long Term Care Workers, which represents over 350,000 Home healthcare workers in California and served in local government as a communications deputy for a member of the Los Angeles City Council. She has been an advocate for education, immigration reform, environmental justice, healthcare for all, job creation and innovation. In the State Assembly she serves on the Appropriations, Rules, Public Safety, Health and Water, Parks and Wildlife committees. Assemblywoman Carrillo immigrated to the United States as a young child during El Salvador’s Civil War and is a first generation American with Salvadoran and Mexican heritage. She is the eldest of five daughters and received a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from California State University Los Angeles and a Masters in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $529,894

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Association of Realtors
California State Association of Electrical Workers
California State Pipe Trades Council
California Teachers Association
SEIU California
SEIU Local 2015
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.49%
New York 1.04%
District of Columbia 0.91%
Texas 0.91%
Other 2.66%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.99%)
Small contributions (0.01%)

By Type:

From organizations (87.36%)
From individuals (12.64%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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