Senator Hurtado

Meet Senator Hurtado

State Senator Melissa Hurtado grew up in the Central Valley. As the daughter of immigrant parents and the first in her family to graduate from college, Melissa knows firsthand what it means to achieve the American dream. That is why she is serving in the State Senate – to advocate for access to healthcare, quality schools, good paying jobs and the opportunity for a better life.

After getting her degree at Sacramento State, Hurtado returned home to the Valley to serve her community and build a better life for Valley families. She served on the Sanger city council from 2016 until her election to the Senate in November 2018..
 

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Press Release

September 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado’s (D-Sanger) legislation, SB 559, was extended into a two-year bill during its review in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Press Release

September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) today urged Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to make Senate Bill 1 a two year bill.

Press Release

September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado’s (D-Sanger) legislation, SB 331, was held by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill, which received bi-partisan support, would have required that all California counties develop a suicide prevention plan while focusing on the staggering rise in deaths among adolescents.