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

January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement today after Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2021-22 State Budget:

Press Release

December 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement today after Congress passed an appropriations bill last night that includes $206 million to repair the Friant-Kern Canal:

“I’m thrilled that Republicans and Democrats — led by the persistent Dianne Feinstein — pulled together to recognize the strategic importance of the Central Valley to our Nation’s food supply and economy. 

Press Release

December 8, 2020

SANGER, CA -  California State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Xavier Becerra to United States Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“President-elect Joe Biden made an excellent choice by selecting California’s Xavier Becerra to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the first Latino to hold the position.