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

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) held a virtual press conference, where she and other Senate District 14 leaders discussed the drought’s impact on small rural communities in the Central Valley. This press conference was part of the Senator’s “Food and Water Resiliency Tour.” 

Press Release

June 21, 2021

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2021

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In the Media

June 18, 2021

For now, jobs for farm workers are plentiful. But come this fall, when the full impact of the 2021 drought hits, those jobs may dry up as quickly as last winter’s rains. To cushion the economic blows of the drought on farm workers, state Sen.