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 18, 2021

SANGER, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) helped to honor Sanger Native Tom Flores after his induction into the NFL Pro Hall of Fame on August 8, 2021

Press Release

September 17, 2021

SANGER, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today announced that she will participate in the United Nations “Virtual Parliamentary Dialogues: Food Security and Nutrition in the Time of COVID-19,” as well as the “United Nations Food Systems Summit.”

Press Release

September 11, 2021

SANGER, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement today, regarding the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

“On this day twenty years ago, we saw our country experience its greatest tragedy but also our brightest beacon,” said Senator Hurtado. “Our Nation joined together as one to mourn and collectively hold our breath. We cheered and honored our heroes—those fire, police and EMT personnel who ran towards danger. We hugged and loved our families and our neighbors. As we remember the 2,977 people we lost that fateful day, we must work to bring back our sense of togetherness, and put aside our differences.”