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

March 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on COVID-19 and Senate District 14:

Press Release

March 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Numerous cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease 2019 have been reported in California, including a Fresno County man who tested positive but is now in recovery. To take action and prepare for COVID-19 the California Department of Public Health recommends:

Press Release

February 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA –Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today recognized Veronica Garibay and Phoebe Seaton for their environmental stewardship in California. Garibay and Seaton were awarded the James Irvine Award which recognizes leaders advancing innovative solutions to critical issues facing California.