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

May 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement today, after Governor Newsom released the details of the 2021 May Budget Revise:

In the Media

May 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – La Senadora Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) se unirá con “Visión y Compromiso” y “Food4All” para discutir su proyecto de ley SB 464 – “Comida Para Todos”. “Comida Para Todos” se asegurará de que todos los californianos, independientemente de su estado migratorio, tengan acceso a alimentos saludables.

Press Release

May 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after Governor Newsom announced partial funding of her SB 559 – the State Water Resiliency Act – and the extension of drought emergency status to Fresno, Kern, Tulare and Kings Counties: