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

July 22, 2020

Senators Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District and Melissa Hurtado, representing the 14th Senate District, announced they have submitted a request to Governor Newsom urging him to issue an Executive Order to keep EDD phone lines and operations open and fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the delay in claims processing is addressed. 

Press Release

July 15, 2020

Central valley COVID-19 relief package advances to the Assembly for approval.  This district-specific legislation focuses on clean water, jobs, workforce training, and protecting our most vulnerable.

In the Media

July 9, 2020

The City of Sanger hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new operations of the city’s new water systems and holding tank.  “What an exciting day, don’t you think?”, asked California Senator Melissa Hurtado, at the ribbon cutting.