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Senator Anna M. Caballero is currently serving her second term in the California State Senate representing the 14th Senate District. Senator Caballero has authored key pieces of legislation like the Middle Class Housing Act (SB 6), to help families achieve the dream of home ownership, legislation that ensures locally grown, quality produce for California students (SB 490), and the Distressed Hospital Loan Program (SB/AB 112), to keep struggling hospitals from closing their doors. Senator Caballero is also the proud author of comprehensive legislation to combat climate change and extreme heat (SB 306) and the capture, removal storage and utilization of carbon (SB 905). Her strong advocacy of reproductive rights led to the creation of a support fund (SB 1142), to expand access to care during this particularly critical time in history. In 2023 Senator Caballero was instrumental in securing over half a billion dollars in direct funding to support veterans, flood victims, institutions for higher education, agricultural modernization and district-specific infrastructure projects.

Senator Anna M. Caballero is a woman of firsts. She was the first female Mayor elected in the 126-year history of the City of Salinas and the first Latina elected to represent the 28th Assembly District in 2006. In 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown hired Senator Caballero to serve as a member of his cabinet as the Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Her mission mirrored her 34-year career fighting for working families.

A graduate of UCLA law school and UC San Diego, Caballero has dedicated her professional life to families in rural California. She first put her legal acumen to work representing farm workers as an attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance. Dedicated to representing working families at a price they could afford, Caballero and two colleagues formed the law firm of Caballero, Matcham and McCarthy, opening offices in Salinas and Hollister. The firm received numerous awards for excellence during its 25-year history, and Ms. Caballero personally received the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce’s most distinguished award, the Athena, for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Commitment to the Community.

Born to a family of copper miners from Arizona, Caballero has dedicated her life to empower working families and to create opportunities for them and their children to be successful. While in the Assembly, she received numerous awards for her work in youth violence prevention, protection of local government, support for public school construction, and water reliability and sustainability.

Prior to her election to the Assembly, Caballero established a non-profit organization dedicated to youth violence prevention. Partners for Peace helped parents and youth develop stronger family bonds and encourage healthy behavior. PFP focused on supporting literacy, after school activities, early childhood development, youth employment and high school dropout prevention strategies in partnership with other organizations.

Anna Caballero is a wife, mother of three adult children and grandmother of six. She is married to Attorney Juan Uranga who is currently enjoying retirement after representing farmworkers for over 30 years.