US Senate, CA

Alex Padilla


  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a lifetime score of 96% on the LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • First Latinx U.S. Senator elected in California and will maintain Latinx representation in Congress
  • Contributing to this race now will help Padilla build his campaign warchest early for his race in 2028
  • Serves on the Senate Judiciary, Environment & Public Works, and Energy & Natural Resources Committees


Senator Alex Padilla is currently running for his second term representing California in the U.S. Senate. After graduating from MIT, Padilla was elected to the Los Angeles City Council where he served as the youngest Council President in Los Angeles history and provided citywide leadership at critical times, including serving as acting Mayor during the tragedy of September 11, 2001. He was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and passed more than 70 bills, including landmark legislation to combat climate change. He was elected California Secretary of State in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018, receiving the most votes of any Latino elected official in the United States. As Secretary of State, Padilla worked to make our elections more accessible and inclusive, while fighting to protect the integrity of our voting systems. 

Having grown up in a low-income, heavily polluted neighborhood, Padilla is dedicated to ensuring that every family has access to clean air and clean water. In addition to cosponsoring the Green New Deal, Padilla introduced sweeping legislation to electrify our nation’s school buses and protect over one million acres of public lands in California, increasing access to nature and preserving California’s natural treasures for generations to come. Additionally he fought to secure millions of dollars in federal funding for flood control infrastructure to protect communities from catastrophic floods and rising sea levels. His bill the POWER ON Act was signed into law by President Biden to prevent utility outages caused by natural disasters like wildfires and other extreme weather events. He also led the successful passage of the FIRE Act, to modernize the way FEMA prepares for and responds to wildfires. Senator Padilla has earned an outstanding lifetime score of 96% on the LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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