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Gloria Negrete McLeod

Gloria Negrete McLeod
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Maxine Waters
Succeeded by Norma Torres
Member of the California Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
December 4, 2006 – January 2, 2013
Preceded by Nell Soto
Succeeded by Norma Torres
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 61st district
In office
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Preceded by Nell Soto
Succeeded by Nell Soto
Personal details
Born

(1941-09-06) September 6, 1941


Los Angeles, California
Nationality Hispanic-American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gilbert McLeod
Residence Chino, California
Alma mater Chaffey College
Occupation President, Chaffey College (former)
Website Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod

Gloria Negrete McLeod (born September 6, 1941) is an American politician who was the United States Representative for California's 35th congressional district from 2013-2015. The district included portions of eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County. She was a California State Senator, representing the 32nd District, from December 2006 until her election to Congress. Prior to that, she served in the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2006 after having lost in a 1998 bid for the Assembly. A resident of Chino, she defeated Joe Baca, Jr. in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat. She defeated Joe Baca Sr. in her 2012 election to Congress. In February 2014, she announced her intention not to stand at the following elections, and instead to run for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.[1] In a surprise, her campaign was unsuccessful, as she lost the November election to Republican state Assemblyman Curt Hagman.[2]

Contents

  • Early life, education, and academic career 1
  • California Assembly (2001-2007) 2
    • Elections 2.1
    • Tenure 2.2
    • Committee assignments 2.3
  • California Senate (2007-2013) 3
    • Elections 3.1
    • Tenure 3.2
    • Committee assignments 3.3
  • U.S. House of Representatives (2013-2015) 4
    • Elections 4.1
    • Committee assignments 4.2
  • Personal life 5
  • Election results 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life, education, and academic career

She was born in 1941 in Los Angeles, California. She was President of the Board of Chaffey Community College (her alma mater) and was a Chaffey Board member for five years.

California Assembly (2001-2007)

Elections

She ran for the 61st District in the California State Assembly in 1998 after incumbent Republican Fred Aguiar decided to retire. She lost the Democratic vote to Nell Soto in the open primary 53%-47%.[3] In 2000, she ran again and ranked first in the 7-candidate open primary with 28% of the overall vote and 62% of the Democratic vote. Republican Dennis Yates won the Republican vote with 35% and 19% of the overall vote, qualifying for the general election.[4] In the November election, she defeated Yates 54%-43%.[5][6] In 2002, she defeated Republican Matt Munson 62%-38%.[7][8] In 2004, she defeated Republican Alan Wapner, an Ontario City Councilman,[9] 64%-36%.[10]

Tenure

She sponsored legislation to ban age discrimination.[11] In late 2006, she was a key vote in favor of Same-sex marriage.[12][13][14]

Committee assignments

  • Committee on Business and Professions (Chair)[15]
  • Committee on Public Employees (Chair)[16]

California Senate (2007-2013)

Elections

In 2006, she decided to run for the California Senate in 32nd district after incumbent State Senator Nell Soto decided to not run for re-election. She defeated Assemblyman Joe Baca, Jr. in the Democratic primary 61%-39%.[17] She won the November general election unopposed.[18] In 2010, she won re-election to a second term with 68% of the vote.[19]

Tenure

The 32nd District stretches over two counties encompassing parts of San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County. In San Bernardino County, she represents the cities of Chino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, and San Bernardino. In Los Angeles County, she represents the city of Pomona.

McLeod is actively involved in the cleanup of groundwater contamination. She focuses on current water supply.[20]

During her tenure, California's major weekly periodical Capitol Weekly gave her a 49 score making her one of the most moderate Democrats in the legislature.[21] The NARAL Pro-Choice America of California and Planned Parenthood of California gave her a perfect 100 rating in 2009.[22]

Committee assignments

  • Budget and Fiscal Review
  • Business, Professions and Economic Development
  • Legislative Ethics Committee
  • Master Plan for Higher Education Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Public Employment and Retirement Committee (Chair)
  • Sunset Review Committee
  • Veterans Affairs Committee[23]

U.S. House of Representatives (2013-2015)

Elections

In June 2011, after Negrete McLeod found out that the Citizens Redistricting Commission had drawn a new congressional district that was virtually coextensive with her state senate district, she announced she was running for it, saying, "I'm in, I'm in, I'm in, I'm in. There's nobody there." She was referring to the fact that there weren't any incumbent congressmen living in the district.[24] After the district was officially numbered as the 35th district, McLeod officially announced her candidacy on September 6, 2011.[25] She faced Congressman Joe Baca in the primary. Baca's home is in the 31st District, but his old 43rd District took up almost 60% of the new 35th. In the open primary, Baca ranked first with 45% of the vote, McLeod ranked second with 36% of the vote, and Green party candidate Anthony Vieyra ranked last with 19% of the vote.[26]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC spent more than $5 million supporting McLeod's candidacy.[27] In the November general election, McLeod defeated Baca 56%-44%.[28]

Committee assignments

Personal life

She and her husband Gilbert L. McLeod, a retired police lieutenant, have 10 children, 27 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.[29]

Election results

2000 Democratic Primary, State Assembly District 61

  • 61.5% Gloria Negrete McLeod
  • 38.5% Paul Vincent Avila

2006 Democratic Primary, State Senate District 32

References


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function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

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%s
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end

return p
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California Assembly
Preceded by
Nell Soto
California State Assemblywoman, 61st District
2000–2006
Succeeded by
Nell Soto
California Senate
Preceded by
Nell Soto
California State Senator, 32nd District
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Norma Torres
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Maxine Waters
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th congressional district

January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Succeeded by
Norma Torres
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