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  ≈ 2023 GRAND MARSHAL ≈

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR, 20TH DISTRICT

 

CAROLINE MENJIVAR

 

Senator Caroline Menjivar was elected to office in 2022 and represents California's 20th Senate District, encompassing Burbank and the San Fernando Valley. The daughter of Salvadorean immigrants, she was born and raised in the communities she now serves.
 
Initially Menjivar aspired to be a firefighter, but a hiring freeze led her to change course and serve in the
Marine Corps from 2009-2016. She was last stationed at Miramar as a radio operator and
Communications Platoon Sergeant.
 
After active duty, Menjivar attained a Master of Social Welfare from UCLA while working as an EMT and
a fellow on the L.A. Mayor's Gender Equity Team.
 
Menjivar is Chair of Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services and a Commissioner for the
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
 
Guided by her deep-rooted commitment to service and influenced by her lived experiences, Senator
Menjivar is dedicated to championing policies that elevate Californians and her community.

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