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  Sanchez, Loretta B.
NameLoretta B. Sanchez
Address12397 Lewis Street Suite 101
Garden Grove, California 92840, United States
Born January 07, 1960 (62 years)
ContributorUser 215
Last ModifedCaliforniaModerate
May 31, 2021 07:12am
Tags Hispanic - Divorced - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoCongresswoman Loretta Sanchez (sister of Linda Sánchez) represents the California 47th Congressional District of California, which encompasses the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and some of Fullerton in Orange County. She began her congressional career in November 1996, and is serving her fourth term in the House of Representives.

Loretta is known for two things: accessibility and collaboration. Those traits have served her well, both in Washington and in Orange County.

She travels to her home district from Washington each week to do work in the community and meet with constituents. Loretta has focused much of her time on issues such as education, public safety & crime reduction, economic development, and protections for our senior citizens. Born and raised in the district she serves, she is acutely aware of the issues facing her constituency.

She has been successful at working on bi-partisan projects and helping to bring funding back to the district for many community projects. During her tenure, she has secured appropriations measures totaling more than $300 million in federal tax dollars, which was sent back home to Orange County. She has worked hard to improve the infrastructure and quality of life for this fast-growing suburban county through various transportation, education, environmental, and crime reduction projects.

She has hosted hundreds of community events for her constituency. She has personally visited every school in her district, often with dignitaries such as former Vice President Al Gore, cabinet secretaries, astronauts and other Members of Congress. She regularly hosts "Community Office Hours," a grassroots approach to generating community interest in and accessibility to their Congressional representative.

Loretta is a businesswoman. Prior to her work in Congress, she was a financial manager at the Orange County Transportation Authority. She was an assistant vice president at Fieldman Rollap and Associates, specializing in advising clients of the firm in the area of municipal finance—a skill that serves her well in her role as Congresswoman. Loretta was an associate at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, putting financial plans together for municipalities as well as private companies. She eventually started her own consulting business in Santa Ana, assisting public agencies and private firms with financial matters, including cost-benefit analysis, strategic planning and capital acquisition. She received industry recognition when the State of California selected her to independently review the financial status of Orange County's first toll road to save about $300 million in financing costs.

Loretta attended Chapman University, in Orange, California, where she was selected in January 2002 to serve as the university’s first Latina member of the Board of Trustees. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics in 1982 (voted "Business Student of the Year"), and then entered American University in Washington, D.C. to obtain her master’s in business administration with an emphasis on finance, which she received in 1984. During the second year of her MBA program at American, Loretta spent a year in Rome, Italy, attending European Community's Market Management School.

Congresswoman Sanchez is the ranking woman on the House Armed Services Committee. Her seat on this panel helps her bring jobs to Orange County's growing high-tech industrial base. Loretta was instrumental in requiring the Department of Defense to include the City of Palmdale, California when it investigates cost alternatives for Joint Strike Fighter production.

Congresswoman Sanchez was selected by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as the second-ranking Democrat of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The Committee oversees the Department of Homeland Security to assure it is working effectively and quickly. The Committee has legislative jurisdiction over matters relating to the Homeland Security Act and plays a central role in fighting the war on terrorism.

While serving on the Homeland Security Committee, Congresswoman Sanchez has taken a leave of absence from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, which oversees education and labor issues. During her tenure on the Committee, she has protected parental involvement initiatives and successfully saved national gender equity in education program. She spearheaded efforts to promote school safety, including the well-being of children walking and bicycling to and from local schools in Orange County. She is also the author of legislation to facilitate tax-free bonds to encourage school construction across the country.

Congresswoman Sanchez is a member of the Hispanic Caucus, the Blue Dog Democrats, the New Democratic Coalition, and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. She also is a member of the Women's Congressional Caucus, the Older Americans Caucus, the Law Enforcement Caucus, and the Congressional Sportsman's Caucus. She serves on various boards. She is past president of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, a member of the Los Amigos of Orange County, the Rotary Club of Anaheim, and the Anaheim Assistance League.



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Dream in Color: How the Sánchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress   Purchase Monsieur 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 02, 2010 09:00pm News Rep. Sanchez files papers for 2014 Calif. gov. run  Article Jason 
Oct 09, 2008 10:00am News Bodies of U.S. reps' brother, his girlfriend found  Article RP 
Aug 14, 2008 06:40am General Book recounts Sanchez sisters obstacles in House  Article Monsieur 
Jan 31, 2007 08:50pm News Sanchez Accuses Democrat of Calling Her a 'Whore,' Resigns from Hispanic Group  Article The Sunset Provision 
Dec 27, 2004 12:00am Picture Christmas Card from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez  Article Ben 

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  03/12/2019 Orange County Supervisor - District 3 - Special Election Lost 37.09% (-4.91%)
  11/08/2016 CA US Senate Lost 38.40% (-23.21%)
  06/07/2016 CA US Senate - Open Primary Won 18.85% (+0.00%)
  02/27/2016 CA US Senate - D Endorsement Lost 19.31% (-58.81%)
  11/04/2014 CA - District 46 Won 59.70% (+19.40%)
  06/03/2014 CA - District 46 - Open Primary Won 50.59% (+32.45%)
  11/06/2012 CA - District 46 Won 63.87% (+27.75%)
  06/05/2012 CA - District 46 - Open Primary Won 52.09% (+22.56%)
  11/02/2010 CA - District 47 Won 52.98% (+13.71%)
  06/08/2010 CA District 47 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 CA - District 47 Won 69.49% (+44.06%)
  06/03/2008 CA District 47- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 47 Won 62.33% (+24.66%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 47 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 47 Won 60.38% (+20.76%)
  11/05/2002 CA District 47 Won 60.56% (+25.87%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 46 Won 60.20% (+25.19%)
  03/07/2000 CA District 46 - All Party Primary Won 57.72% (+33.78%)
  11/03/1998 CA District 46 Won 56.43% (+17.15%)
  06/02/1998 CA District 46 - All-Party Primary Won 44.61% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1996 CA District 46 Won 46.66% (+0.96%)
  03/26/1996 CA District 46 - D Primary Won 34.67% (+4.94%)
  06/07/2016 CA District 46 - Open Primary Lost 0.00% (-43.69%)
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