Kevin de León

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Democratic Party
California State Senator

Kevin de León is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing the 24th District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. De León served as state Senate President pro Tempore from 2014 to 2018. He is unable to run for another term in the California State Senate due to term limits.

De León's professional experience includes working as a senior associate with the National Education Association and working for the One Stop Immigration & Educational Center. He is a member of the Alliance for a Better California and the California Teachers Association.


Top Issues

Top issues taken from the official campaign website Kevin de León for U.S. Senate.

Environment and Clean Energy

Tackling pollution in his district, Senator de León was instrumental in bringing attention and accountability to the hazardous pollution caused by the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon, which for years had operated illegally while contaminating nearby communities with lead, arsenic, and other toxins. Senator de León has since secured millions of dollars for cleanup, while implementing oversight and reform measures at the Department of Toxic Substance Control to prevent similar future occurrences. De León’s record on the environment and energy has been studied by international leaders as they lay out their own steps to confront climate change and build clean-energy economies. He led the California delegation to the U.N. Climate Talks in Peru and Morocco and accompanied Governor Brown to Paris in 2015 to showcase California’s landmark accomplishments.

Transportation, Housing and Infrastructure

Focusing on the most vulnerable, like returning veterans and the homeless, the Senate passed landmark measures to help those with the fewest options when it comes to housing. In 2016, Senator de León championed the “No Place Like Home” initiative, an innovative and ambitious proposal to address homelessness in California by securing $2 billion in bond financing for construction and rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless Californians suffering from mental illness.

Immigrant Protection

With a firm understanding in the contributions of the undocumented community to California’s culture and economy, Senator de León has led the fight against local law enforcement being commandeered to enforce federal immigration laws. This year, he passed SB 54, the California Values Act, which prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies, including school police and security departments, from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest people for immigration enforcement purposes.


Professional Experience
  • 2006 - 2010: Member of the California State Assembly
  • 2010 - 2014: Member of the California State Senate
  • 2014 - 2018: California state Senate President pro Tempore

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Berkeley IGS Polls

PPIC Statewide Survey (PDF). September 27, 2018

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Kevin de León for U.S. Senate

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"Kevin de León for U.S. Senate" - de León campaign ad, released October 15, 2017
"Kevin de León for U.S. Senate" - de León campaign ad, released October 15, 2017
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