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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 37

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Cathy Murillo

Santa Barbara Mayor
29,498 votes (19.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve Public Education, by focusing on preparing children for school, helping students succeed in K-12, and increasing opportunities in higher education by boosting Cal Grants and enrollment in community colleges, Cal State, and UC systems.
  • Protect Our Natural Environment. Focus on climate resiliency, clean air and water, restoring endangered species, cleaning up our oceans and preparing for sea-level rise. Finding ways to transition from oil and gas production to renewable energy.
  • Create Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Live for all Californians. Focus on public health and safety, a sustainable economy with respect for the environment and workers rights, and housing and job security.



Profession:Mayor of Santa Barbara
Mayor and Council Member, City of Santa Barbara — Elected position (2012–current)


UC Santa Barbara B.A., Dramatic Art (1988)


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $232,802

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
California Federation of Teachers
California State Association of Electrical Workers
California State Council of Laborers
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.03%
District of Columbia 4.08%
Nevada 1.46%
Washington 0.43%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.05%)
Small contributions (0.95%)

By Type:

From organizations (59.17%)
From individuals (40.83%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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