Liz (Liz) Ortega (D-SH20)
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Capitol: 916.319.2020
FAX: 916.319.2120
District: 510.583.8818
Suite 5120 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
22320 Foothill Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94541
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Jason   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanAssembly Committee on Labor and Employment
ChairmanAssembly Select Committee on Opportunities and Barriers for People with Disabilities in the Workplace
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Fentanyl, Opioid Addiction, and Overdose Prevention
MemberAssembly Committee on Public Safety
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce
MemberAssembly Committee on Rules
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Place Based Systems of Coordinated Care for Children and Families
MemberAssembly Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Retail Theft
MemberJoint Committee on Rules
MemberAssembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color
MemberAssembly Select Committee on California-Mexico Bi-National Affairs
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities
MemberAssembly Committee on Higher Education
MemberAssembly Committee on Insurance
Counties Representing


Liz Ortega proudly represents District 20, one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the state. It includes Hayward, San Leandro, most of Union City, portions of Dublin and Pleasanton, and several unincorporated communities." Liz Ortega is a longtime labor leader and activist from an immigrant family who has dedicated her career to fighting for the working-class people of Alameda County. Her undocumented mother brought three-year-old Liz and her family to California to build a better life. Her family's struggles shaped the values that guide her work. As Statewide Political Director for AFSCME Local 3299, the University of California's largest employee union, Liz secured the passage of state legislation to maintain and protect essential service jobs at every UC campus. The first Latina to be elected Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council, Liz has been an East Bay leader in the fight for equitable wages, health care, and safe, secure jobs. Liz, her husband Jason (a former School Board Member), and daughter Yamara live in San Leandro, where Yamara attends local public schools.