Avelino (Avelino) Valencia, III (D-SH68)
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Capitol: 916.319.2068
FAX: 916.319.2168
District: 714.939.8469
Assemblyman
Suite 4120 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
2400 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Dr. Monica Valencia   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee No. 7 on Accountability and Oversight
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Audit
MemberAssembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Orange County Homelessness and Mental Health Services
MemberAssembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Nonprofit Sector
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Mobility in the Golden State
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Mental Health Accessibility within Non-English Speaking Communities
MemberAssembly Committee on Insurance
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Native American Affairs
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Budget
MemberAssembly Committee on Budget
MemberAssembly Committee on Governmental Organization
Counties Representing
Orange

Bio

Avelino Valencia was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 68th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Orange.

Avelino grew up in Orange County, the son of immigrant parents who built a successful small business. He attended local public schools from elementary through high school. Avelino earned an associate degree from Fullerton College, a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University, and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. After playing division one college football and briefly pursuing a career in the National Football League (NFL), Avelino coached at Fullerton College. He also taught as a special education instructional assistant in the Anaheim Elementary School District.

Avelino served as a Councilmember for the City of Anaheim from 2020-2022. Prior to that, he was the Chair of the City of Anaheim's Budget, Investment, & Technology Commission from 2016-2020.

As a Councilmember, Avelino worked to speed up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, expand access to mental health resources, develop new city parks, establish a small business assistance program, and increase accessibility to housing, all while being a responsible fiscal steward of tax dollars. He also worked closely with local police officers, firefighters, and paramedics to make neighborhoods safer and improve emergency response times. As the chair of the City of Anaheim's Budget, Investment, and Technology Commission, Avelino focused on economic growth, improving the city's long term financial stability, and safeguarding public resources on behalf of taxpayers.

In the State Legislature, Assemblymember Valencia will listen, work hard, and build the coalitions necessary to reduce homelessness, protect public health, enhance schools, restore lost jobs, decrease crime, combat climate change, expand infrastructure, and improve the quality of life for the residents of the 68th Assembly District. Avelino is married to this high school sweetheart, Dr. Monica Valencia, who is a local elementary school principal.