Linda Sanchez

Born:January 28, 1969 (age 49)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present
State:CA
Party:Democratic
Education:B.A., University of California - Berkeley
J.D., UCLA
Website:http://lindasanchez.house.gov/

Linda Sánchez assumed office in 2003, representing California's 39th District in the United States House of Representatives. After redistricting, she was elected to serve the 38th District in 2012. Sánchez is the first Latina to serve on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. Her sister Loretta also served in the House of Representatives as the congresswoman from the 47th District of California. They were the first sisters and the first women of any relation to serve together in Congress.

Sánchez was born in Orange, California, to immigrant parents from Mexico. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature with an emphasis in bilingual education. After working her way through school as a bilingual aide and ESL instructor, she earned her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

After law school, Sánchez worked in a private practice before going to work for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Prior to coming to Congress, Sánchez served as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

For information on Sánchez's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.

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