Loretta Sánchez

Born:January 7, 1960 (age 64)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2017
Education:B,A., Chapman College
M.B.A., American University

Loretta Sánchez represented California's 46th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003 and the 47th District from 2003 to 2017. Her sister Linda serves in the House of Representatives as the congresswoman from the 38th District of California. They were the first sisters and the first women of any relation to ever serve together in Congress.

Sánchez was born January 7, 1960, in Lynwood, California. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University in Orange, California, in 1982 and received her Master of Business Administration from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1984. Prior to entering Congress, Sánchez worked as a financial analyst from 1984 to 1996.

While in Congress, Sánchez has served on the House Armed Services Committee, Committee on Homeland Security, Joint Economic Committee, and Strategic Forces Subcommittee. She currently serves on the Ways and Means Committee and is the ranking member on the Ethics Committee. In 2015, she was elected chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Sanchez ran for the Senate in 2016, but lost to opponent Kamala Harris. in 2020 she ran to represent the Rancho Santiago Community College District in California's District 7 but lost in the general election.

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

Ballotpedia (n.d.). "Loretta Sanchez" Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 19, 2022.

History, Art & Archives (n.d.). "SANCHEZ, Loretta" United States House of Representatives. Retrieved September 19, 2022.


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