Voter’s Edge California
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
KPBS Voters Guide@KPBSNews
November 8, 2016 — California General Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 53

Photo of Miguel Santiago

Miguel Santiago

Member of the State Assembly
50,958 votes (58.2%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education has always been a key issue for me, particularly in the area of career technical training. We need to expand job-training programs and career pipelines, increase K-12 funding, and ensure that community college remains affordable for all.
  • I will continue to fight for better cleaner and safer neighborhoods. I have led the fight against the Exide battery plant and secured funding for those impacted. I authored two gun control bills this year in an effort to make our communities safer.
  • Ending homelessness in Los Angeles will continue to be an important issue for me. I have worked hard to provide funding for programs and housing for our families, veterans, and those with mental illness living on our streets.



Profession:State Assemblymember
State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2014–current)
President, Los Angeles Community College District Board — Appointed position (2011–2014)
Menber, Los Angeles Community College District Board — Elected position (2009–2014)


University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, History (1998)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,275,888

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

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
California Faculty Association
California State Council of Laborers
IBEW Local 11
SEIU California
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

More information about contributions

By State:

California 85.89%
District of Columbia 3.03%
Texas 1.11%
Georgia 1.02%
Other 8.95%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.93%)
Small contributions (0.07%)

By Type:

From organizations (92.14%)
From individuals (7.86%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Who else is running?

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.