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California State Senate

The California State Senate is a legislative chamber in California’s bicameral Legislature, and together with the California State Assembly makes up the California State Legislature. The State Senate writes, introduces, debates and votes on bills that – if approved by the entire State Legislature, become California Law. The “Upper House” of the California State Legislature is comprised of 40 members, elected by a geographic district for a four-year term, who can serve no more than two terms. Each State Senator represents approximately 931,340 Californians. The following Senators represent the City of Long Beach.


Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd District

Senator Lara was elected in November 2012 to represent the Southeast Los Angeles County cities of the 33rd Senate District. Raised in a blue collar immigrant household, he knows first-hand the challenges facing working families and is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians. Senator Lara currently chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Lara

State Capitol Office:

State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 651-4033
Fax: (916) 651-4933

Field Office:

3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 107
Long Beach, CA 90807
Tel: (562) 256-7921
Fax: (562) 256-9991


Senator Janet Nguyen, 34th District

Senator Nguyen was elected to the California State Senate in November 2014 to represent the residents of the 34th Senate District. She is the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to the State’s legislative Senate House, and she is the highest-ranking Vietnamese-American elected official in the United States. Senator Nguyen currently serves as the Vice Chair of both the Senate Governance and Finance, and Health Committees.

Senator Nguyen

Capitol Office:

State Capitol, Room 3048
Sacramento, CA 92514
Tel: (916) 651-4034
Fax: (916) 651-4934

Field Office:

10971 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite D
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Tel: (714) 741-1034


Senator Steven Bradford, 35th District

Senator Bradford was elected to the California State Senate in November 2016 to represent the 35th State Senate District that includes North Long Beach, among other communities. Previously, he served as Mayor of Gardena and a member of the California State Assembly. In the Assembly, he served as Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. While there, he worked hard to correct the many institutional injustices that plague young Black, Latino, and Asian / Pacific Islander males in California.

Senator Steven Bradford

State Capitol Office:

State Capitol, Room 4085
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 651-4035
Fax: (916) 651-4935

Field Office:

222 W. 6th Street, Suite 320
San Pedro, CA 90731
Tel: (310) 514-8573
Fax: (310) 514-8578