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United States Senate

The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives, makes up the United States Congress. The Constitution prescribes that the Senate be composed of two Senators from each State and that a Senator must be at least thirty years of age, have been a citizen of the United States for nine years, and, when elected, be a resident of the State from which he or she is chosen. The following Senators represent California. 

Senator Laphonza Butler

On October 1, 2023, Laphonza Butler was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to complete the United States Senate term of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein, which runs through 2024. Butler was sworn in as California's first openly LGBTQ United States Senator and the first Black lesbian to openly serve in Congress in American history. For more than a decade, Butler served as the president of the largest labor union in California — SEIU Local 2015 — a union representing more than 325,000 nursing home and home-care workers throughout the state. Butler also served as president of EMILYs list, which is dedicated to electing Democratic pro-choice women. Butler received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Jackson State University.

Senator Butler serves on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. 

Capitol Office:

112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3841

Field Office:

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 914-7300


Senator Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla was sworn in as California’s first Latino Secretary of State on January 5, 2015 and was re-elected in 2018, receiving the most votes of any Latino elected official in the United States. As Secretary of State, Padilla worked to make our elections more accessible and inclusive, while fighting to protect the integrity of our voting systems. In December 2020, Padilla was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to finish the term of Vice President Kamala Harris. As a State Senator, Alex Padilla passed more than 70 bills, including landmark legislation to combat climate change, and was named as one of Sacramento’s "most effective legislators."

Senator Alex Padilla

Capitol Office:

112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3553

Field Office:

11845 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 1250W
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tel: (310) 231-4494