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Hilda L. SolisDEMDemocrat Supervisor, District 1
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CAResidence (state)

Hilda Lucia Solis (born October 20, 1957) is an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 1st district. Solis previously served as the 25th United States Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2013, as part of the administration of President Barack Obama. She is a member of the Democratic Party and served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Solis was raised in La Puente, California, by immigrant parents from Nicaragua and Mexico. She earned degrees from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and the University of Southern California and worked for two federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Returning to her native state, she was elected to the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees in 1985, the California State Assembly in 1992, and the California State Senate in 1994. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve in the State Senate, and was reelected there in 1998. Solis sought to pass environmental justice legislation. She was the first female recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2000. Solis defeated a long-time Democratic incumbent as part of getting elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, where she focused mainly on labor causes and environmental work. She was reelected easily to four subsequent terms.

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Campaign Funding

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Total Raised
$23,000
Total Spent
$146,814
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Bachelor of Arts
1979
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
Master of Arts
1981
La Puente High School
Past Positions1 - 15 of 15
Supervisor
Los Angeles County, California
2014 - Current
United States Secretary of Labor
2009 - 2013
Confirmed
United States Secretary of Labor
2009
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2001 - 2009
Committee Member
Presidential Nomination Timing Commission
2005
Platform Drafting Committee
Democratic National Campaign Committee
2004
Senator
California State Senate
1994 - 2000
Assemblywoman
California State Assembly
1992 - 1994
Former Senior Whip
United States House of Representatives
Former Southern California Regional Whip
United States House of Representatives
Recruitment Team
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Co-Vice Chair
Democratic Steering & Policy Committee
Former Director
California Student Opportunity & Access Program
Former Editor-in-Chief
White House Office of Hispanic Affairs, Carter Administration
Former Management Analyst
Civil Rights Division, Office of Management & Budget, Reagan Administration
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Board of Trustees
Rio Hondo Community College
1985 - 1991
Member
Emily's List
Member
El Monte Chamber of Commerce
Member
El Monte Business & Professional Women's Organization
Member
Comision Femenil de Los Angeles
Democratic Chair
Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
2005 - 2006
Vice Chair
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions
Former Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Task Force
Former Member
Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
Former Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, United States House of Representatives
Member
National Women's Political Caucus
Member
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Member
Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group
Member
Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance
Member
Democratic Women's Working Group