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Jose MedinaDEMDemocrat American politician
70
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CAResidence (state)

Jose Medina (born March 29, 1953) is an American educator and politician who served in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat who represented the 61st Assembly District, which encompassed parts of northwestern Riverside County and includes the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Mead Valley. Medina was the Chair of the Higher Education Committee and a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was a teacher at Riverside Poly High School and a Riverside Community College District Trustee. In 2018, Jose Medina secured $9.7 million in state funds through a budget allocation in the 2019 State Budget, signed by former California Governor Jerry Brown to support the development of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, also known as "The Cheech." The Cheech will reside in the City of Riverside and be a permanent home for Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art, making it the most prominent collection of its kind in the United States.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of California at Riverside
Bachelors Latin American Studies
1974
University of California, Riverside
Masters History
Past Positions1 - 2 of 2
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2012 - 2022
High School Teacher
Riverside Unified School District
1976 - Current
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Former Member
Board of Trustees, Riverside Community College District
Former Chair
Teaching and Learning Committee, Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees
Former Chair
Teaching and Learning Committee
Former Member
Riverside City Teachers Association
Former Member
Jurupa Unified School District Board of Education
Former Member
Board of Trustees, Riverside Community College District
Representative
State Council, California Teachers Association (CTA)
Chair
Higher Education Committee, California State Assembly
Former Chair
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, California State Assembly
Former Chair
California-Mexico Bi-National Affairs Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Campus Climate, California State Assembly
Former Member
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Health Care Access in Rural Communities, California State Assembly
Former Member
Campus Climate Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Governmental Organization Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Small Business in the Inland Empire Committee, California State General Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Environmental Quality in the Inland Empire, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Environmental Quality and the Green Economy in the Inland Empire, California State Assembly