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Linda Sánchez

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Linda Sánchez

US Representative, California
Linda Sánchez

Linda T. Sánchez, a former labor lawyer and lifelong progressive, has devoted her career to helping working people: advocating for working families, improving America’s education system, and bringing jobs to Southern California. Born the sixth of seven children in Orange, California to immigrant parents from Mexico, Sánchez’s parents inspired her to take advantage of the opportunities they never had. Sánchez currently represents California’s 38th congressional district on the House Committee on Ways and Means, where she advocates for the protection of Social Security and Medicare, fairness for U.S. workers and businesses in trade agreements, and an even playing field for the middle class through tax code reform. Prior to her service in the House of Representatives, Sánchez was an attorney practicing appellate law, civil rights, and employment law. Sánchez worked for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) as a compliance officer on public works and prevailing wage projects. In 2000, she was elected Executive Director of the Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Sánchez served as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and currently chairs the CHC’s Immigration Task Force, charged with reviewing our nation’s outdated immigration laws. Sánchez has made history several times while serving in Congress. Sánchez holds a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.