By The Hill Staff - 11/14/12 12:33 AM EST
Rep.-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.-35)
DATE OF BIRTH: Sept. 6, 1941
BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles
RESIDENCE: Chino, Calif.
OCCUPATION: State senator
EDUCATION: A.A., Chaffey College
PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: California State Senate; California State Assembly
FAMILY: Husband, Gilbert; 10 children
Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod had a helping hand from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) in her victory over Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.).
McLeod is a six-year veteran of the California State Senate, where she leads the Public Employment and Retirement Committee. She serves on three additional committees — business, ethics and veterans affairs. Prior to her time in the state Senate, she spent six years in the state Assembly.
Bloomberg’s super-PAC dumped nearly $3 million into the race to unseat Baca, who holds high grades with the National Rifle Association.
The New York mayor is a strong advocate of stronger gun control laws, and he made the election of candidates who share that view central to his super-PAC spending. McLeod holds a “D” rating on the NRA’s scorecard due to her support of gun control.