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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 65

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Alexandria "Alex" Coronado

55,953 votes (42.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I am committed to repealing the gas tax.
  • I am committed to supporting public safety and reducing crime.
  • I am committed to protecting Proposition 13.



Educator and Business Owner, Crown Music Studio (2002–current)
Commissioner, Orange County Historical Commission — Appointed position (2016–current)


        Dr. Alexandria Coronado and her family have a long history of public service in our community. Her father, a decorated military veteran and Cypress City Councilman, imbued in Alexandria a commitment to public service that has been her driving force since entering politics.      

            Dr. Coronado has been a fierce advocate for improving education in our local schools for nearly two decades. She made history in 1998 as the first Hispanic woman elected to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees in the district’s 100-year history. During her four years on that board, she assisted in the development of Oxford Academy, which was ranked the fourth highest performing school in the nation and first in California by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Coronado also assisted in the development of the Scholar-Athlete Scholarship and Recognition Awards program, the Annual Celebration of Women in Sports program, and fought to keep music and arts programs in the schools.

            She earned a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, and conducted her doctoral research in partnership with the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Orange County Department of Education’s ACCESS program, and helped provide the necessary statistics needed to obtain funding for Summer at the Center, a program for at-risk youth. ACCESS is recognized as an outstanding alternative education program by the U.S. Department of Education.

            Dr. Coronado was elected to the Orange County Board of Education in 2002, was re-elected in 2006, and twice served as President of the Board.  She was elected to the Council of Urban Boards of Education Board of Directors in 2010 and served on the Urban Student Achievement Task Force. She assisted in producing three nationally-recognized research studies for our nations’ most ethnically and socio-economically diverse public schools, titled Where We Learn, Where We Teach, and What We Think. She served as Chair of the California County Boards of Education Federal Legislation Committee, and as an Executive Board Member of the Orange County School Boards Association for six years.

            As a Member of the National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members, she assisted in reaching Hispanic students across the country to promote their scholarship program, which targets Hispanic students who want to become teachers in our nations’ public schools.

            Dr. Coronado owns Crown Music Studios, an instructional music studio. Her music students have won local, national, and international competitions, and have been awarded college scholarships. She was appointed to the Orange County Historical Commission by a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors, and in her free time, serves on the alumni board for the Orange County USC Alumni Club. She is Mother to a college student who attended Orange County public schools, and has published two children’s stories with the Tribune Company. 

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $298,511

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Republican Party
Republican Party of Orange County
Brian Dahle for Assembly 2018
Lincoln Club of Orange County
Employees of save

More information about contributions

By State:

California 90.40%
Texas 3.00%
District of Columbia 2.77%
Pennsylvania 1.87%
Other 1.96%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.34%)
Small contributions (1.66%)

By Type:

From organizations (62.50%)
From individuals (37.50%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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