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California State SenateCandidate for District 2

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Mike McGuire

State Senator
283,689 votes (73.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Addressing housing, homelessness and financial security for families, including the cost of living and inflation
  • Combatting the climate crisis and the drought, including wildfire response, recovery and prevention
  • Public health, including access to affordable health care and California's pandemic response, and public education, including strong public schools and our kids



Profession:California State Senator, District 2
State Senator, California State Senate — Elected position (2014–current)
Supervisor, Sonoma County — Elected position (2010–2014)
Mayor and Councilmember, Healdsburg City Council — Elected position (2004–2010)
President and Board Member, Healdsburg Unified School District — Elected position (1998–2002)


Sonoma State University Bachelor's Degree (current)
University of San Francisco Masters Degree (current)


MIKE McGUIRE is a lifelong Californian. His family farmed the Golden State’s rich soils for decades and he was raised by two incredibly strong women, his mom and grandma.

Mike and his mom struggled growing up. He’s been working full-time since he was 16, helping put himself through college.

Mike is the third highest ranking member of the Senate and the youngest Assistant Majority Leader in decades.

He’s been a champion for our kids and public schools. He went to the mat and won against President Trump on offshore oil drilling, led the charge in the legislature on wildfires, and is a leading voice in holding PG&E accountable. And no one has been more successful at securing resources to combat homelessness and build affordable housing in rural California.

Mike, his wife Erika, an elementary school principal, and their amazing son Connor call Sonoma County home with their lazy pug, Gertrude.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $998,583

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

California Association of Realtors
California Teachers Association
SEIU California
Cal Fire Local 2881
Operating Engineers Local 3 and employees

More information about contributions

By State:

California 92.31%
Texas 1.86%
District of Columbia 1.15%
Illinois 0.77%
Washington 0.77%
Other 3.14%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.40%)
Small contributions (2.60%)

By Type:

From organizations (67.59%)
From individuals (32.41%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have spent my adult life committed to bringing positive change to Sonoma County and the North Coast. This is personal to me. I don’t just show up during an election. I lead in good times, but most importantly, in our most challenging moments.


I show up where others don’t. I’m active in all corners of this large district and dedicated to lifting up the lives of folks who live in Crescent City, Clearlake, Trinity Center, Roseland, Marin City and everywhere in between.


I will not be out-worked and my goal is to always over-deliver in bringing state resources and solid solutions to our district.


I love this place we call home, and while it is massive, running from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border, I spend every day working closely with local leaders, small business owners, policy advocates and residents from each of our seven counties.  I love what I do and I would be truly honored to continue serving in the Senate.

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