Congresswoman Linda Sánchez has dedicated her life to improving the lives of families in our community, and making Southern California a better place to live and work for everyone.
Linda proudly represents California’s 38th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, East La Mirada, Lakewood, La Palma, Los Nietos, Norwalk, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier.
Linda was born in the City of Orange to immigrant parents from Mexico. Her father worked as an industrial mechanic and her mother was an elementary school teacher. From her parents, Linda learned dedication, gratitude, hard work, and commitment to community. She graduated from UC Berkeley and earned a law degree from UCLA.
She is married to Jim Sullivan and is the proud mother of Joaquin Sánchez Sullivan. Joaquín and his three Sullivan brothers Brendan, Jack and Seamus can often be found playing with Brooklyn and Scully, the family’s miniature Schnauzers.
As a leader in Congress, Linda Sánchez is a strong advocate for California’s working families. She is committed to strengthening our middle class, providing a safe and quality education for our children, and encouraging economic growth and job creation through innovation and manufacturing.
As a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, Linda advocates for California’s hard-working families. She champions policies to ensure that workers are safe on the job, from both workplace accidents and employer intimidation and retaliation. Linda brings government and the business community together to attract good paying jobs to Southern California.
In Congress, Linda serves on the prestigious House Committee on Ways and Means where she works on tax, trade, retirement security, and healthcare issues. She is working to reform our tax code so that it is simple, fair, and provides certainty to working families and small businesses.
Ensuring that the U.S. remains competitive in the global economy is also a top priority for Linda. She is fighting to level the playing field for American workers, bring jobs back from overseas and pushing for policies that ensure our international trade agreements provide economic and employment opportunities for U.S. companies and workers.
Linda is recognized by her colleagues in Congress for her ability to handle any challenge. That is why House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi tapped Linda to lead the Ethics Committee and serve on the Select Committee on Benghazi. As Ranking Member on the Ethics Committee, Linda is committed to ensuring that the American people can have confidence in their elected leaders and those who break the rules are held accountable. She has worked hard to ensure the Benghazi Committee lives up to it's responsibility, to the American people and the families of the victims, to carefully analyze the facts and make recommendations to protect the lives of our diplomats serving overseas.