Wendy Carrillo

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Wendy Carrillo
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 51st district
Assumed office
December 16, 2017
Preceded by Jimmy Gomez
Personal details
Born (1980-08-10) August 10, 1980 (age 38)
El Salvador
Nationality American
formerly: Salvadoran
Political party Democratic
Residence Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Alma mater California State University, Los Angeles (BA)[citation needed]
University of Southern California (MA)[citation needed]
Occupation Labor activist

Wendy Maria Carrillo Dono is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she represents the 51st State Assembly district, encompassing parts of northeastern Los Angeles and East Los Angeles.[1] Before her election, she was a labor activist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Wendy Carrillo was born in El Salvador on August 10, 1980. Her mother immigrated to the United States when Carrillo was a child, as she felt their lives were in danger if they stayed in El Salvador. Carrillo's mother worked as a babysitter in the United States. During her job as a babysitter, she was able to save enough money to bring Carrillo, along with Carrillo's grandmother and sister, to the United States. [2]

She was able to receive residency when she was 13-years-old, because of her father and others who petitioned for her. By her 21st birthday, she had applied for citizenship. [3]


Labor career[edit]

She was a local radio host and communications manager on behalf of the labor union named Local 721, the Los Angeles affiliate of Service Employees International Union.[1]


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