Junior Legislator Application

2015 Junior Legislator: Kianna Santana

“My experience in the Junior Legislator Program shaped me into becoming a much more humble, dedicated and civically engaged citizen in my community. I learned that our voices can move mountains and advocate for those who can’t do it themselves.”

- Kianna Santana
Junior Legislator 2015, Hilltop High School

2015 Junior Legislators

2014 Junior Legislators

Who should apply to become a Junior Legislator?
We look for students who want to make a positive difference in our community. Junior Legislators will learn about the different facets of State Government, get hands-on experience as team members for an Assemblymember, meet community leaders and elected officials, work together to propose their own piece of legislation, build a track record of civic engagement and community service that can be included in resumes and applications (both for college and employment), and receive a Certificate of Recognition upon completion of the program.

What are the requirements to become a Junior Legislator?

  • High School Student entering Junior or Senior Year (Class of 2018 or 2019) or recent Graduate
  • Must be a team player, self-starter and have interest in community empowerment & state government
  • Must commit to program dates:
    • First Week: Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Second Week: Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Community Service Day: Saturday, July 8, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Final Week: Tuesday, July 11 – Friday, July 14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Presentation & Award Ceremony: July 14, 6 p.m.
    • A maximum of only 2 absences will be permitted.

How do I apply?
Fill out the attached application, and submit it with your transcript, writing sample, and a reference to Francine Maigue, at Francine.Maigue@asm.ca.gov or fax (619) 338-8099. After review, an interview appointment may be scheduled. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m., May 1st.

Where is the 80th Assembly District?
California’s 80th Assembly District is comprised of portions of Chula Vista and National City, as well as communities in the City of San Diego, including, but not limited to, City Heights, Paradise Hills, Barrio Logan, Golden Hill, Sherman Heights, Logan Heights, Otay Mesa, Nestor, and San Ysidro. Our offices are located at the State Building - 1350 Front St., Suite 6022, San Diego, CA 92101.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez
The daughter of an immigrant farmworker and a nurse, Lorena was raised to value hard work and determination. She attended public schools in San Diego County before earning a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law.

Since being elected in 2013, Lorena has successfully passed legislation providing paid sick leave to 6.5 million Californians, protecting immigrants from legal services fraud, allowing "DREAMer" students to become attorneys, protecting homeowners and helping them conserve water, and creating the first workplace bullying training requirement in the nation. Lorena has won recognition for her work on behalf of small businesses and immigrants and serves as Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women and the Workforce.

For more information, contact our District Director, Francine Maigue at Francine.Maigue@asm.ca.gov or (619) 338-8090.

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 Please complete the electronic form and submit your transcript and writing sample by
  5 p.m., May 1st

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez
District Office
1350 Front Street, Suite 6022
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-8090
Fax (619) 338-8099

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