Loretta Sanchez

Candidate for United States Senator, CA

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Loretta L. Sánchez is the U.S. Representative for California's 46th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1997. After an unsuccessful early entry into politics as a Republican running under her married name Loretta Brixey for city council in the wealthy Los Angeles suburb of Palos Verdes Estates, she changed her party affiliation and rebranded herself under her maiden name to first be elected in 1996, when she defeated long-serving GOP congressman Bob Dornan by fewer than 1,000 votes.

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