Melissa Hurtado

A closer look at Kern’s candidates: Melissa Hurtado

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — This November, voters in Kern will face a slate of options at the ballot box. 17 News is sitting down with Kern’s candidates so the county can make informed decisions. The 16th Senate district includes Kings county and portions of Fresno, Tulare and Kern. It is a Latino-majority district that leans […]
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Melissa Hurtado names Reedley resident Woman of the Year

REEDLEY, Calif. (KGET) — Monday, Senator Melissa Hurtado named Reedley resident Liset Garcia the 2022 Senate District 14 Woman of the Year. ““As a daughter of immigrants, and a resident of the Central Valley, Liset is extraordinary—a combination of tenacity and grace,” Hurtado said in a news release. “Her story embodies our way of life, and the sunflowers she grows represent her resilience and sunny attitude.”
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Fresno Bee

Incumbent Melissa Hurtado switches to a different state Senate district race

When state Sen. Melissa Hurtado mentioned the possibility that much could change in her re-election bid in the 14th state Senate District – one in which redistricting has made state Senate colleague Anna Caballero a challenger – the scenario played out when she announced she would run in a neighboring district.
Bakersfield Now

Sen. Melissa Hurtado announces reelection bid for Senate District 16 seat

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — State Sen. Melissa Hurtado announced her bid on Monday for reelection in a different district, changing the landscape prior to the primary election. Hurtado will run for reelection for the 16th District. “Every day I fight hard for the people of Senate District 14 and...

California’s Special Districts Honor Congressman Salud Carbajal, Senator Melissa Hurtado, and Assemblymember Robert Rivas as CSDA Legislators of the Year

State Senator Melissa Hurtado receives CSDA Legislator of the Year award at Fresno County Fire Protection District; pictured left-to-right: Ryan Michaels, CalFire/Fresno County Fire Protection District Fire Division Chief; Steve Haze, Sierra Resource Conservation District Executive Director; Lorenzo Rios, CSDA Board Member and Clovis Veterans Memorial District CEO; Ryan McNeil, Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District General Manager; Ryan Clausnitzer, CSDA President, and Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District General Manager; State Senator Melissa Hurtado; Fresno County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Chris Bump; Matt Furrer, Board President; CalFire and Fresno County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Dustin Hail; CalFire/Fresno County Fire Protection District Assistant Region Chief Curtis Brown; and Phillip Smith, Tulare Local Healthcare District CEO.

Sen. Melissa Hurtado calls for the resignation of Sanger Mayor following his arrest

SANGER, Calif. (FOX26) — Senator Melissa Hurtado is calling for the resignation of Sanger Mayor Eli Ontiveros, following his recent arrest for alleged domestic violence. “Domestic violence under any circumstance is unacceptable,” said Senator Hurtado in a statement. “While we do not yet know the full details of this case, I am disheartened and disappointed, and call for Mayor Ontiveros to resign. The community stands ready to support Mrs. Ontiveros, and I pray for healing for her and her children during this difficult time.”