Alex Padilla

Birth Day March 22nd, 1973
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age 47 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

About Alex Padilla

An American politician, Alejandro Padilla is professionally known as Alex Padilla who is serving as the 32nd secretary of state of California. Previously, he worked as an engineer for Hughes Aircraft, where he wrote software for satellite systems. He is the U.S. Senator-designate to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, in the U.S. Senate and was also the Los Angeles City Council President from 2001 to 2006. He had to serve as acting Mayor of Los Angeles during the 11th September terrorist attacks. He is credited with writing many California state laws, including the mandate for restaurants to print calorie information. He was first elected President of the Los Angeles City Council in July 2001 and retained the position through December 2005. Recently, Alex was selected by Governor Gavin Newsom to replace Vice President-elect Harris in the United States Senate on 22nd December 2020 and he will be also the first Latino Senator from California and the first male senator to represent the state since 1992.

Famous For

  • Being an American politician.
  • For serving as the 32nd secretary of state of California.

Alex Padilla, a famous politician

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Early Life of Alex Padilla

On 22nd March 1973, Alex Padilla took birth with the real name or full name of Alejandro Padilla in Los Angeles, California, the U.S., however, he grew up in the community of Pacoima in Los Angeles. He holds an American nationality and American-white ethnicity. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on 22nd March of every year and he has celebrated his 47th birthday as of 2020 though as his birthdate, his star sign is Aries. He is one of three children of Santos (father) and Lupe Padilla (mother), both of whom emigrated from Mexico, specifically from Jalisco and Chihuahua, before meeting and marrying in Los Angeles. He has two siblings too. He is a graduate of San Fernando High School in the northeast San Fernando Valley and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994.

Career of Alex Padilla

  • Alex Padilla commenced his political career as a former member of the governing board of MIT and the President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) though he served as chair of the Los Angeles Leadership Council for the American Diabetes Association.
  • He then became a member of the Democratic Party in 1995 whereas his first professional role was as a personal assistant to California Senator Dianne Feinstein as well although he also served as a campaign manager for Assemblyman Tony Cardenas in 1996, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo in 1997, and State Senator Richard Alarcon in 1998.
  • After that, he was sworn in as a member of the Los Angeles City Council at the age of 26 on 1st July 1999 where he became the first Latino and the youngest person elected president of the Los Angeles City Council and was elected the president of the California League of Cities, the first Latino to serve in that position.
  • Then, he was elected to the State Senate in 2006 by a wide margin, defeating Libertarian Pamela Brown after retiring as president of the Los Angeles City Council and also was re-elected in 2010, with nearly 70% of the vote where he faced Republican Kathleen Evans.
  • Analogously, he has served as a member of the Appropriations Committee, Business and Professions, and Economic Development Committee, and many others as he left office on 30th November 2014, after two terms in the body and was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the "San Francisco Chronicle" in August 2012.
  • As well, he promoted what would later become Proposition 67, a proposed ban on plastic bags in September 2014 though the proposal was voted on in a referendum, and the option in favor of the ban on the plastic bags reached 66% of the vote on 8th November 2016.
  • Padilla announced his intention to run for the position of Secretary of State in 2014 on 11th April 2013 as he won the election on 4th November 2014, with 53.6% of the vote, defeating Republican Pete Peterson and was re-elected with 64.5% of the vote, defeating Republican Mark P. Meuser on 6th November 2018.
  • As well, Alex was involved in a controversy between the state and the California Republican Party on 16th October 2020, as the party deployed unofficial ballot boxes in the framework of the 2020 elections as he ordered the ballot boxes to be removed arguing that the electoral authority will only receive ballots delivered personally and voluntarily by the voter and that the action of the Republicans was against the law, generating rejection among the local GOP leadership.
  • Additionally, California Senator Kamala Harris was selected by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as his running mate in August 2020 though Padilla had been mentioned as a possible choice of Governor Gavin Newsom to replace Harris in the Senate after Biden and Harris's victory in the general election.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday made history by appointing fellow Democrat Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate, making him the first Latino to represent California as a senator. Padilla, California's two-term secretary of state, will replace Sen. Kamala Harris, who in November became the first woman elected vice president of the United States.

Alex Padilla and Kamala Harris

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  • Moreover, Alex is considered a moderate Democrat though the American Conservative Union gave Padilla a 0% rating in 2012.

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Personal Life of Alex Padilla

Reflecting on Alex Padilla's personal life, he is a married guy. He tied a knot with Angela Padilla with whom he has been in a long-term romantic relationship. She's supportive of him and the profession that he is in. Alex is not only a politician, but he is also a father too, he has a son named Roman Padilla. Alex and Angela are having a blissful life sharing lots of love with each other and they are very less likely to get a divorce. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Alex Padilla and his wife, Angela Padilla

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Net Worth of Alex Padilla

Moving towards Alex Padilla's net worth, he has a worth of around $8 million as of 2020 though he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is also in millions of dollars per year. He has earned a handsome amount of money from his career as his major source of income is from his political career. He is sincere in his work whereas he is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for himself and his family. With his hard work and luck by his side, he can double the amount of wealth he has today. 

Body Measurement of Alex Padilla

Handsome and adaptable politician, Alex Padilla has a perfect height with a balanced body weight. Blessed with great height and physique, he still carries the aura to rock the shirtless avatar. Alex has black hair and dark brown eyes color as his body build type is average. He has made some loyal fans and admirers over the years as well as he has maintained his shape over the years with regular exercise it seems. 

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