Sonia Bustamante

Board of Supervisors District 1
Title: Chief of Staff
Phone: (510) 942-2223

Sonia lives in San Pablo and is very involved in local West Contra Costa school district where her 5-year-old daughter will be attending school. She serves on the Local Control Accountability Plan Parent Committee and the Community Budget Advisory Committee. Sonia has been the Legislative Director for Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle where she worked on constituent issues and various policy areas including immigration, workforce development, fatherhood, healthcare, in addition to working with community organizations and building coalitions around neighborhood initiatives. She grew up in Fresno involved in the political process, often spending weekends walking precincts with her father, former California State Assembly Speaker and Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante. Sonia attended Santa Monica College and transferred to UC Berkeley where she earned her BA in Sociology. Before serving on Supervisor Valle’s staff, Sonia organized hotel workers in the Bay Area and worked for the California Labor Federation where she worked to strengthen labor – community relationships


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