Senator Monique Limón: "Supporting Students & Battling Big Oil"


Date: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT
Location: Grand Salon at McGeorge School of Law


Join McGeorge School of Law on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 for the annual Capital Center Legislative Speaker Series, “Supporting Students and Battling Big Oil" featuring Senator Monique Limón. The moderated discussion will be followed by a hosted reception. The event is free and open to the public. McGeorge’s Governmental Affairs Student Association, Latinx Law Students Association, Women’s Caucus, and Womxn of Color Collective are co-sponsoring the event.

Senator Monique Limón
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Senator Monique Limón

Senator Monique Limón was elected to the Senate in November 2020, and represents the 19th Senate district that includes all of Santa Barbara County and over half of Ventura County.

Born and raised in the 19th district, Senator Limón has worked continuously to serve her community as an educator, leader, and an advocate for causes advancing the quality of life in her community. Senator Limón earned her Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley and has a Master's degree from Columbia University.

Before the State Senate, Senator Limón served as the Assemblymember for District 37th. Serving four years in the State Assembly, Senator Limón Chaired the Banking and Finance Committee and was the Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.

For Senator Limón, education has always been a priority. A UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree from Columbia University, Senator Limón served two terms on the Santa Barbara Unified School Board and as Assistant Director for the McNair Scholars Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara prior to serving in the Senate.

Senator Limón has worked with countless local students at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB as an advisor and mentor to help them achieve their professional and academic goals through higher education.

Women’s issues are also a priority for Senator Limón. As former Commissioner on the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women she helped connect private and public resources with women in the community. She has also authored numerous environmental bills that squarely take on the oil industry in California. Senator Limón has a passion for bringing community groups together and building strong coalitions among local nonprofit organizations and civic groups.

Senator Limón's roots go deep in the 19th district. Her extended network of family and friends include a range of small business owners and important leaders in the community. Her husband, Michael Medel works at Santa Barbara City College as Director of Admissions and Records and serves as President of the 19th District Agricultural Association. Senator Limón and Michael were both raised in the area and currently live in Goleta.


For more information about this event, please contact Erin O'Neal Muilenburg, Director of the Capital Center for Law & Policy, at