Sanchez, Kate

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Assembly
Political Affiliation:
(949) 607-8294
Corporate Executive
Salve Regina University - B.A. in Liberal Arts, concentration Political Science/Law
Biographical Info:
Began political career as an intern for the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, former Congressman Ed Royce. Next, she joined the California Policy Center which explored nonpartisan, common sense education reform and solutions to California’s current public-school crisis. As a working mother, this was an issue of top importance to Kate. Every child deserves access to quality education of their parents’ choosing and zip code should not determine opportunity. Additionally, she worked on consequential projects such as While at California Policy Center, Kate successfully organized and launched the first Children’s Business Fair which brought together young entrepreneurs and community stakeholders from across the state in support of future business leaders. In addition to her policy work, Kate worked as Orange County Field Director for Congressman Darrell Issa’s re-election campaign. After successfully securing Orange County, and helping Congressman Issa win re-election, she transitioned to Congressman Issa’s federal staff. There, she assisted with community relations in the South Orange County and Northern San Diego communities. As the Executive Director for California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA), Kate collaborated with women in leadership positions across California to further champion support women’s involvement in public policy discussion and advocacy. Kate’s advocacy on behalf of California residents doesn’t end there. Working along with Reform California, a non-profit that supports citizen ballot initiatives to hold government accountable, she fought hard for Proposition 6 to repeal state gas tax increases, and on the successful defeated Gavin Newsom’s $140 million tax on water customers in 2019. Kate is a proud graduate of Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series class of 2016.
As Californians, we have all persevered despite the devastating effects Sacramento’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have on our families, churches, businesses, freedoms, and our school children. But as a working mother, I am my child’s biggest advocate. When letters to local officials, calls, and rallies went unanswered, I said enough! We need someone in Sacramento who will fight for our children, churches, families, and small businesses. Additionally, there was no true conservative Republican running, and I was recruited to run by conservative grassroots activists. As a plus 10.44% Republican advantage district, we could not afford to have a progressive republican representing us.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) N* I am pro-life and proudly endorsed by Californians for Life and California ProLife Council.
2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) N
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? N
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? N
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? N
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) N
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) N
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) N
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) N
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) N
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) N
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) N