Melissa began her political career in 2012 by being one of the top two candidates for California State Senate in District 23. She is a native to California and holds a Teaching Credential and Real Estate License through the State of California. She is also President of an education company that has over 20 employees, most who hold a teaching credential. She is also an Aunt to three girls and one boy and has a loyal dog named Buddy.
Melissa believes our state is full of hard-working and deserving citizens. Her work in the Assembly will be geared toward making sure our state rewards the people for their efforts and gives them the chance to succeed. She feels it will be "a great honor to work in the California State Assembly on behalf of my constituents and our great state"-Melissa O'Donnell.
"Melissa has worked her way through the ranks of politics with grace and admirable ethics."
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"Melissa O'Donnell is a hard working leader who has the strength and ability to lead our community in a positive direction, creating jobs and building a future we will all be happy with."