Deborah Ortiz

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State Senator
State of California

A Democrat from Sacramento, Ms. Ortiz chairs the Health and Human Services Committee and also sits on the Insurance, Natural Resources and Budget committees. She is the author of a law protecting stem cell research and is also responsible for Cal Grants, the state’s landmark program guaranteeing college scholarships for students with good grades and financial need. Her legislation has funded biomedical research on ovarian, breast and prostate cancer.
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