Nora Campos was elected in November 2010 to represent the 23rd Assembly District, encompassing approximately half of the city of San José, including East San José, downtown and the Monterey Road corridor. She previously served as a City Councilmember in San José, where she was first elected in 2001 in a special election and twice overwhelmingly re-elected to represent residents in East San José.
Assemblymember Campos is the Chair of the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee, where she is focusing her efforts on bridging the gap between the high-tech, education and arts sectors, while ensuring that our Internet and entertainment industries in California are able to thrive and continue to grow.
While on the City Council, Nora Campos also partnered with Grail Family Services in the development of the reading mentor program, “Yes, We Can…READ!” This program connects Silicon Valley professionals with elementary students in East San José as reading mentors, spending one hour a week together to develop the children’s literacy skills. This program was the first of its kind in East San José.
In addition to her accomplishments as an Assemblymember and City Councilmember, Nora Campos is a founding member of the San José Latino Leadership Alliance (LLA). LLA aims to identify, develop and support future leadership. In partnership with Stanford University, LLA created a Leadership Academy for professionals in 2010, providing them with the tools to advance in business, community, education and civic leadership positions.
Assemblymember Campos also serves on the Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work Leadership Team and is on the Honorary Council for Destination: Home.
Raised in East San José, Campos currently lives in San José. Campos received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University and is an alumnus of the Alum Rock and East Side Union school districts. She is married and has one son.