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Who is Alex Padilla's wife? Meet Angela Padilla

Olivia Olphin December 23, 2020
Who is Alex Padilla's wife? Meet Angela Padilla
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Who is Alex Padilla’s wife, Angela? Padilla has been announced as the new senator of California and will replace Kamala Harris in the role. Once appointed, he will become the first Latino California senator in US history. On this momentous occasion, let’s learn more about Senator Padilla’s family, bio and career.

Alex Padilla appointed California Senator

Padilla was born on 22 March 1973 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and the state’s first Latino senator in US history.

Padilla has said: “I do think for the Latino community it is a historic moment.”

The senator’s education includes a degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he worked for Hughes Aircraft in Southern California.

Padilla is well known for his work on environmental issues and voting reform. Registered voters grew to 22 million during his time as California Secretary of State.

He has recently tweeted his plans to advocate for better healthcare, vaccine access and to help rebuild the economy in his new role as senator. He has also stated that he wants to provide aid for low-income communities affected by the coronavirus.

Who is Alex Padilla’s wife?

Alex Padilla’s wife is Angela Padilla. She is the president of Fundamental Change, a mental health organisation.

Angela Padilla’s passionate advocacy for mental health care can be traced back to her childhood. She was raised in the San Fernando Valley by her single mother, who was diagnosed with Bipolar I with schizoaffective disorder when Angela was still very young.

This motivated Angela to study for a bachelor’s in psychology at California State University.

Alongside her work as a mental health advocate, Angela speaks on the topic at schools, in communities, and at events. She details her experiences and aims to increase awareness of the issues surrounding mental health issues.

Prior to her role as president of Fundamental Change, Angela worked as the assistant vice president/LR manager for the Bank of America.

Angela and Alex Padilla have three sons together, ages 5, 7 and 13.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.