Santos Padilla Wiki – Santos Padilla Biography
Santos Padillaio a Mexican immigrant is the father of Alex Padilla, an American politician serving as the 32nd secretary of California. He is also the U.S. Senator-designate to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate. Once appointed, he will become the first Latino California senator in US history.
On the momentum of the developments, let takes a quick dive into his parents his mother Santos Padilla, and his father Alex Padilla background.
BREAKING: Gavin Newsom has appointed Alex Padilla to Kamala Harris' Senate seat, the first Latino to represent CA in the US Senate.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 22, 2020
Santos Padilla Age
Santos Padillaio’s age is unknown.
Alex Padilla Appointment as California Senator
On December 22, 2020, Padilla was selected by Governor Gavin Newsom to replace Vice President-elect Harris in the United States Senate. Padilla will be the first Latino Senator from California and the first male senator to represent the state since 1992
Following his selection, 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.
Alex Padilla Parents – Early Background
Padilla’s parents emigrated from Mexico and raised their family in the working-class community of Pacoima, California. His father worked as a short-order cook and his mother cleaned houses.
Following his selection, Padilla offered a special tribute to his parents.
“A teary-eyed Padilla dedicated his first term to his parents, Santos and Lupe, immigrants from Mexico. He said that his mother became a U.S. citizen two days after his election, and three years after his father took the citizenship oath,” said The Times article on his swearing-in ceremony.
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Padilla attended local public schools and went on to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He recently completed a five-year term as a member of the MIT Corporation (Board of Trustees). Padilla is often asked how he moved from engineering to public service. He explains that in many ways they are similar; the goal of each is solving problems.
Alex Padilla Wife – Children
Alex Padilla is married to Angela and the couple has three sons together, ages 5, 7, and 13. Angela is the president of Fundamental Change, a mental health organization. She is a passionate advocate for mental health care can be traced back to her childhood. She was raised in the San Fernando Valley by her single mother, diagnosed with Bipolar I with schizoaffective disorder when Angela was still very young.