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state legislator , educational administrator

Hilda Lucia Solis, United States Secretary of Labor, former United States Representative from California. Named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in District of Columbia, Washingtonian magazine, 2009; recipient Meritorious Service award, Department Defense, 1981, Profile in Courage award, John F. Kennedy Library. Foundation, 2000.

Background

Solis, Hilda Lucia was born on October 20, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Raul and Juana (Sequiera) Solis.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, California State Polytechnic University, 1979. Master of Arts in Public Administration, University Southern California, 1981.

Career

Interpreter Immigration Naturalization Service, Los Angeles, 1977-1979. Editor in chief Office Hispanic Affairs White House, Washington, 1980-1981, management analyst civil rights. division Office Management and Budget, 1981-1982. Field representative Office Assemblyman Art Torres, Los Angeles, 1982.

Director California Student Opportunity & Access Progressive, Whittier, since 1982. Representative 57th assembly district California State Assembly, Sacramento, 1992-1994. Member California Senate from 24th district, 1994-2000, United States Congress from 32nd California district, Washington, 2001—2009, senior whip, Southern California regional whip, member resources committee, energy & commerce committee, former member education & workforce committee.

Secretary United States Department Labor, Washington, since 2009. Member Progressive Caucus, National Women's Political Caucus, Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Grp., Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance, Democratic Women's Working Grp., Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, Commission Security & Co-operation in Europe, Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Co-vice chair Democratic Steering & Policy Committee.

Democratic chair Congressional Caucus Women's Issues, 2005—2006. Consultant South Coast Consortium, Los Angeles, since 1986. Board directors California Commission Status of Women, since 1993.

Membership

Board of directors California Commision on Status of Women, since 1993. Correspondent president Friendly El Monte (California) Democratic Club, since 1986. Member credentials committee California Democratic Committee, 1987-1988.

Trustee Rio Hondo Community College, since 1985. Member Western Association Ednl. Opportunity Pers. (secretary board directors since 1986), Comision Feminil de Los Angeles (board directors 1983-1984, education chairman), Women of Moose.

Connections

Married Sam H. Sayyad, June 26, 1982.

father:
Raul Solis

mother:
Juana (Sequiera) Solis

spouse:
Sam H. Sayyad