Deborah Ortiz served in the CA Legislature for a decade before terming out of the Senate in 2006. Deborah was known for her advocacy in the areas of health and education, sponsoring legislation that banned soda in schools and protecting access to family planning clinics. Prior to joining the Legislature, Deborah was a member of the Sacramento City Council, serving as a strong voice for the community. She has served as a Trustee of the Los Rios Community College District, VP of Government Affairs at the California Primary Care Association, and as VP of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. Deborah earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis and her law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.