Representative Jimmy Gomez
Voices of Solidarity, 2023
Representative Jimmy Gomez is the founder of the U.S. Congressional Dads’ Caucus and a fierce champion of working families. He passionately advocates for national policies on paid leave, childcare, and gender equality.
He proudly represents California’s 34th Congressional District, one of the country’s most diverse and culturally rich districts. In the 118th Congress, Representative Gomez sits on the Committee on Oversight and Accountability. He serves as an Assistant Whip of the Democratic Caucus and Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Rep. Gomez is the Founder and Chair of the Congressional Dads Caucus and Congressional Renters Caucus. He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and Future Forum.
Prior to his election to Congress in June of 2017, Rep. Gomez served four and a half years in the California State Assembly, where he served as Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. In the Assembly, Rep. Gomez distinguished himself as a proven national champion of paid family leave and combatting climate change. He became a key figure in authoring landmark legislation to address public health, environmental justice, water conservation, access to education, civic engagement, campaign finance disclosure, LGBTQ+ rights, and affordable housing.
Representative Gomez attended Riverside Community College before receiving a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Eagle Rock with his wife Mary, baby son Hodge, and rescue dog Austin. He is a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.