California State Senator
Tony Mendoza is a member of the California State Senate. He represents the 32nd Senate District and is a member of the Democratic Party.
In November 2017, a staff member accused Mendoza of inappropriate sexual behavior, including inviting her to his home. Soon after, a 19-year-old intern accused Mendoza of pursuing a sexual relationship with her. Mendoza was also accused of retaliating against those who reported his behavior.
In February 2018, Mendoza resigned from the California Legislature.
- Tony Mendoza, California Lawmaker, Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Claims (Published 2018) (The New York Times)
- Staff member accuses California senator of inappropriate behavior (KCRA)
- After another woman accuses Sen. Tony Mendoza of inappropriate behavior, California Senate announces big change (The Mercury News)
- Attorney: California Senator Fired Capitol Staffers Who Reported Alleged Misconduct With Young Female Colleague (capradio)