At a glance: Abel Maldonado
Occupation: Lieutenant governor
Age: 43, born in Santa Maria
Residence: Santa Maria
Personal: Married, four children.
Education: Attended Cal State San Luis Obispo, no degree
Career highlights: State Assembly, 1998-2004; state Senate, 2004-2010. Lieutenant governor, 2010
Platform: Create jobs as chairman of the Commission for Economic Development. Use position on CSU Board of Trustees and UC Board of Regents to push for transparency in administrative costs and keep higher education accessible and affordable.
Campaign website: https://www.abelmaldonado2010.com