|Member of the California State Senate|
from the 2nd district
December 1, 2014
|Born||July 21, 1979|
|Alma mater||Sonoma State University|
Mike McGuire (born July 21, 1979) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate. He is a Democrat representing the 2nd Senate District, which encompasses the North Coast region, from Marin County to Del Norte County.
Mike McGuire comes from a family of farmers, specializing in grape and prune farming for over 50 years.
In 1998, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Healdsburg School Board at age 19. He attended Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2002.
McGuire was elected to the Healdsburg City Council in 2004, where he spent six years, including time as the city's youngest mayor. In 2010, he became a Sonoma County supervisor. In 2014, McGuire easily defeated Republican candidate Lawrence Weisner for the District 2 State Senate seat, winning 70% of the vote.
In April 2015, he introduced bill SB 643, with the purpose of legalizing and regulating the medical marijuana industry. The regulation would cover cultivation to consumption. McGuire criticized the state's lack of rules and regulations for medical marijuana, and was opposed to the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64). In September 2017, he was part of the state's legislative session that urged Congress to censure the president Donald Trump.
In September 2018, the bill he introduced to establish a statewide protocol for emergency alerts for all 58 California counties was signed into a law. In December 2018, he was selected to serve as assistant majority leader of the California Senate. In early January 2019, Mike McGuire "applauded" Gavin Newsom's 2019 budget plan for California. That same month, when president Donald Trump threatened to withhold government emergency fundings for the wildfires because of poor forest management by the state of California, Mike McGuire replied in a tweet that most California forests affected are managed by the federal government and not the state.