Congresswoman Nanette Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, San Pedro, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach, South Gate, Watts, and Wilmington.
Congresswoman Barragán was born in Harbor City, grew up in Carson, and lives in San Pedro. As the youngest of eleven children raised by immigrants from Mexico, she beat the odds and put herself through UCLA and USC Law School.
With a desire to give back to her communities, in the late 1990s Congresswoman Barragán began her career in public service. She steered outreach efforts for African Americans in the Office of Public Liaison for the Clinton White House and worked for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) focusing on racial health disparities and discrimination.
Congresswoman Barragán also served as an extern to Justice Carlos Moreno of the Supreme Court of California and, at the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, she fought for justice for low-income families.
Congresswoman Barragán was the first woman in 12 years to be elected to the Hermosa Beach City Council, and was then elected by her peers as the first-even Latina to serve as Mayor of the beach city.