Dr. Susan Talamantes Eggman was elected to the State Senate in November of 2020, serving the 5th Senate District which is comprised of San Joaquin County, a significant portion of Stanislaus County, and the Sacramento County community of Galt. Susan served in the State Assembly from December of 2012 through November of 2020. Susan joined the U.S. Army out of high school and served four years as a medic. After her service, she completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work at California State University, Stanislaus. She worked as a mental health provider and medical social worker before completing a Ph.D. at Portland State University. Prior to joining the State Assembly, Susan was a Professor of Social Work at CSU, Sacramento. Susan is a former member of Stockton’s City Council and the first Latina elected to that office. While in the Assembly, Susan authored legislation to support the rights of undocumented residents who are victims of crimes; authored legislation to increase diversion programs as an alternative to incarceration for minor drug crimes; and authored the law that established the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program – which will invest up to $1 billion over ten years to install solar roofs and provide electricity bill savings to residents of multifamily housing in disadvantaged communities.