Why She Matters
Gloria Negrete McLeod was born in Los Angeles and now lives in Chino, Calif. She earned an associate degree from Chaffey College. Prior to her election to the state Legislature, Negrete McLeod was a board member of Chaffey Community College and served as board president. In 2000, she was elected to the state Assembly. In 2006, she was elected to the state Senate, where she has chaired the Public Employment and Retirement Committee. Her term in the legislature will expire in 2014. Negrete McLeod and her husband, retired Los Angeles police Lt. Gilbert L. McLeod, have 10 children.