Amanda Renteria



Amanda Renteria is board chair of Emerge, which supports Democratic women candidates. She ran unsuccessfully to represent California’s 21st Congressional District in 2014.

She began her government service at the local level in the City of San Jose and spent close to a decade working in the US Senate as an aide to Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow. She was named one of the top 50 most influential staffers and became the first Latina Chief of Staff in the United States Senate.

In 2014, she returned to her hometown and was a candidate for US Congress in California’s 21st District, where she was chosen as the Democratic Party’s nominee.

In 2016, Amanda served as the National Political Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. Amanda oversaw the campaign’s political strategy with elected officials and key constituency groups. Her team conducted a wide range of outreach and engagement programs at the local, state and federal levels.

After the 2016 election, Amanda served as Chief of Operations for the California Department of Justice for Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

She is a proud daughter of parents who began as farmworkers in the rural Central Valley of California, a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business school and a mom of two young energetic kids.


Ran for:
House of Representatives


Status: Lost general election