15 Facts About Anthony Portantino


Anthony J Portantino was born on January 29,1961 and is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate.


Anthony Portantino served two terms on the La Canada Flintridge City Council, from 1999 until 2006.


At the request of the Screen Actors Guild in 2010, Anthony Portantino proposed an anti-gatecrashing law that would make party crashing a misdemeanor with punishments being up to six months in jail, or a $1,000 fine, or both.


Anthony Portantino said that party crashing posed a threat to public safety.


Anthony Portantino introduced legislation to remove tattoos from victims of forced prostitution.


Anthony Portantino later contemplated a run against Carol Liu in state senate district 25 but opted against it, citing personal reasons.


In 2013, Anthony Portantino began actively campaigning to fill Liu's seat, as she was term limited in 2016.


Anthony Portantino announced in January 2023 that he was running for California's 30th congressional district to replace Adam Schiff, who is vacating the seat as a candidate in the 2024 United States Senate election in California.


Anthony Portantino spent his life fighting for equality and civil rights.


Anthony Portantino attended a December 2022 candlelight vigil hosted by glendaleOUT to mourn and remember LGBTQ+ deaths.


In 2017, Anthony Portantino voted against SB 35, which streamlined the housing construction process in California.


Proponents of the bill accused Anthony Portantino of abusing his powers to deny Senate Bill 50 a debate and a vote in the Senate.


The Los Angeles Times wrote that Anthony Portantino's opposition to the bill was expected, but that it was a surprise that he would not allow the bill to advance out of committee.


In 2021, Anthony Portantino killed a bill that would have put an end to minimum parking requirements for certain new housing construction near transit stations.


In October 2021, Anthony Portantino criticized the construction of 98 townhouses on the location of a bowling center and recreation center in Burbank.