Senate District 20 Staff

District representatives are here to assist Senate District 20 residents with state agencies and to help locate federal or local resources. View staff service areas below and email your representative, or call the Van Nuys office at 818-901-5588 to speak with someone directly.

District Representatives

Kristi Lopez, MSW she/her/hers

District Director

With over a decade of experience working in the California Legislature, Kristi is dedicated to addressing issues in underserved communities and ensuring equal access to government services. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning from California State University, Northridge. In her role as District Director, Kristi supervises and coordinates district office operations.

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Jim Roy he/him/his

District Representative for Burbank, Shadow Hills, Sunland, and Tujunga

Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern California and previously had a successful career in marketing, advertising, and media. Realizing his passion for public service and inspired by Senator Caroline Menjivar’s dedication to the people of Senate District 20, Jim decided his path would now be in service to the communities where he has lived his entire life.

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Katherine Castrejon she/her/ella

District Representative for Arleta, North Hills East, Pacoima, Sun Valley, and Sylmar

Katherine leverages her experience in customer service to meet the needs of constituents as a district representative. A California State University, Northridge, graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, the motivation for public service was ignited during her time on the Model UN team. With an interest in collaboration and conflict resolution, Katherine maintains close communication with constituents, assists with casework related to state agencies, supports community events, and builds connections with government offices.

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Brandon Gonzalez he/him/el

District Representative for Lakeview Terrace, Panorama City, San Fernando, and Angeles Forest

Brandon's commitment to public service is driven by the issues he observed in the Van Nuys, North Hollywood, and Panorama City neighborhoods where he grew up. After graduating from University of California, San Diego, with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, he decided to bring his unique perspective to district work. Brandon’s lived experiences help him to properly identify constituents' needs and organize community-focused events.

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Andrés Garcia he/him/his

District Representative for Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hills West, Northridge, and Sherwood Forest

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Andrés has an impressive background in government. He previously worked for the Democratic Governors Association in Washington D.C. and the Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Andrés is enthusiastic about returning to his home state of California to serve the communities where he grew up.

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Jasmin Hernandez she/her/hers

District Representative for Canoga Park, Reseda, Winnetka, and Van Nuys

Jasmin graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and has wide-ranging experience in nonprofits and advocacy. As a district representative, Jasmin enjoys meeting with community stakeholders to understand the economic and social dynamics of the district, building relationships with constituents, and connecting people to the resources they need.

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Event Scheduling Requests

Cindy Gonzalez she/her/hers


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Press & Communications

Celeste Jale she/her/hers

Press Secretary

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