Quirina Orozco was elected to the West Sacramento City Council on November 8, 2016. She previously served on the City’s Parks and Community Services Commission and the Board of Appeals and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance.
Orozco has served as Deputy District Attorney with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office since 2005 where she has prosecuted cases ranging from sexual assault and child abuse cases to human trafficking and officer involved shootings.
An advocate for recreational activities as well as health and wellness, Orozco has served as a group exercise instructor for nearly two decades and was the driving force that brought the Disney KaBOOM Park into West Sacramento’s Bryte and Broderick neighborhood.
Orozco earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard University and her Juris doctorate at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where she was the lead budget examiner for President Clinton’s Hispanic Education Action Plan and other programs aimed at improving the educational outcomes for our nation’s underserved children. She later returned to California, where she served as an advisor to Lieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante as his Executive Director of the Commission for One California.
Married with four children, Orozco regularly devotes herself to her family, volunteers in her son’s classroom as a “room mom,” and identifies as a proud West Sacramento Little League and soccer parent. She is the creator of the Annual Children’s Cheer Pack Event, a member of the West Sacramento Rotary Club, a Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) sister, Woodrow Wilson Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow, and a member of the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association. In 2016 she was awarded the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Latina Estrella Champion Award for her leadership and contributions to her community.
Councilmember Orozco currently represents the City of West Sacramento on the City/County 2x2, City/School 2x2, Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District, Universal Preschool for West Sacramento Executive Board, River City Regional Stadium Financing Authority, and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance. She also serves as an alternate representative on the City’s Port Commission, Regional Water Authority, Streetcar Policy Steering Committee, and the Yolo Habitat Conservancy.