Most recently Chambers served as External Affairs Manager for the California Department of Justice and California Attorney General Rob Bonta. Previously she served as a Compton City Councilmember, as well as worked for then-United States Congressmembers Janice Hahn and Diane Watson.
The daughter of a 40 year member of the Pipefitters Union, Chambers is a former member of AFSCME Local 2545. Her husband Todd Chambers is a current member of the Association of State Supervisors and a former member of AFSCME. Chambers' sister is a member of the Nurses Union. Michelle is a lifelong Democrat and a member of many Democratic Clubs, and organizations in Los Angeles County.
Assuring representation for the City of Compton, Michelle served on the following Boards and Commissions: The Public Safety Task Force Commission (CA Contract Cities), the Los Angeles County Sanitation Board, Sex Trafficking Task Force, Gateway Cities Council of Governments, Los Angeles County Transportation Committee (appointed by Supervisor Holly Mitchell), League of California Cities, Southern California Association of Governments, and CDP 64th Assembly District Delegate.
With over 30 years of public service experience, Michelle is the only candidate who has served Senate District 35 in all levels of government. She is focused on addressing the issues distressing our communities within Senate District 35 and throughout California; housing inequities, mental health/substance abuse, livable wages, quality and affordable health care, and social justice disparities.