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Maria Contreras-Sweet
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24th Administrator of the Small Business Administration
In office
April 7, 2014 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Karen Mills
Succeeded by Linda McMahon
California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency
In office
January 4, 1999 – November 17, 2003
Governor Gray Davis
Preceded by Dean Dunphy
Succeeded by Sunny McPeak
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 65–66)
Guadalajara, Mexico
Political party Democratic
Education San Antonio College
California State University, Los Angeles (BA)

Maria Contreras-Sweet (born 1955) is a Mexican-American businesswoman and politician. She was the 24th Administrator of the Small Business Administration from 2014 to 2017.

On January 15, 2014, she was nominated by President Barack Obama to join his Cabinet as head of the Small Business Administration. She was confirmed as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration by voice vote on March 27, 2014.

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