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Rudy Salas

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Rudy Salas
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California State Assembly District 32
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Office website
Rudy Salas, Jr. is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Salas earned his Bachelor's degrees in History and Political Science from UCLA.[1] His professional experience includes serving as a Bakersfield City Councilman since 2010.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Salas served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability and Administrative Review
Governmental Organization
Veterans Affairs



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Rudy Salas (D) will face Romeo Agbalog (R) and Pedro A. Rios (R) in the blanket primary.[3]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Salas won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 32. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Jon Mcquiston (R) and David Thomas (R). Salas defeated Pedro Rios (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Salas 52.9% 38,759
     Republican Pedro A. Rios 47.1% 34,476
Total Votes 73,235
California State Assembly, District 32 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Salas 41.4% 13,053
     Republican Jon McQuiston 20.7% 6,530
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPedro Rios 23.9% 7,550
     Republican David Thomas 14% 4,420
Total Votes 31,553

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Salas is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Salas raised a total of $1,442,367 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[6]

Rudy Salas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 32 Won $1,442,367
Grand Total Raised $1,442,367


Salas won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Salas raised a total of $1,442,367.


In 2012, Salas' endorsements included the following:[7]

  • State senator Michael Rubio
  • Former State senator Dean Florez
  • Assemblymember, Henry T. Perea
  • Former Assemblymember, Trice Harvey
  • Tim Tarver, Mayor, City of Arvin
  • Raymond Lerma, Mayor, City of Corcoran
  • Grace Vallejo, Mayor, City of Delano
  • Manuel Cantu, Mayor, City of McFarland
  • Joe Hively, Mayor, City of Wasco
  • Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association (BETA)
  • Black Republicans In the County of Kern (BRICK)
  • Kern County Democratic Party
  • Kings County Democratic Party
  • Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP)
  • California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS)
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA)
  • California Dental Association (California Dental Association)
  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP)
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Nurses Association (CNA)
  • California Professional Firefighters (CPF)
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)
  • California Teachers Association (California Teachers Association)
  • Crime Victims United of California (CVUC)
  • Hanford Police Officers Association (HPOA)
  • Kern Law Enforcement Association (KLEA)
  • Laborers Local 220, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Counties
  • Lemoore Police Officers Association (LPOA)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Peace Officers Research Association of CA (PORAC)
  • Physicians for the Group Practice of Medicine (PGPM)
  • Professional Engineers in CA Government (PECG)
  • Service Employees International Union of California (SEIU)
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 105
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC)
  • Teamsters Joint Council No. 7
  • United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shannon Grove (R)
California Assembly District 32
Succeeded by