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$90,526/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
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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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Rudy Salas (D) and Pedro A. Rios (R) defeated Romeo Agbalog (R) in the blanket primary. Salas will face Rios in the general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 32 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Salas Incumbent 43.9% 11,577
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPedro A. Rios 34.8% 9,183
     Republican Romeo Agbalog 21.3% 5,628
Total Votes 26,388


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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rudy Salas's campaign in 2012
California Democratic Party$423,141
Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee$125,000
Kern County Democratic Central Committee$73,952
Service Employees Local 1000$15,600
AFSCME California$15,600
Total Raised in 2012$1,442,367
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[8]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[9]



In 2012, Salas' endorsements included the following:[10]

  • 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

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