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Anthony Rendon
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California State Assembly District 63
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
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 limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University-Fullerton
Master'sCalifornia State University-Fullerton
Ph.D.University of California-Riverside, Boston University
Anthony Rendon is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Rendon earned his B.A. and M.A. at California State University, Fullerton, his PhD at University of California, Riverside, and completed his Post Doctoral Work at Boston University.[1] His professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services Inc.[2]

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security
Utilities and Commerce
Water, Parks and Wildlife, Chair
Legislative Audit


Campaign themes


Rendon's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Safe Neighborhoods
Excerpt: "I believe that we cannot afford any further cuts to our public safety and that we need to work on finding new, steady streams of revenue to adequately fund programs that keep our neighborhoods safe."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Threats to our natural resources and our environment are a cause for serious concern in California and across the country. I understand the importance of state and local leaders working together to protect the environment."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Millions cannot afford health care or know someone who cannot afford health care. Countless others have been denied health care coverage because of a pre-existing condition."
  • Jobs and Economic Recovery
Excerpt: "I believe that investing in working families through education and effective job training is essential to economic recovery. I will support policies which make certain that well-paying jobs are created and stay in California so that families and small businesses can thrive and prosper. That's why I am supported by local small business leaders and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As an educator and children’s non-profit director, I know firsthand that a quality education is the foundation for a brighter future for our children. Local communities must have the resources they need to provide the highest quality education possible. I believe that quality schools and colleges are essential for economic recovery and I will fight to decrease college tuition and smaller class sizes for K-12 schools."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Rendon won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 63. He advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Diane Janet Martinez (D) and Cathrin Sargent (D). Rendon defeated Jack Guerrero (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Rendon 74.5% 76,258
     Republican Jack M. Guerrero 25.5% 26,093
Total Votes 102,351

California State Assembly, District 63 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Diane Janet Martinez 25.3% 5,833
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Rendon 38% 8,776
     Democratic Cathrin Sargent 6.3% 1,460
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Guerrero 30.4% 7,017
Total Votes 23,086

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2012, Rendon's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Hector De La Torre, Former Assemblymember
  • Ron Calderon, state senator
  • Kevin de León, state senator
  • Martha Escutia, Former state senator
  • Warren Furutani, Assemblymember
  • Isadore Hall, Assemblymember
  • Ricardo Lara, Assemblymember
  • Bonnie Lowenthal, Assemblymember
  • Felipe Aguire, Maywood City Council Member
  • Salvador Alatorre, Lynwood Mayor Pro Tem
  • Carmen Avalos, South Gate City Clerk
  • Josué Barrios, Cudahy City Council Member
  • Aide Castro, Lynwood City Council Member
  • Maria Davila, South Gate City Council Member
  • Robert Garcia, Long Beach City Council Member
  • Henry C. Gonzalez, South Gate City Council Member
  • Veronica Guardado, Maywood Mayor Pro Tem
  • Frank Gurulé, Cudahy Vice Mayor
  • Gil Hurtado, South Gate Vice Mayor
  • Maria G. Lopez, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member
  • Oscar Magaña, Maywood City Council Member
  • Alfonso Morales, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member
  • Jorge Morales, South Gate City Council Member
  • Jim Morton, Lynwood Mayor
  • Steven Neal, Long Beach City Council Member
  • Patrick O'Donell, Long Beach City Council Member
  • Ramon Rodriguez, Lynwood City Council Member
  • Juan Romo, Cudahy City Council Member
  • Jose Solache, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member
  • Nestor Valencia, Bell City Council Member
  • Edward Varela, Maywood Mayor
  • Judy Chu, U.S. Representative
  • John Chiang, California State Controller
  • Ed Hernandez, state senator
  • Juan Vargas, state senator
  • Michael Allen, Assemblymember
  • Marty Block, Assemblymember
  • Bob Blumenfield, Assemblymember
  • Steve Bradford, Assemblymember
  • Betsy Butler, Assemblymember
  • Charles Calderon, California State Assembly Majority Leader
  • Mike Eng, Assemblymember
  • Roger Hernandez, Assemblymember
  • Tony Mendoza, Assemblymember
  • Anthony Portantino, Jr., Assemblymember
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Kelly Candaele, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Nancy Perlman, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Micah Ali, Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra Unified School Board President
  • Jay Chen, Hacienda-La Puente School District Board Member
  • Janet Chin, Garvey Unified School District Board Member
  • Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, Azusa Unified School District Board Member
  • Ronald Gonzales-Lawrence, Former Little Lake School District Board Member
  • Jorge Hernandez, South Whittier School District Board Member
  • Lillian Kawasaki, Water Replenishment District of Southern California Board Member
  • Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Henry Lo, Garvey Unified School District Board Member
  • Evan Low, Campbell City Council Member
  • Polly Low, Rosemead City Council Member
  • Norma Macias, El Monte City Council Member
  • Rudy C. Montalvo, Central Basin Municipal Water District Board Member
  • Prakash Narain, Cypress Mayor
  • Mark Pulido, Cerritos City Council Member
  • Susan Rubio, Baldwin Park Mayor Pro Tem
  • Miguel Santiago, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Matthew C. Stadtler, San Gabriel Unified School District Board Member
  • Scott Svonkin, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Hugo A. Tzec, Baldwin Park Unified School District Board Member
  • Bryan Urias, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board Member
  • Steve Veres, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Fernando Vasquez, Downey City Council Member
  • Edward Wilson, Signal Hill City Council Member
  • Amalgamated Transit Union California Conference Board
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 1475
  • American Federation of Teachers, Local 1521
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • California Association of Professional Employees
  • California Association of Professional Scientists
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California Faculty Association
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Nurses Association
  • California School Employees Association
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Teachers Association
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • Communication Workers of America
  • IBEW, Local 11
  • IBEW, Local 18
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local 777
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • LIUNA Local 777
  • Operator Engineers Local 12
  • Professional Engineers in California Government
  • Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416
  • Service Employees International Union California
  • Service Employees International Union Local 1000
  • Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 105
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Teamsters Local 911
  • Teamsters Local 952
  • UA Local Plumbers 78
  • UA Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 398
  • UA Steam Refrigeration Air Conditioning Pipe Fitters Local 250
  • UAW Region 5
  • UFCW Local 324
  • UFCW Local 770
  • Unite Here Local 11
  • United Nurses Associations of California
  • Workers United Local 50
  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • Equality California
  • Korean American Democratic Club
  • Los Angeles County Young Democrats
  • Long Beach Democratic Club
  • Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club
  • Latino Democratic Club of Los Angeles County
  • San Fernando Valley Latino Democratic Club
  • Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Stonewall Young Democrats
  • Public Safety
  • Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff
  • CDF Firefighters
  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • California Association of Law Enforcement Employees
  • California Association of Criminal Investigators
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Association
  • California Highway Patrol - Public Safety Dispatchers Association
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Statewide Law Enforcement Association
  • Fire Marshalls and Emergency Services Association
  • Hospital Police Officers Association of California
  • Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association
  • State Employees Firefighter Association
  • South Gate Police Officers Association

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