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Ronald S. Calderon
Ronald S. Calderon.jpg
California State Senate District 30
In office
Term ends
December 16, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
California State Assembly
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles, 1980
Date of birthAugust 12, 1957
Place of birthMontebello, CA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionProtestant and Catholic
Office website
Ronald S. Calderon is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Prior to his election to the state senate, Calderon served in the California State Assembly from 2002-2006.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Financial Institutions
Environmental Quality
Governmental Organization
Insurance, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Calderon served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Calderon served on these committees:


Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. [1],[2]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Calderon ranked as a 64. [3]



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Calderon has filed a "Statement of Intention" with the secretary of state to run for California Controller in the 2014 elections. [4]


See also: California's 38th congressional district elections, 2012

Calderon was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 38th District. He was seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[5] Calderon dropped out of the race and endorsed Linda Sanchez in January 2012.[6]


See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Calderon won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Warren P. Willis in the November 2 general election.[7]

California State Senate, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald S. Calderon (D) 105,946
Warren P. Willis (R) 48,534


In 2006 Calderon was elected to the California State Senate, District 30. He finished with 93,436 votes while his opponent Selma Minerd finished with 38,340 votes.[8] Calderon raised $968,152 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald S. Calderon (D) 93,436
Selma Minerd (R) 38,340

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Calderon is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Calderon raised a total of $4,029,743 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[9]

Ronald S.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $0
2010 California State Senate, District 30 Won $786,598
2008 California State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $678,733
2006 California State Senate, District 30 Won $968,152
2004 California State Assembly, District 58 Won $964,408
2002 California State Assembly, District 58 Won $631,852
Grand Total Raised $4,029,743


Calderon was not up for election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Calderon raised a total of $0.


In 2010, Calderon raised $786,598 in contributions. [10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Professional Engineers In California Government $9,800
California Dental Association $9,500
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $8,900
State Building & Construction Trades Council Of California $8,600


Senator Calderon speaks to striking members of Writers Guild of America

In 2006 Calderon raised $968,152 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
California Building Industry Association $20,000
AT&T $9,900
Farmers Insurance Group $8,157
Professional Engineers in California Government $7,000


2013 FBI investigation

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the state Capitol on June 4, 2013, searching the offices of Calderon and the Latino Legislative Caucus. It was the first time the Capitol had been raided since the 1980s Shrimpscam sting, in which undercover agents offered bribes to legislators willing to sponsor fake bills.[12]

While the cause of the investigation was not immediately known, news reports cited sources claiming that the probe centered around Calderon's relations to the Central Basin Municipal Water District in Los Angeles County. Calderon's brother, former assemblyman Tom Calderon, was contracted to consult the water district for $11,000 per month.[13][14][15]

Gift disclosure fine

In February 2010, Calderon agreed to pay a fine of $600 for failing to disclose gifts from interest groups. Thirty other California lawmakers agreed to pay fines as well. Calderon's violations, which were more than any other legislator, included $300 in concert tickets from Verizon and $250 in golfing fees from the California Cable and Telecommunications Association.[16]

30th district profile

California Senate District 30 includes part of Los Angeles County, including Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, East La Mirada, Huntington Park, La Mirada, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Whittier, West Whittier-Los Nietos, Whittier, and parts of East Los Angeles, Florence-Graham, Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, and South Gate.[17]

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