Press Release

Friday, August 17, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas joins Corcoran Police Chief Rueben Shortnacy, Kings County Sheriff David Robinson for Corcoran police headquarters groundbreaking

Nearly $6 million allocated for Corcoran for new headquarters and community facilities

 CORCORAN – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined the Corcoran Police Department and other elected officials for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new police department facility in the City of Corcoran. The new department facility was made possible by funding that Assemblymember Salas secured through the state budget. Assemblymember Salas along with the Corcoran Police Department and local leaders secured nearly $4 million in the 2015-16 state budget and an additional $1.7 million in the 2018-19 state budget that was needed to completely fund the project.  

“The groundbreaking is the culmination of a multi-year effort to address a critical public safety need in our community. This new facility provides a 50 year solution that will greatly increase positive community interaction with the police department,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This was a great day for the City of Corcoran and Kings County. This investment will provide the community with an additional meeting space and provide law enforcement with the facility and tools necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas distributing clean drinking water to a family in Stratford

Thousands of cases of bottled water brought to Stratford for students and local residents

STRATFORD – In the midst of the failure of two water wells for the community of Stratford, residents have been left without access to safe and clean drinking water. Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), along with Reyes Coca Cola Bottling, distributed three pallets of clean drinking water outside Stratford Elementary School as students returned to school for the year. Other businesses, including Nestlé and Pepsi, are delivering tens of thousands more cases to the community in the next few days.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas and colleagues honor Gold Star Mothers and Families

ACR 192 recognizes Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day

 SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Assemblymember Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) and the California State Assembly honored mothers and families who have lost a son, daughter or family member serving in defense of our nation with Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 192, which proclaims September 30, 2018 as Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day in California.

Monday, August 13, 2018

AB 1787 and AB 1788 standardize and streamline Valley Fever reporting

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly unanimously passed two valley fever bills authored and introduced by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield). Assembly Bills (AB) 1787 and 1788 standardize and streamline the reporting process for valley fever, allowing for greater efficiency and accuracy in the confirmation and collection of Valley Fever cases across California.

Monday, August 13, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas speaks at ribbon cutting for Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical after helping secure $3 million in the state budget
$3 million for the Valley Fever Institute included in 2018-19 state budget bill SB 840  

BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) attended and spoke at the unveiling of the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical in Bakersfield, a state-of-the-art research and treatment facility for valley fever located in Bakersfield. Salas and fellow Central Valley legislators Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and Assemblymember Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield) worked together to secure $3 million in the 2018-19 state budget for the Valley Fever Institute.