Press Release

Friday, November 17, 2017

Assemblymember Rudy Salas at annual coat drive in Kings County
As winter approaches, Salas distributes coats to children throughout Kings County

HANFORD – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined with community partners to lead the annual Kings County Coat Drive to provide warm winter coats to hundreds of children. Salas partnered with the Professional Latin American Association and Kings County Community Action Organization (KCAO) to facilitate a donation from Southern California Gas to purchase 400 coats to distribute to children and teenagers in need.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Assemblymember Salas joins local leaders in Avenal for ribbon cutting.

AVENAL – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined the Avenal Police Department and other community leaders at the formal opening of the new Ken Brown Public Safety Center Emergency Operations Center in the City of Avenal.  The ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the construction and opening of the Emergency Operations Center, which was made possible by roughly a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding that was secured in the 2015-16 state budget. 

“I am really proud of the team effort that went into this project and of the hard work that the Avenal Police Department and the City of Avenal have dedicated toward protecting and expanding public safety,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “It is an honor to see the project come to fruition and I am pleased that the city and the community will benefit from the new Emergency Operations Center.”

Friday, October 27, 2017

(Shafter, CA) – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and his staff are hosting 20 safe Halloween “Trunk or Treat” festivals all over Assembly District 32 from now until Halloween night. A huge crowd of kids and their parents came out for the first of the events at Shafter Skate Park.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AB 560 helps communities most in need qualify for water project funding

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 560, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), authorizing the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to expand the eligibility for the state’s safe drinking water funds to severely disadvantaged communities (SDCs) who need the funding for water projects.

Friday, October 6, 2017

As excerpted from KGET – TV 17 and

At the Kern County Fairgrounds, volunteer dentists and oral hygienists from all over California help administer dental care to thousands who face barriers to oral treatment.

Assemblymember Rudy Salas helped bring the clinic to Bakersfield for the first time, though he said in a perfect world, we wouldn't need these extra clinics.

Monday, October 2, 2017

AB 188 expands state vehicle retirement program for light-duty trucks

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 188, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  The bill requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to make older, high-polluting pickup trucks eligible for replacement under the state vehicle retirement and replacement program.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 326, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield). This bill authorizes the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) to promote awareness among salon professionals on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse.