Press Releases

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Assemblymember Salas receiving American Legions' Legislator of the Year Award

American Legion awards Salas for his leadership, support, and dedication to veterans

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) received the American Legion’s Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year award for the 2018 legislative session.  Salas was recognized for his leadership, support, and dedication to the veterans and service members of California.  The Legislator of the Year is an annual award given by the American Legion to legislators who have gone the extra mile to support California’s veterans, military members, and their families.    

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Assemblymember Salas speaking about Valley Fever

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Labor unanimously approved Assembly Bill (AB) 203, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), which would strengthen and improve education and protections for workers from valley fever by requiring construction employers in endemic counties to provide effective awareness and prevention training to employees.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Assemblymember Salas and Woman of the Year honoree, Pat Nolen, with Assemblymember Monique Limon, Republican Leader Marie Waldron and Speaker Anthony Rendon

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the California State Assembly honor Pat Nolen, Vice Mayor of Corcoran, as the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District.  The annual Woman of the Year event started in 1987 to highlight the outstanding women throughout the State during Women’s History Month.  The Assembly will recognize Nolen during the annual Capitol ceremony for her civic and philanthropic contributions to the community.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Salas, Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Motor Voter Program.

Friday, February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bills (AB) 1257 and 1258, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), were introduced this week to exempt disabled veterans from paying sales and use tax on adaptive automotive equipment and provide personal income tax relief for active duty servicemembers and veterans.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address this morning, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement:

 “I am encouraged by the Governor’s focus on the Central Valley and his commitment to investing in clean water, workforce training, housing, and ensuring the Valley receives its fair share of resources.  Our communities have the potential to be the economic engine to push California’s economy forward.  I look forward to working with the Governor to bring accountability, transparency, and efficiency to Government.”


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Assemblymember Rudy Salas joins the California Resources Corporation in presenting a check to John Muir Middle School to help send students to Washington, D.C. for the annual Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

CORCORAN – On Friday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Joe Ashley from the California Resources Corporation presented a $2,500 check to the John Muir Middle School to help send students to Washington, D.C. to present findings from their Mission 12 experiment on the International Space Station in the annual Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) National Conference at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.