Salas Takes Oath as Assemblymember for 32nd Assembly District

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Economic development, education, and public safety top priorities in office

(SACRAMENTO) -  Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for California's 32nd Assembly District.  The district is comprised of part of the City of Bakersfield, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, Shafter, Wasco and the communities of Armona, Avenol, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.

"I am extremely honored and look forward to continuing to serve my constituents," said Salas.  "There is much work to be done."

The first Latino to serve on the Bakersfield City Council, Salas was born and raised in California’s Central Valley. Attending local schools in Bakersfield and Delano, Salas learned the values of discipline and hard work helping his father build boxes for grapes and kiwis picked from the local fields.

On the Bakersfield City Council, Salas placed a strong emphasis on community involvement, education, fiscal responsibility, public safety, community services and economic development; issues that he will continue to promote in the Assembly.

As a member of the City Council, Salas was a frequent host of public meetings, neighborhood graffiti and trash clean-ups and other civic engagement activities.  In addition, Salas worked up until his election in his family’s general contracting business as a construction supervisor managing work crews on a variety of commercial and residential projects.

The oath of office was administered by the Honorable Mary Lou Villar de Longoria, Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court.