Born and raised in the Central Valley, Assemblymember Salas is a lifelong Valley resident and South high school graduate who worked his way from working in the fields with his father to graduating from UCLA and becoming the first Latino Bakersfield City Councilmember in its 112-year history.
In his five terms in the California State Assembly, Rudy Salas has stood by his commitment to take a stand for Central Valley families and deliver for the region. Salas has been an effective voice for the Valley in the state capitol, winning:
In the past two years alone, Assemblymember Salas secured $290 million of dedicated investments for Central Valley projects, including for:
From delivering funding to beat Valley Fever and funding to graduate more nurses and doctors in the Valley to doubling what we spend on each Valley child’s education. Rudy Salas delivers for the Central Valley. Additionally, Assemblymember Salas helped save Kern Medical Hospital from closing its doors and was instrumental in ensuring small business assistance and protective equipment got to residents and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, Assemblymember Salas is ready to take on this tough challenge and flip California’s 22nd Congressional District to ensure Central Valley residents have the voice and respect they deserve in Washington.