Assemblymember Rudy Salas Gains Support in CA Assembly District 32
State Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D) will face teacher Pedro A. Rios (R) this November in the race to secure the seat for California Assembly District 32. Salas came in first in the June primary, securing 43.9% of the vote.
It’s not his party affiliation, however, that makes him a favorite to win in this Central Valley district.
According to the Sunlight Foundation, Assemblymember Rudy Salas has proven to be the least partisan democrat in the Assembly. He has sponsored legislation addressing a multitude of issues facing the Central Valley, including securing $15 million in the budget for job training, securing millions for local schools, and tackling veteran homelessness.
California’s 32nd Assembly District is located in the drought-ridden Central Valley and anchored by the cities of Bakersfield and Hanford. The needs of the Central Valley are diverse, as are its constituents. Salas’ willingness to place the needs of his constituents over the ideology of his political party has made him a viable candidate for re-election.