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Meet Rudy

Born and raised in the Central Valley, Rudy 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.

During his five terms in the California State Assembly, Rudy Salas stood by his commitment to take a stand for Central Valley families and deliver for the region. Salas was an effective voice for the Valley in the state capitol, winning:

  • Lower costs for life saving medications
  • Increased public safety funding
  • Overtime pay for farm workers
  • Expanded workforce development programs
  • Expanded veterans’ and workers' rights 
  • Increased funding for clean water infrastructure
  • Increased support for our small business community. 

During his final two years in the Assembly, Rudy Salas secured $290 million of dedicated investments for Central Valley projects, including for:

  • Clean water
  • Improving public safety
  • Investing in our colleges and universities and increasing job opportunities

From delivering funding to combat Valley Fever, to delivering 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, Salas led the fight to save FFA (Future Farmers of America) educational programs for the State and he authored legislation that saved the local hospital from closing its doors so that thousands of rural families did not lose access to life-saving care.

Rudy Salas came closer than anyone in California to flipping a congressional seat from Red to Blue. Now, Salas is ready to finish the job and flip California’s 22nd Congressional District. The Central Valley is the beating heart of our state and our families and America deserve a Congressmember who will stand up for our values.