Rudy Salas

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Rudy Salas
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 32nd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by David Valadao
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Bakersfield, California

Rudy Salas is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 32nd district, encompassing parts of the southern Central Valley. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, he was a Bakersfield city councilmember.

2012 election[edit]

When incumbent assemblyman David Valadao announced that he would not run for reelection, instead seeking a congressional bid for the 21st district, the seat was left vacant. In the June 5 primary, Salas ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination and won the overall primary with 41.4% of the vote, or 13,053 votes, ahead of the three Republican candidates. He faced off against the primary runner-up, the Republican former mayor of Delano Pedro Rios, in the November 6 general election. Salas came in first by a smaller margin than before, with 38,759 total votes (52.9%) to Rios's 34,476 (47.1%).[1] He was sworn in on December 3, 2012.

2014 election[edit]

Salas is running for reelection in November of 2014. His Republican challengers were Delano Union School District trustee Romeo Agbalog and Pedro A. Rios - the nominee he defeated in 2012.[2] In the June 3 primary, Salas came in first with 44% of the vote, while Rios came in second and Agbalog came in third. Thus, Salas will once again face Rios in a rematch in the November general election.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

California's 32nd State Assembly district, 2012 (Primary):

  • Rudy Salas - 13,053 (41.4%)
  • Pedro A. Rios - 7,550 (23.9%)
  • Jon McQuiston - 6,530 (20.7%)
  • David Thomas - 4,420 (14.0%)

California's 32nd State Assembly district, 2012:

  • Rudy Salas - 38,759 (52.9%)
  • Pedro A. Rios - 34,476 (47.1%)

California's 32nd State Assembly district, 2014 (Primary):

  • Rudy Salas (incumbent) - 11,577 (43.9%)
  • Pedro A. Rios - 9,183 (34.8%)
  • Romeo Agbalog - 5,628 (21.3%)

California's 32nd State Assembly district, 2014:

  • Rudy Salas (incumbent) - TBA
  • Pedro A. Rios - TBA

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