Rudy Svorinich

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Rudy Svorinich, Jr. (born 1960) is a Republican who served on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 15th district. A resident of San Pedro, his diverse district also included the communities of Watts, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, and San Pedro. He was elected to the council in 1993 (defeating 3-term incumbent Joan Milke Flores) and served two full terns (until 2001). One of his major accomplishments as a city councilman was securing funds for community facilities in his district.

He was a candidate in the November 8, 2011, special election to replace former Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who was elected to Congress. Svorinich finished fifth in a crowded election and did not make the runoff election. Joe Busciano won the runoff election, beating Warren Furutani.

Svorinich served as President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council. He was Chairman of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority and the City of Los Angeles' representative on the Los Angeles County Sanitation District.

As his second and final term (due to term limits) was coming to a close in 2000, Svorinich made an unsuccessful bid for 54th district seat of the California State Assembly. He was the Republican Party nominee. He was succeeded in the 15th City Council District by Democrat Janice Hahn.

In 2001, he founded Svorinich & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm. He is currently President of Svorinich Companies, Inc. a full service Government Affairs firm in San Pedro, CA. He is also President of Svorinich Political Services, a political consulting and campaign management company.

Svorinich graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a degree in Business Administration. He is married with two children.

Political offices
Preceded by
Joan Milke Flores
Los Angeles City Councilman
15th district
Succeeded by
Janice Hahn