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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 54Short Term

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Samuel Robert Morales

Financial Advisor/Entrepreneur
1,304 votes (3.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support and Promote Low-income and Affordable Housing along our urban, commercial mass-transit corridors, not is single-family neighborhoods.
  • Healthcare is a human right. Expand and Enhance Covered California. I oppose AB1400, a single-payer system.
  • Education is fundamental. Work with and support LAUSD and the Teacher's Union in bringing the resources needed to lower class size by hiring more teachers.



Profession:Financial Advisor/Entrepreneur
Vice President - Owner, Alma Mater Educational Services (2011–current)
Priority Wealth Advisor, Citi Personal Wealth Management (2019–current)
Vice President - Investments, J.P. Morgan Securities (2013–2019)
Financial Services Representative, MetLife of Southern California (2011–2013)
Homeowner's Representative, West Adams Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2011–2013)


UCLA Certificate, College Counseling (2018)
Vassar College B.A., Political Science (1994)


The son of a U.S. Army Military Policeman (MP) and Union Steward, Samuel Morales grew up working class in Los Angeles and Monterey counties.  A first-generation graduate from Vassar College, he also earned his Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA.  He served as Homeowner's Representative on the West Adams Neighborhood Council, and worked in Culver City at Chase Bank as Vice President of Investments for six years. Currently Samuel is a Financial Advisor. He has been a homeowner in District 54 since 2009, and owns an Educational Services company with his husband Paul. Samuel is a Biden Democrat. His focus is on our public schools, smart urban planning and commercial development, low-income and affordable housing, supporting and working with our law enforcement partners, advocating for mental health services, and advocating for LGBTQ+ representation in Sacramento. Samuel believes health care is a human right, and would support expanding and building upon Covered California.

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I am a Biden Democrat.

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