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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 57

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Ian C. Calderon

California State Assemblymember
50,996 votes (65.7%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Create good, high-paying jobs for residents
  • Protect our clean air and water
  • Spur innovation that keeps California competitive



Profession:California State Assemblymember
Assembly Member, 57th District, California State Assembly — Elected position (2012–current)


CSU Long Beach B.A., Political Science (2007)


Majority Leader Ian Calderon was elected in November 2012 to represent California's 57th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Industry, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, East La Mirada, East Whittier, Los Nietos-West Whittier, South San Jose Hills, South Whittier, and Hacienda Heights.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Ian worked for Hurley International as the Los Angeles/Inland Empire manager of retail marketing, where he supervised market surveys and research, and promoted company events. Ian served as a field representative for the State Assembly, which allowed him to assist residents in his community with various issues. In this capacity, he was able to help constituents gain better access to resources, and help them understand how legislation would affect them. Ian’s interaction with residents of the 57th Assembly District solidified his decision to run for the State Assembly as he had witnessed first-hand the need for new, unique ideas in Sacramento.

Ian graduated from California State University Long Beach where he earned a degree in Political Science, providing him with knowledge of California’s political landscape and an understanding of the State’s most critical issues.

Majority Leader Calderon currently serves as the Chair of the Select Committee on Youth and California’s Future and Co-Chair of the Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus. He is a member of the Insurance Committee, Appropriations Committee, Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and the Human Services Committee.

In 2015, Majority Leader Ian Calderon was named Legislator of the Year by TechNet, received the Internet Champion Award from the Internet Association, and was named one of TechAmerica’s 2014 California Tech Champions. He also received the 2015 President's Award from the California Association of Museums and was named as a Legislative “Arts Champion” by Californians for the Arts.

Majority Leader Calderon resides in Whittier with his wife Elise.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,192,642

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California State Council of Laborers
SEIU California
SEIU Local 2015
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
California State Pipe Trades Council

More information about contributions

By State:

California 77.66%
District of Columbia 5.32%
Texas 2.49%
Tennessee 1.72%
Other 12.80%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.99%)
Small contributions (0.01%)

By Type:

From organizations (98.71%)
From individuals (1.29%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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