Ron Calderon

Ron Calderon

Ron Calderon


Senator Ronald S. Calderon has quickly made his own mark on the “upper” house. Elected to his first term in November 2006, Senator Calderon chairs the influential Senate Insurance Committee, the Select Committee on Film and Television Industries, International Business and Trade, and lastly, the Economic Development Committee.

He is presently a member of Banking and Financial Institutions. He also serves as a member of the California Wine Industry, the Joint Committee on the Arts, the Environmental Quality Committee, the Governmental Organization Committee and he is a highly respected member of the California Film Commission, joining the likes of Clint Eastwood and Danny DeVito in promoting the Golden State’s film industry.

Senator Calderon was elected to the 30th Senate District after representing many of the same communities during two terms in the State Assembly, where he served as chair of the Banking and Finance Committee and as Assistant Majority Leader. Presently, Senator Calderon proudly represents the cities of: Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, La Mirada, Los Angeles, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate, Whittier, East La Mirada, East Los Angeles, Florence-Graham, Hacienda Heights, South Whittier and West Whittier. (This will be subject to change once new Senate District line become official)

Senator Calderon is the second of his family to serve in the State Senate and the third to hold a seat in the legislature. His oldest brother, Charles Calderon, was elected to the State Senate in 1990 and was termed out in 1998. Middle brother Thomas Calderon served in the State Assembly from 1998 to 2002.

Born and raised in the city of Montebello, Senator Calderon attended Montebello High School, graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and attended Western State University of Law.

Before his election to state office, Senator Calderon served as a manager in the manufacturing industry and as a mortgage banker and real estate agent. His experience in financial affairs, along with his ownership of a small sales marketing firm, reflects his on going interest in small business and a vibrant local economy.

Senator Calderon’s public policy views also demonstrates his dedication to developing an honest and balanced State budget, strengthening state and local infrastructure, protecting the rights of consumers and creating jobs.

Senator Calderon lives in Montebello with his wife Ana and their daughter Jessica. Jessica is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton. Zachary Calderon (Senator Calderon’s only son) attends the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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Montebello, CA, United States


08/12/1957 - Montebello, CA, United States



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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

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Career History
Senator from the 30th District
2006 - Current

California State Senate is the senate branch for California.

Representative from the 58th District
2002 - 2006

The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. It consists of 80 members, with each member representing at least 465,000 people. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the State Assembly has the largest population-per-representative ratio of any state lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States after the federal House of Representatives. As a result of Proposition 140 in 1990 and Proposition 28 in 2012, members elected to the legislature prior to 2012 are restricted by term limits to three two-year terms (six years), while those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years in the legislature in any combination of four-year state senate or two-year state assembly terms.Members of the assembly are generally referred to using the titles assemblyman (for men), assemblywoman (for women), or assemblymember (for all genders). The State Assembly convenes at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. In the current session, the Democrats control 54 seats, forming a supermajority of the chamber. Republicans control 25 seats.

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California State Sheriffs Association - Legislator of the Year
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