LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsements of the Los Angeles County Firefighters (IAFF Local 1014) and Montebello Firefighters Local 3821 today.
“Former Assemblymember Calderon has demonstrated his commitment to public safety and local firefighters, and I know he will be a champion for us in the Legislature,” said Montebello Firefighters Local 3821 President Craig Barker. “We look forward to working with Tom to keep Motebello safe and plan on playing an active role in his campaign.”
Calderon’s public safety endorsements also include the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) and the Police Officers Research Association of California (PORAC).
Calderon is running in California’s 58th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera and portions of Norwalk. He represented the 58th State Assembly District from 1998-2002 and previously served on the Montebello Unified School District.
Tom comes from a family of local public servants that have represented the Gateway Cities and San Gabriel Valley in some capacity for most of the last 30 years. His older brother, Charles Calderon, has served in the State Legislature for over twenty years and is the first person to serve as Majority Leader of both the State Senate and State Assembly. He is a former Montebello Unified School District Board Member and State Senator, and he currently serves as Assembly Majority Leader. Tom’s younger brother, Ron Calderon, succeeded him in the State Assembly and currently represents the 30th State Senate District. Tom’s late wife, Marcella Calderon, served as a member of the Montebello Unified School District Board of Trustees from 1999-2012.