MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD) today. Their membership voted on the endorsement at their March 31 meeting in Long Beach.
“The Los Angeles County Young Democrats are proud to announce our endorsement of Tom Calderon for State Assembly,” said LACYD President David Graham-Caso. “Tom understands the unique communities that encompass the 58th Assembly district and he knows what it’s going to take to get our economy back on track and get California working again.”
Founded nearly 50 years ago, the Los Angeles County Young Democrats is the largest organization in California focused on giving young people a voice and a vehicle for activism in local, state, and federal political issues. With more than 1,400 members and supporters and dozens of local, state, and federal candidates either members or helped into office by the Club, LACYD remains at the forefront of keeping Young Democrats engaged, informed, and heard on issues of importance to young people.
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.