MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) today. They are among the first public safety unions to endorse in the race for California’s 58th Assembly District.

“The California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) is proud to announce our enthusiastic support of Tom Calderon for Assembly”, said California Association of Highway Patrolmen PAC Chair Shawn Stevens. “Former Assemblymember Calderon is a public safety champion and he understands what it takes to keep the communities of this Assembly District safe.”

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.