MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the California School Employees Association today. The California School Employees Association represents around 210,000 dedicated school support staff throughout California.
“Our members trust Tom Calderon and they know that he has spent his entire career in public service working to improve public schools and standing up for the rights of school employees,” said CSEA President Allan Clark. “Tom fights on the frontlines for our workers and you can bet they are going to fight on the frontlines for him in this campaign.”
The California School Employees Association represents around 210,000 dedicated school support staff throughout California. CSEA members perform a wide range of essential work in our public schools and community colleges, including security, food services, office and clerical work, school maintenance and operations, transportation, academic assistance and paraeducator services, library and media assistance, computer services and more.
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.