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By Brian Hews
Rudy Bermudez is ready to return to public office, and is running an aggressive campaign in the 57th State Assembly District.
Bermudez has been a fixture in Norwalk area elected offices dating back to 1991 when he was first elected to a seat on the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education. He later won a seat on the Norwalk City Council from 1999 to 2002 and was elected to the California State Assembly in the former 56th Assembly District from 2002 to 2006 where he served two four-year terms in Sacramento.
Bermudez is from La Mirada and is a graduate of St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs.
In 2006 he ran for California State Senate against Ronald Calderon, and was defeated in one of the closest primary elections in California that year. Bermudez is also a former Parole Agent for the California Department of Corrections. After serving in the Assembly, he moved to the greater Sacramento area where he lived with his wife Nancy and two sons.
Bermudez returned to La Mirada in 2011 to run in the current 57th District, and he touts his “experience” as an elected official as being a “tremendous asset” to voters this year.
He said his campaign has been “on target” and claims endorsements from more than 55 local elected officials and from United States Congressional Members Linda T. Sanchez and Grace F. Napolitano.
“I believe we must invest in job training for California’s emerging green jobs economy. We also need government to become a partner with small business and create jobs rather than drive jobs out of state. And we need to do all this with balanced budgets and sound fiscal policies that will protect taxpayer dollars,” he said.
Bermudez also said that he wants to focus on job creation and to see how the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach can be better utilized to benefit area businesses. “We need experience, and I won’t have to learn on the job in Sacramento,” he said.
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