As a law enforcement officer, Norwalk city councilmember, assemblymember, and small business owner Rudy Bermudez’s record shows he is the right candidate to restore dignity, respect and effectiveness to the legislature in Senate District 32.
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While in the Assembly from 2002-2006, Bermudez wrote the law barring sex offenders from practicing medicine in California, keeping residents of the Golden State safe from harm and enabling them to put faith and trust in their doctors. To protect children, he worked to increase the minimum distance sexual predators must live away from schools.
Bermudez also wrote the law permitting California schools to offer full-day kindergarten, which helps children learn and makes it easier for working parents to have their young children in school.
As a City Council Member, he worked to attract new businesses and retain existing ones, promote strong fiscal policies, reduce the utility user tax and encourage development to strengthen the city’s economy. He strengthened law enforcement by enacting community-based policing and helped to enhance senior and youth community services.
Before joining the Norwalk City Council, Rudy served eight years as a member of the Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education. He fought for additional funding and programmatic changes to improve student achievement. Because of his efforts, the school district maintained one of the healthiest budgets in Los Angeles County, with a fiscal reserve of over 10%, more than three times the state’s required reserve. He and his colleagues achieved this goal while opening three new schools, reducing class sizes, introducing new educational programs, strengthening classroom student achievement, improving security on school campuses, and providing salary increases and benefit enhancements of over 28% to district employees.
Rudy graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1983, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He received a master’s degree in public administration from California State University at Long Beach, where he also received a graduate certificate in employee/employer relations, human services and personnel.
Assembly Member Bermúdez and his wife, Nancy, have two sons, Rudy and Nicolas. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he was a parole agent with more than 20 years of experience with the Department of Corrections and California Youth Authority.
The 32nd Senate District includes Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, East La Mirada, Hacienda Heights, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Lakewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South Whittier, West Whittier-Los Nietos, Whittier, and Buena Park.
Assemblymember Bermudez made an immediate impact on the legislature by tackling tough issues and standing up for not only our community, but all Californians. Bermudez has received many leadership and legislator of the year awards for his work on a whole range of issues affecting California.
Full Day Kindergarten
Rudy wrote the law helping all children get a fair start.
Rudy worked to increase the distance offenders must stay away from schools.
Rudy wrote a new code of ethics including cracking down on nepotism
Rudy helped open new schools, reduce class sizes, and improve test scores.