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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 57

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Ian C. Calderon

California State Assemblymember
84,159 votes (64.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Create new opportunities for all Californians to make a living wage and provide for their families.
  • Forge pathways for every Californian to access higher education and career training.
  • Make our neighborhoods safer for all our families.



Profession:California State Assembly Member
Assembly Member, 57th District, California State Assembly — Elected position (2012–current)


CSU Long Beach B.A., Political Science (2007)


Ian was elected in November 2012 to represent California's 57th Assembly District, becoming the first millennial elected to the State Legislature. A product of the 57th District, prior to his election to the Assembly Ian worked as a field representative for the Legislature, which allowed him to assist residents in his community to navigate state and local government.

In March 2016, Ian became the youngest Majority Leader in the history of the state of California. As Majority Leader, Ian has led the Assembly to pass landmark legislation, such as raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He is particularly proud of legislation he authored that allows terminally ill Californians to attempt experimental treatments to try to save their own lives.

Ian currently serves as the Chair of the Select Committee on Youth and California’s Future and Co-Chair of the Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus. He is a member of the Insurance Committee, Appropriations Committee, Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and the Elections and Redistricting Committee. In recognition of his work to foster innovation in California, Ian was named Legislator of the Year by TechNet in 2015, as well as the 2016 CompTia California Tech Champion. A champion of arts education, Ian received the California Association of Museums’ 2015 President’s Award and was named a Legislative Arts Champion by Californians for the Arts.

Ian graduated from California State University Long Beach, where he earned a degree in Political Science with a minor in Communication. He resides in Whittier with his wife, Elise, and their daughter, Charlie.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,149,554

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Professional Firefighters
California State Council of Laborers
SEIU California
SEIU Local 2015
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

More information about contributions

By State:

California 79.79%
District of Columbia 4.68%
Texas 2.16%
Washington 1.12%
Other 12.25%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.97%)
Small contributions (0.03%)

By Type:

From organizations (98.17%)
From individuals (1.83%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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