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Ronald S. Calderon


Picture of Ronald S. Calderon
State Assembly website
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-58 44997 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic AD-58 71233 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic SD-30 93436 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic SD-30 105946 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 12, 1957 in Montebello, CA
Married: Ana (m. 1982)
Children: Jessica and Zachary
Family: Brother of Charles M. Calderon and Thomas M. Calderon

1990s-2000: Chief of Staff, Assemblymember Martin Gallegos
2001-2002: Chief of Staff, Assemblymember Ed Chavez
1993-1997: Member, Montebello Unified School District Board of Education
2002: Primary Candidate for Insurance Commissioner (Lost)
2003-2004: Assistant Majority Leader, California State Assembly
2010-Present: Member, California Film Commission
2012: Early Primary Candidate for CD-38 (Withdrew)

  • LEGISLATIVE PUNISHMENT: Senator Calderon was on a voluntary paid leave of absence from the State Senate between March 2, 2014 and March 28, 2014. Senators Ron Calderon, Rod Wright, and Leland Yee were placed on involuntary paid suspension by the State Senate on March 28, 2014. Calderon remained on suspension until his term in office ended on November 30, 2014.
  • LEGISLATIVE PUNISHMENT: Calderon was one of three State Senators locked out of their offices on March 12, 2007 by Senate President pro Tem Don Perata for attending a fundraiser in support of moderate Democrats in the Assembly.
  • Legal Troubles: Calderon's office was raided by FBI agents on the evening of June 4, 2013. Also raided were the offices of the Latino Legislative Caucus. On February 21, 2014, Ron Calderon was indicted on 24 corruption charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering, and aiding in the filing of false tax returns. In June 2016, Calderon pleaded guilty to several charges. On October 21, 2016, Calderon was sentenced to 42 months in a federal prison.
  • His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 67496-112 and he was incarcerated at FCI Sheridan for much of his time behind bars before his release on January 18, 2019.
  • CLOSE CONTEST: Calderon narrowly won a spot in the 2006 General election when he defeated Rudy Bermudez by 288 votes (0.8%).
  • Ana Gladys Calderon was a 2007 Woman of the Year (30th Senate District) [selected by Ron Calderon]

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)