Assemblymember Ian Calderon was elected in November 2012 to represent California's 57th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Industry, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, East La Mirada, East Whittier, Los Nietos-West Whittier, South San Jose Hills, South Whittier, and Hacienda Heights.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Ian worked for Hurley International as the Los Angeles/Inland Empire manager of retail marketing, where he supervised market surveys and research, and promoted company events. Ian served as a field representative for the State Assembly, which allowed him to assist residents in his community with various issues. In this capacity, he was able to help constituents gain better access to resources, and help them understand how legislation would affect them. Ian’s interaction with residents of the 57th Assembly District solidified his decision to run for the State Assembly as he had witnessed first-hand the need for new, unique ideas in Sacramento.
Ian graduated from California State University Long Beach where he earned a degree in Political Science, providing him with knowledge of California’s political landscape and an understanding of the State’s most critical issues.
Assemblymember Calderon currently serves as the Chair of the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media. He also serves as the Chair of the Select Committee on Youth and California’s Future, Co-Chair of the Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus, and the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts. Assemblymember Calderon is a member of the Insurance Committee, Appropriations Committee, Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and the Human Services Committee.
In 2015, Assemblymember Ian Calderon was named Legislator of the Year by TechNet and received the Internet Champion Award from the Internet Association. He was also named one of TechAmerica’s 2014 California Tech Champions. Assemblymember Calderon received the 2015 President's Award from the California Association of Museums and was named as a Legislative “Arts Champion” by Californians for the Arts.
Assemblymember Calderon resides in Whittier with his wife Elise.