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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 58

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Pedro Aceituno

City Councilmember/Businessman
6,386 votes (12.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Advocating for Safe Neighborhoods by ensuring our local law enforcement and first responders have the resources to protect our families and children
  • Create a 58th AD Education Committee consisting of Parents, Teachers, and Students to make recommendations on how to improve access to affordable and quality education from Pre-K to Higher Education
  • Improving wages and economic development by working with Business, Labor, and Civic Leaders to bring good paying jobs to our area



Profession:City Councilmember/Businessman
Small Business Owner/ Realtor, Self (1985–current)
Councilmember, City of Bell Gardens — Elected position (2002–current)


As a member of the Bell Gardens City Council for over 16 years and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Central Basin Municipal Water District, Pedro Aceituno has proven he has the experience necessary to govern and to provide the leadership currently lacking in the 58th Assembly District.

As longtime elected representative of the Southeast communities, Pedro Aceituno has earned a solid reputation for his innovative programs to address public safety, low to moderate-income housing, homelessness, transportation, business development and other challenges facing local California cities.  A life-long resident of Bell Gardens, He and his wife Vicky have been married for 18 years and have two children.

With Pedro Aceituno’s leadership, the City of Bell Gardens completed one of the biggest retail shopping developments in the City’s history. In addition, he helped spearhead the development of the $50 million Bicycle Casino hotel project which has provided much needed tax revenue and hundreds of new jobs for the community. He has also been the driving force behind local park improvements, new recreational programs, expanded senior citizens activities, and worked hard to put more police officers on the streets of the community.  Pedro Aceituno’s past voting record confirms his strong support of law enforcement and he is totally committed to providing the necessary tools and resources to keep our families safe.

Today, with the challenges of several propositions and legislation that are causing the early release of violent felons and sexual predators, Pedro Aceituno will ensure that public safety remains a top priority. He strongly feels that the California Legislature needs to refocus its priorities to ensure legislation is enacted that helps reduce crime and keep Californians safe. As a member of the California State Assembly, he will do everything in his power to ensure that happens.

As a former member of the Board of Directors of the Central Basin Municipal Water District, Pedro Aceituno focused on providing clean, reliable water service to nearly two million people living in southeast Los Angeles County. He understands the importance of protecting our water resources today and for future generations of Californians.

Pedro Aceituno also recognizes the importance of developing transportation that will move Californians more rapidly, environmentally friendly and energy efficient. As a member of the Board of Directors of Eco-Rapid Transit, he is working with other elected officials to pursue the development of a state-of-the-art high-speed rail system that will enhance our quality of life as we move throughout our communities.

Pedro Aceituno wants to go to Sacramento to make sure the needs and challenges of the 58th Assembly District are met. Whether its education, jobs, transportation, the environment, or combating crime, Pedro Aceituno will make sure our voice is heard.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $238,118

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

Pedro Aceituno
Bicycle Casino and employees
Vip Real Estate Firm and employees
Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin
Athens Services
Buena Vista Technologies Inc.
California Casino Management
Celebrity Hotel & Casinos
Committee to Elect Pulido for City Council 2018
Fiesta Taxi Co-Op, Inc.
Los Angelesf County Disposal Assoc.
North Cord Management, LLC
Primestor Develpment, Inc.
Tequila Jacks Inc.
Universal Media Group Inc.
Vert Management LLC

More information about contributions

By State:

California 99.92%
New Mexico 0.08%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.81%)
Small contributions (0.19%)

By Type:

From organizations (53.95%)
From individuals (46.05%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

HONESTY, TRUST AND RESPECT – is what you deserve from your representatives. As a City Councilmember, I served the community by using these three principles to guide me. As your next Assemblymember I will continue to live by these guiding principles and work on respectable policies to strengthen our neighborhoods. I am running for State Assembly to serve you and to help bring back pride to our communities.

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