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In New Radio Ad, State Senator Steven Bradford Thanks SD-35 Residents for Re-Electing Him in Nov. 3 Election

GARDENA, CA – Today, California State Senator Steven Bradford released a radio ad thanking voters in State Senate District 35 for decisively re-electing him on November 3rd, with 73% of the vote.

In the ad, which will be running on the radio waves of KJLH, Senator Bradford remarks how he is “honored to go back to the Senate and continue the work we’ve done in criminal justice reform and ending homelessness in California.”

Since his election to the Senate in 2016, Bradford has authored new state laws increasing teacher pay across the state, forcing big banks to become more transparent, holding utilities accountable for safety spending, incentivizing savings and financial security, supporting the rights of crime victims, ensuring college athletes are compensated for their work, and more. Senator Bradford has also led the charge to allow judges to use their discretion on whether to add gun enhancements to felony charges and to establish a registry of bad cops.

Seeing the racial inequity in government contracting, Bradford authored legislation to ensure diversity in which companies receive government contracts from gas tax money. Bradford played a leading role in securing money to revitalize The Forum in Inglewood, and wrote a bill that would bring the LA Clippers to Inglewood as well.

In the aftermath of too many disasters in which utility companies failed to properly invest in public safety, Bradford authored a law increasing oversight over the way utilities spend money on public safety related projects.

Prior to serving in the Senate, Bradford served as a State Assemblymember for 5 years, and as the first African American ever on the Gardena City Council, where he served for over 12 years.

Senate District 35 includes the communities of Carson, Compton, West Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Torrance, San Pedro, West Carson, Watts, Willowbrook, and Wilmington.

Bradford currently chairs the Senate Banking Committee, and the Select Committee on Boys and Men of Color. He previously Chaired the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee. Bradford earned his BA in political science from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Bradford was raised in Gardena, and lives there to this day.

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