Speaker Series » Tony Cardenas - September 20, 2017

Tony Cardenas - September 20, 2017

Raised by hard-working immigrant parents, Tony Cárdenas was brought up with simple ideals – that integrity and dedication were the keys to success. These are the qualities that he has brought to his career as a public servant, and he continues to offer that today as a United States Congressman.

Rep. Cárdenas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2013 for the 113th Congress (2013-2014) and has represented California’s 29th district since. Now in the 114th Congress (2015-2016), Rep. Cárdenas sits on the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which he was elected to in his first term. The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest of the "authorizing" committees in the House. In addition to being a member of Congress’s most established committee, Rep. Cárdenas is a member of House Democratic Leadership, elected by the entire Democratic Caucus to serve as the Caucus Leadership Representative, a voice for members who have served five terms or less.

While only serving in Congress for two terms, Rep. Cárdenas has committed to bringing awareness and change to the issues most important to the San Fernando Valley and its families. He has been recognized locally and nationally for his stance on common sense gun reform, juvenile justice, and championing solutions that will make the U.S. economy even stronger to bring better-paying jobs to the American people.