Speaker Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon was sworn-in as the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly on March 7, 2016.

Rendon represents the 63rd Assembly District, which includes nine cities in Southeast Los Angeles County.

In 2017, Rendon led the most progressive and productive legislative session in memory – a year in which the Assembly passed a landmark $52 billion transportation funding plan, extension of California’s cap-and-trade program, first-of-its-kind clean air measure, and legislation to address the affordable housing crisis. The 2017 state budget included expansion of the earned income tax credit and child care eligibility, record investment in education, and reforms to the Board of Equalization and University of California.

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Rendon was an educator, non-profit executive director, and environmental activist.

He attended Cerritos Community College and California State University, Fullertonand earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.

Rendon resides in Lakewood with his wife Annie.