Senator Bob J. Archuleta, a former Presidential Appointee and Pico Rivera city mayor, has dedicated his life to serving his community and his country proudly.
He was elected in November 2018 to the California State Senate to represent the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles County and Orange County..
Senator Archuleta is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
He also serves on the following committees: Business, Professions and Economic Development; Governmental Organizations; and Insurance.
Senator Archuleta served as a Presidential Appointee under the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama as a member on the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy at West Point. The senator was the first American of Mexican descent to be appointed by any President as a member of the Board, and was immediately elected its co-chair.
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He also served on the Los Angeles County Military Veteran Affairs Commission; the United States Army Advisory Board for Military Recruitment; the Los Angeles County Library Commission. He is a combat veteran and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and served with the Montebello Police Department.
The Committee on Veterans Affairs is responsible for considering legislative measures pertaining to military and veterans issues. It also has legislative oversight of existing executive branch agencies and programs that implement ongoing military and veteran programs previously enacted into law by the Legislature. This includes holding oversight and information hearings on issue areas that fall within the committee’s assigned jurisdiction.
Senator Archuleta has received Congressional Recognition Awards and Proclamations for Service and has been recognized by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Hispanic American Airborne Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He grew up in the neighborhood of Lincoln Heights in Los Angeles, and started working as a young boy delivering newspapers and other jobs in the neighborhood.
Bob graduated from Salesian High School and later enlisted in the United States Army serving in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He passed on the tradition of public service to his five children.
Bob went on to Rio Hondo College Police Academy, where he was president of his academy class, and later joined the Montebello Police Department as a reserve police officer.
He is married to his wife Rose and has five children, with two sons who have graduated from West Point and are currently serving in the military. One is in the Pentagon and the other in the East Coast.