Steven Bradford

Steven Bradford

District: 
Senator, 35th District
Role: 
2nd Vice-Chair, California Legislative Black Caucus
Body: 

Elected to the state senate November 2016, Steven Bradford represents the 35th senatorial district, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook,Wilmington and part of south Los Angeles. He formerly served in the state assembly and as Mayor of Gardena. Senator Bradford is a proud life-long public servant and activist, who has spent his career focused on one objective—to represent the communities, neighborhoods and constituents he was elected to serve. Steve grew up in Gardena. His mother, a nurse, instilled in him a strong values of caring for others and giving back to the community. His father, a small business owner, taught him the importance of speaking up and out against injustice. In the Assembly,Steven served as Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. There, he worked tirelessly to correct the many institutional injustices that plague young Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander males. Senator Bradford earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at California State University, Dominguez Hills and San Diego State University. He enjoys golf and coaches both baseball and football at Rowley Park in the City of Gardena. He is the proud founder of the Gardena Jazz Festival; one of the most popular events in the entire South Bay!

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Steven Bradford