Steven Bradford brings a lifetime of experience to the California Legislature. In over two decades of public service – first, as a Gardena City Councilmember, then as a State Assemblymember, and now as a State Senator.
Senator Bradford is the current Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications. He serves on the Committee on Public Safety, where, as Chair in 2021, he authored Senate Bill 2, which established California's first statewide police decertification process. He also wrote landmark legislation that allowed the County of Los Angeles to return property stolen from the Bruce family – Bruce's beach, to the descendants of the Bruce family
Before his service in local and state government, Senator Bradford worked for Southern California Edison. He was also a District Director for Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, a Program Director for the LA Conservation Corps, a National Director of Bigger and Better Business for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and a marketing and sales representative for International Business Machines Corporation.
Senator Bradford grew up in Gardena, where he resides to this day. He is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills.