Steve Bradford

B.A., Political Science, 1985

Steven Bradford

Steve Bradford was elected as the California State Senator of the 35th District. Previously, he represented the 51st and 62nd Assembly Districts. In the State Legislature, Bradford dedicated his time to environmental justice as it relates to commerce. As Chair of the Committee on Utilities & Commerce, he authored legislation to promote renewable, clean energy and to protect and enhance local neighborhood security. Bradford also supported a statewide increase in California’s minimum wage, helped the state rebound following the Great Recession, and expanded health insurance for our state’s residents to improve the quality of life for millions of Californians.

Prior to Bradford’s government service, he worked as a public affairs manager for Southern California Edison. He served as a Program Director for the Los Angeles Conservation Corp., where he established and managed over a hundred recycling accounts, worked with Tree People to plant hundreds of trees, and employed hundreds of young adults.

An avid supporter of conservation efforts, Bradford served as the solid waste director for the City of Compton for two years where he established the city’s first curbside recycling program. He also served two years as the district director for the late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald. Bradford made history when he became the first African American elected to the Gardena City Council.