Raised by hard-working immigrant parents, Congressman Tony Cárdenas was brought up with simple ideals – that integrity and dedication were the keys to success. These are the qualities that he has brought to his career as a public servant, and he continues to offer that today as a United States Congressman.
Congressman Cárdenas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2013 for the 113th Congress (2013-2014) and has represented California’s 29th district since. Now in the 115th Congress (2017-2018), Congressman Cárdenas sits on the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which he was elected to in his first term. In addition to being a member of Congress’s most established committee, Congressman Cárdenas is a member of House Democratic Leadership, elected by the entire Democratic Caucus to serve as the Caucus Leadership Representative, a voice for members who have served five terms or less.
While only serving in Congress for two terms, Congressman Cárdenas has committed to bringing awareness and change to the issues most important to the San Fernando Valley and its families. He has been recognized locally and nationally for his stance on common sense gun reform, juvenile justice, and championing solutions that will make the U.S. economy even stronger to bring better-paying jobs to the American people.
Congressman Cárdenas also launched the Connecting the Americas Caucus, along with Congressman Carlos Curbelo in 2015 which focuses on strengthening relationships and business opportunities between the United States and Central and South American countries. Congressman Cárdenas is also a member of: the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues; the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus; the LGBT Equality Caucus; and the Small Business Caucus, amongst many others.
Having served over 20 years in public office, Congressman Tony Cárdenas made history, becoming the first Latino elected to represent the San Fernando Valley in the United States Congress. He continues his passionate commitment to the community in Washington.