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June 5, 2018 — Elecciones Primarias de California

Asamblea Estatal de CaliforniaCandidato para Distrito 58

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Ivan Altamirano

Vicealcalde/hombre de negocios
3,809 votos (7.6%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Atención médica: el acceso a la atención médica de calidad es un derecho, no un privilegio. Como miembro de la asamblea estatal, Ivan luchará para reducir los precios de los medicamentos con receta y reformará nuestro sistema de atención médica para
  • Vivienda asequible: la disponibilidad y la asequibilidad de la vivienda se ha convertido en un problema de crisis en California. Estoy comprometido a desarrollar y apoyar soluciones que alivien nuestra escasez de vivienda y crisis de asequibilidad.
  • Aire y agua limpios: proteger nuestro medio ambiente es esencial para la salud de nuestra comunidad. California continuará liderando el camino para reducir las emisiones de carbono, luchar por aire y agua limpios, e invertir en energía limpia y renov



Profesión:Concejal municipal/propietario de pequeña empresa
Miembro del Concejo, Ciudad de Commerce (2012–actual)
Miembro del Concejo de la Ciudad de Commerce, Consejo de la Ciudad de Commerce — Cargo elegido (2013–actual)
Miembro del Concejo de la Ciudad de Commerce, Consejo de la Ciudad de Commerce — Cargo designado (2012–2013)


A proud father of three and devoted husband, Ivan Altamirano is a team player, a man who leads from the front, dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help his fellow neighbors fight for their dreams.

A high-school dropout, at-risk youth, and a juvenile who was headed in the wrong direction typically do not describe a future political figure. But Ivan is unlike most. He had a rough upbringing in an era when communities were gang-infested. He spent a short time in juvenile hall and later became a father at just 17. These challenges are what forged his future toward a life of public service.

At 19, Ivan turned his life around. He became certified in air-conditioning and heating and earned his GED and Associates in Science at L.A. Trade Tech. Learning what hard work and commitment truly means, he first worked as a service technician, clocking 80-hour weeks. After a series of other certifications and trainings, including the Local 250 Pipe Fitters Union, Ivan launched his own business Ambient A/C & Heating Inc. in 2005. The business took off, employing both full-time staff and subcontractors. However, with the 2008 financial crisis, Ambient A/C & Heating suffered a severe economic downfall. Ivan lost assets and experienced hardships.

But he is a fighter. In June 2009, he connected with Les Brown, one of the world’s most renowned inspirational speakers, and organized an event called “Fight For Your Dream.” This catapulted him toward fighting for his own dream. He returned to the air-conditioning industry to rebuild his business while putting local subcontractors back to work.

In March 2012, his beloved city, the City of Commerce, had a vacant council seat. Citizens were invited to apply for a one-year appointment to City Council. Out of 23 qualified applicants, Ivan was chosen and thereafter appointed. The City Administrator acknowledged Ivan’s tenacity and said, “He parachuted in the middle of a crisis and hit the ground running.” In partnership with Council Members, city employees, and Unions, Ivan worked to generate new initiatives to spark economic reform; the city itself was also experiencing its own economic struggles.

Within three months of his appointment to the City Council, he spearheaded his first project: the Citadel Express Shuttle, a transportation bus that operates on natural gas and travels to numerous stops from Commerce to Downtown Los Angeles. Of all the transportation benefits the City of Commerce offers, the Citadel Express Shuttle is known as having the highest ridership in Commerce.

During Ivan’s first year on Council, the City planned to lay off many employees. Teamwork collaboration between City Council and AFSCME Union ensured layoffs were revoked. In fact, more jobs were created. From there, Ivan used the momentum of Citadel Express Shuttle’s success to expand positive programs like Art in Public Places and City Beautification. He also prompted an early shutdown of an environmental pollutant, the Refuse Facility, that burns 360 tons of trash a day, requiring the use of 120 trucks daily—all within a mere 1,000 yards from residential areas. The Refuse Facility is scheduled to shutdown in June 2018, something Ivan considers a huge win for the community.

His commitment to the City of Commerce and neighboring cities, a place that has watched him fall and rise up, is unwavering. He is impassioned to bring back the middle class. This means helping businesses thrive. Though his political career was unplanned, he has embraced the opportunity as an elected official because he can influence change. He gives voice to those who feel they are not heard. Supporters have told Ivan, “You give hope to people, and that’s stronger than a promise.”

Because of his success as a Council Member, Ivan is now running for State Assembly District 58. His focus is public safety, education, mental health, homelessness, housing, transportation, infrastructure, environmental initiatives, youth programs, and caring for seniors. He knows firsthand the importance of ensuring kids grow up in safe and healthy neighborhoods. He also believes we must care for the elderly, those who protected us when we were children. Currently, he is working with Council Members and community leaders to create a new Sheriff Station to serve the region.

During his six years on City Council, during which he was re-elected in 2013 and 2017, he has served as the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, sat on the board for Southeast Water Coalition, Gateway Cities Council of Governments, Sanitation Districts, and is currently Chair Director of the Refuse Facility, Economic Development Committee, and Beautification Committee.

Ivan also co-authored a book with other speakers titled “Meeting Les Brown”, and all proceeds are given to adopted children and their families.

Having grown up across from City Hall in the City of Commerce, Ivan Altamirano knows his past does not equal his future. Instead, his upbringing continues to inspire him to pursue a life of public service for his neighboring cities.While eventually, his desire is to tackle global issues like world hunger and environmental advocacy, he’s starting where he can: his community. He believes in the power of change and is driven to pay it forward as others have done for him. As his mentor says, “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you must start to be great!”

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Dinero total recaudado: $281,411

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

Commerce Casino and employees
Avila Alliance and employees
TELACU and employees
Employees of Craig Realty Group
Mastery In Transformational Trainining Inc. dba M.I.T.T. Institute Inc.

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Por estado:

California 94.72%
Maryland 1.59%
Arizona 0.85%
Colorado 0.36%
Connecticut 0.36%
Georgia 0.36%
Massachusetts 0.36%
Montana 0.36%
New York 0.36%
Other 0.69%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (98.56%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (1.44%)

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (47.84%)
De individuos (52.16%)
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Secretaría del Estado de California de MapLight.

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