Candidate for Secretary of State
Ruben holds a Master’s Degree in Military History with a specialty in Counter-terrorism, which is particularly important for the position of Secretary of State. He also holds FEMA Incident Commander certificates and other extensive emergency response training.
State Senator Ricardo Lara was elected to his first term in the State Senate of California in 2012. Prior to servince in the senate, Sen. Lara served in the State Assembly and on Planning Commission for City of Los Angeles. Before running for office, Sen. Lara served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Firebaugh when he was Majority Leader, and as District Director for then-Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nuñez, before serving as Communications Director for then-Assembly Member, Kevin De León.
California's statewide primary will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.