BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Wednesday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas was named the Legislator of the Year by the American Legion.
Salas was recognized for his leadership, support and dedication to the veterans and service members of California.
"It is an incredible honor and I am deeply humbled to receive the Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year award from the American Legion" said Assemblymember Salas. "California is home to nearly 2 million veterans, it is our duty to serve and fight for the rights of veterans. I've been a proud partner fighting for veteran's rights against discrimination, increased access to services and honoring our servicemembers past and present. Thank you American Legion for honoring me as your Legislator of the Year and thank you for your continued efforts in supporting veterans and their families."
Salas has been an active member of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee for over 6 years and this year introduced a bill that would exempt disabled veterans from paying sales tax and use tax on adaptive automotive equipment. He also introduced a bill that would provide personal income tax relief for active duty service members and veterans.