Mark E. Pulido,
Updated March 12, 2015
Councilmember Mark E. Pulido was elected to the Cerritos City Council in March 2011. He served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2013–2014 and was selected as Mayor in 2014. Councilmember Pulido was re-elected to the City Council in 2015.
A proud Cerritos resident since 1972, Councilmember Pulido has an extensive history of local community service and professional work experience in local, state and federal government. He was elected to the ABC Unified School District Board in 2001 and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He served as Board President in 2007–2008 and concluded his service in March 2011. Councilmember Pulido also served as the Board Liaison for the ABC Federal Head Start and State Preschool programs for seven years. In 2009, the Los Angeles County Office of Education honored Pulido with its "Board Member of the Year" award. In 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Pulido to serve on the CaliforniaVolunteers Commission.
Councilmember Pulido serves on the City's Budget/Finance, Performing Arts, Personnel, Parks and Recreation and County Health Department/Health Insurance Committees. Councilmember Pulido is the Council's delegate to the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, Gateway Cities Council of Governments — 91/605/405 Corridor Cities Committee and Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19/Waste Management.
Councilmember Pulido is the District Director for Congressman Alan Lowenthal. He previously worked for the California Legislature for more than a decade, serving as District Director to State Senator Alan Lowenthal. Prior to that, he served as a legislative consultant with the California State Assembly in the Los Angeles offices of Assembly Speakers Robert M. Hertzberg, Herb J. Wesson Jr. and Fabian Núñez. In the 1990s, Councilmember Pulido worked for the City of Long Beach in the City Manager's Office, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, the Budget Bureau, the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department and the Gang Intervention/Prevention Program.
Councilmember Pulido graduated with honors from Whitney High School in the ABC Unified School District. He received his bachelor's degree in History and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as UCLA Student Body President. He received his Master of Public Policy degree from The University of Chicago as a Woodrow Wilson National Fellow. Additionally, during his graduate studies, he served as a graduate fellow of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute at the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau for Justice Assistance in Washington, D.C.
Councilmember Pulido and his wife Gloria have two children.