Mark Pulido takes over as Cerritos mayor

CERRITOS – Mark Pulido was selected as mayor of Cerritos and Carol Chen as mayor pro tem by their colleagues during the City Council’s reorganization meeting March 19. Pulido was first elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2013. He previously served on the ABC Unified School District school board from 2001 to 2011, including a term as board president in 2007-08.

Pulido serves on the City’s ABC Unified School District, Parks and Recreation, Performing Arts, Personnel and County Health Department/Health Insurance Committees. He is Cerrito’s delegate to the California Contract Cities Association and the Gateway Cities Council of Governments – 91/605 Corridor Cities Committee. He is the third alternate to the Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18/Waste Management and Sanitation District 19/Waste Management.

Chen was elected to the City Council in June 2008, re-elected in March 2009, and served as mayor of Cerritos from 2011–2012. She was re-elected to the City Council again in 2013.

She is a member of the City Council’s Budget/Finance, Business and Industry, Library and Performing Arts Committees. Councilmember Chen is the Council’s delegate to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and the Workforce Investment Board – Policy Board.

Outgoing mayor Bruce Barrows has served on the council since 2007. He previously served on the City Council from 1994 to 2003, and has served four terms as mayor. Barrows has served on numerous city and regional committees.

Councilmember Joseph Cho, Ph.D. has served on the council since 2007 and served as mayor in 2010-2011. He is an active member of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce and is the founder and a member of the Mid-Cities Korean American Chamber of Commerce.

Councilmember George Ray was elected in 2013 and previously served on the Planning Commission, Fine Arts and Historical Commission and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Arts Education at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.



Published: March 27, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 50