Gloria Pulido is a second generation Filipino American, born and baptized
in Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles, and the daughter of a retired United
States Navy veteran. Gloria has lived in Cerritos since 1979. Currently,
she is an appointee to the ABC Unified School District Strategic Planning
Committee, is a board member of the foundation for her daughter’s
elementary school and the Vice Chair-Los Angeles Region of the Filipino
American Democratic Caucus of the California Democratic Party. She is a
member of the Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles and served as an
Executive Officer, an Advisor and the Scholarship Chairperson.
Professionally, she has been a state employee since 1998. From 1998 –
2006, she was a legislative staffer to two former Assemblymembers that
represented her hometown of Cerritos. Since 2007, she has served as Senior
Assistant to California State Controller John Chiang in his Los Angeles
office. As a state employee, Gloria is a member of SEIU Local 1000 and a
member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO.
Gloria held the position of Public Relations Coordinator and Outreach/
Project Assistant at Operation Manong at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
and a Radio Talk Show Producer/Host at KNDI 1270 AM Radio Station in
She received her Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Hawaii
at Manoa and earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University
of California, Los Angeles.
Gloria is married to Cerritos Mayor Mark Pulido and they are the proud
parents of two children. Both were former students in the Filipino Cultural