Mayor Mark E. Pulido was elected to the Cerritos City Council in March 2011.
A proud Cerritos resident since 1972, Mayor 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. Mayor 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.
Mayor Pulido serves on the City's ABC Unified School District, Parks and Recreation, Performing Arts, Personnel and County Health Department/Health Insurance Committees. Mayor Pulido is the Council’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.
Mayor 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, Mayor 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.
Mayor Pulido 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.
Pulido and his wife Gloria have two children.