Benjamin Cárdenas is a seasoned public service director with over a decade of Congressional work experience both in the Los Angeles region and Washington, DC. He is an innovative leader and problem solver with extensive background in federal, state and local government affairs.
His extensive Congressional work experience provides him with in-depth knowledge of transportation, water, mental health, business, trade, veterans’ affairs, labor, housing, military academies and immigration, among other legislative issues.
Ben's areas of expertise include: event and project management; community service and organizing; strategic planning; community and political fundraising; government & public affairs; relationship building; municipal and state legislative affairs.
He currently serves as District Director for U.S. Representative Grace F. Napolitano, representing the 32nd Congressional District encompassing the San Gabriel Valley cities and communities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Industry, Covina, West Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Monrovia, Glendora and San Dimas.
Ben proudly serves on the Board of Education for the Montebello Unified School District representing over 55,000 K-12 and Adult-Education students combined and overseeing an operating budget of nearly $278 million dollars.
He is the co-founder and current president of the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA), Co-Founder and Member of the CHCI Alumni Association-Los Angeles Chapter and past president and member of the Eastmont Community Center Board of Directors.
Ben believes in a holistic approach to problem solving. Hence, his experience and passion for politics, education, community and civic engagement.