Valley lawmaker seeks date, age hazy
If one were looking to find evidence that politics has reached another modern stage, you might find it in the Golden Empire.
According to screenshots provided to The Sun, Asm. Rudy Salas (D–Bakersfield) is looking for some love in the digital world.
The problem? Salas is said to be guilty of one of the deadly sins of online dating: misrepresenting your age.
In two screenshots, taken by a Bumble and Tinder user visiting the southern San Joaquin Valley, Salas lists his age as 34.
According to his official biography, he was born in 1977, which makes him 45 years old, which is 10 years older than his dating profiles suggest.
Salas finds himself in the middle of a congressional battle with Rep. David Valadao (R – Hanford) in the newly drawn 22nd congressional district, anchored in southern Kings and Kern counties.
In the Q&A section of his Bumble profile, Salas states that his favorite qualities in a person include “honesty, loyalty, and a good heart.”
He also listed his occupation and employer as an “agent” of the “government”.
The Sun reached out to Salas’ office to confirm that the California Assemblyman and five-term congressional candidate is an active user of the dating app and to seek clarification on the sizable age gap on the profiles.
His office did not respond to inquiries before publication.