The Candidate

Meet Mario Trujillo

Leadership. Vision. Experience.

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As a child, it was his single mother’s passion for community and justice that influenced Mario the most. From her, he learned the value of education and standing up for the rights of all citizens. His upbringing served as the foundation for successful careers as a primary and college-level teacher and a respected county deputy district attorney.

Despite a remarkable record of professional achievement, his dedication to family and passion for public service remain steadfast and continue to serve as his most cherished accomplishments.

“I love this community and its people. As your councilman, my experience in education, business, and the justice system will allow me to make a real difference for our families.” Mario Trujillo

Mario Trujillo… A life built on family and service.

Father of 3 children, all educated in Downey schools  

Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA
UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts
Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Professional Career
Elementary School Teacher, South Los Angeles
Deputy In-Charge, DA’s Bellflower office
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County (1996-Present)

                   115 jury trials with a 92% conviction rate

Prosecutor, Hardcore Gang Division
Felony Prosecutor, LA County Victim Impact Program
Associate Instructor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Community Service
President, Los Angeles County Mexican American Bar Association (2009)
President, La Raza Lawyers Association (2010)
Past President, Downey Kiwanis Club 
Lieutenant Governor, Kiwanis International
Member, Gallatin Elementary School Site Council
Board Member, Downey YMCA
Board Member, MABA PAC
Board Member, Latino Prosecutors Association
Board Member, Community Lawyers, Inc.
Board Member, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Board Member, HONOR PAC

Awards & Recognitions
“Access to Justice Award” from Ferias Legales
Attorney of the Year, South East District Bar Association (2011)



Mario Trujillo has prepared his entire life to address the issues and challenges confronting Downey families and businesses today and in the future. With your support we can continue to build a dynamic community together and provide each citizen with an ever-improving quality of life.