Born and raised in Stockton, Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua is a lifelong Democrat. Carlos served on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors from 2008-2016. As the Supervisor for a District that rests entirely within the 13th Assembly District, he was able to work with his fellow supervisors in fighting for his district and the county as a whole to turn around the County General Hospital, saving healthcare in San Joaquin County, and attracting employers and creating good paying jobs for local working families by expanding both the Stockton Metropolitan Airport and the Port of Stockton.

Advocacy on behalf of his constituents and San Joaquin County has been a top priority for Assemblymember Villapudua. After his term on the Board of Supervisors, he served as the CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, advocating for minority-owned small businesses locally and in Sacramento. Before election to the State Assembly, Assemblymember Villapudua served as the Governmental Relations Manager for Western Pacific Truck School, where he advocates on both a state and local level for increase funding for vocational education and well paying jobs and benefits that can support a household without having to take a 2nd and 3rd job like so many are forced to do these days.

Assemblymember Villapudua is married to his wife Edith, and their blended family of four daughters. From his youngest who just started Pre-K to his oldest who just began her college journey at San Diego State University.