Eric J. Perrodin

Eric Joseph Perrodin (born February 26, 1959)[2] is an American politician who served as Mayor of Compton, California from 2001–2013.[3]

Eric Perrodin
Mayor of Compton, California
In office
2001 – July 2, 2013
Preceded byOmar Bradley
Succeeded byAja Brown
Personal details
Eric Joseph Perrodin[1]

(1959-02-26) February 26, 1959 (age 62)[2]
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.[2]
ResidenceCompton, California, U.S.
Alma materCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills[3]
OccupationDeputy District Attorney, police officer[3]


Perrodin grew up in Compton, California. Soon after graduation from California State University, Dominguez Hills, he began working for the Compton Police Department. While serving as a police officer, he pursued a law degree at Loyola Law School.[4] After 12 years with the department, Perrodin left to become a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County.[3]

In 2001, Perrodin defeated the incumbent mayor, Omar Bradley. He was re-elected in 2005[3] and 2009. He has the distinction of being Compton's longest-serving mayor.

Perrodin was investigated in 2007 by the California State Bar for threatening to violate a local newspaper's First Amendment rights after the paper printed an investigative report relative to a contract granted to one of Perrodin's associates. Following the report, Perrodin threatened to yank the city's advertising contract with the paper[5] A Times review of city records shows Perrodin was absent from city board and commission meetings nearly two-thirds of the time between July 2009 and July 2010.[6]

2013 ElectionEdit

On June 4, 2013, Perrodin was defeated in Compton's municipal election by political newcomer Aja Brown. Brown went on to become the second female mayor (after Doris A. Davis) and the youngest mayor (at the age of 31) ever elected in Compton.


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  2. ^ a b c "California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]". United States: The Generations Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-11-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Eric J. Perrodin, Mayor". Compton, California: The City of Compton, California. 2005. Retrieved 2010-11-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ California, The State Bar of. "State Bar of CA :: Eric Joseph Perrodin".
  5. ^ District Attorney's Office Probing Prosecutor Over Alleged Threats. "Metropolitan News-Enterprise".
  6. ^ Sewell, Abby (September 9, 2010). "Compton council fires city manager". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 29, 2016. Charles Evans is the second top administrator to be fired in three years. Mayor Eric Perrodin says the top priority for a new city manager will be to reestablish a local police department in Compton.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Omar Bradley
Mayor of Compton, California
Succeeded by
Aja Brown