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Steve Anthony Colangelo of American Event Rentals to Run for Congress!


Steve, Patricia & KalliRental man, Steve Anthony Colangelo, owner of American Event Rentals, needs the support of the equipment rental community as he begins his run for the 9th district congressional seat against a 4 term incumbent.

Born in 1960 in Sacramento, Steve is a lifelong resident of California’s Central Valley, growing up on a 38-acre farm. He enjoyed a career as an announcer and on-air personality on KROY, KWOD 106 and KGNR News Radio 132; started Metro Expositions in 1985, producing home and garden shows in Lodi, Stockton, and Modesto; and he and his wife Karen created American Convention and Exposition Services in 1992, a company which has played a key role in building more than 100 successful events across California.


In 2004, Steve and Karen purchased Galaxy Rentals and developed a small retail business into what is now known as American Event Rentals, the leading event supply company in the Central Valley for weddings, graduation parties, and other important community and family events. Steve is also the proud recipient of the American Rental Association Person of the Year Award for Region Nine, Steve and Karen are very involved in their community–Steve is a past president of the Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Stockton Asparagus Festival and has also served as the financial vice president of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

Steve knows and understands rental industry issues–regulations, jobs and crime–and he would be a voice for our industry! You can read more about his campaign and take advantage of several opportunities to learn more and support him in his efforts by going to his website, .