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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Bob Blumenfield

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 40

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Bob Blumenfield lives in Woodland Hills with his wife Kafi and their daughter Nia. His parents Michael and Susan have the house right across the street and his siblings live nearby with their families. He has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for San Fernando Valley residents for more than 16 years and has been involved with public policy issues for more than 20 years.

He is probably best known for being the District Director to Congressman Howard L. Berman. He has served the community in this capacity for more than seven years. Prior to that was dedicated to environmental restoration, creating urban parks and preserving open space in our area as the Director of Government Affairs for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. And, prior to that he served the community by working as Congressman Berman's Legislative Director and Budget Committee Designee. He has also worked for Senator Bill Bradley, Clean Water Action and on numerous short term campaigns.

Bob is a fierce advocate for equality and social justice. He is the Chair of the Valley Anti-Defamation League, the Vice Chair of the California Trust For Public Schools, and a Boardmember of LA League of Conservation Board (on leave during the campaign). He is also involved in numerous other organizations and Democratic clubs.

Bob first got involved with social activism and change through politics as a youth journalist for an national youth empowerment organization now known as Children's Pressline. He remains involved with this organization to this day as a Boardmember. He also serves on the Valley Leadership Institute Board because he feels it is critically important to train and develop leadership in the Valley.

He studied public policy at Duke University as an undergraduate, business at UCLA (Anderson School of Business Executive Program) and Communications at USC (Annenberg School for Communications).

He has worked putting together coalitions for change across every level of government and has also developed effective public-private partnerships. He knows the legislative process like no other in this Assembly race and is the one candidate who is not only dedicated to improving our future, but has the background and know-how to make it happen.

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