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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Bob Blumenfield

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 40

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  • District Director and political advisor to Congressman Howard Berman
  • Former Legislative Director on Congressman Berman's staff in Washington
  • Former Government Affairs Director for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • Former aide to Senator Bill Bradley
  • Graduate (with honors) from Duke University, majored in Public Policy Studies
  • Graduate, Anderson School of Business Executive Program at UCLA
  • Completed coursework at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC


  • Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • Member, Valley Grassroots for Democracy
  • Member, Democrats for Israel
  • Member, Democratic State Central Committee
  • Worked on the Clinton/Gore Campaign (1992) and helped coordinate the Clinton/Gore Valley Coordinated Campaign (1996)
  • Volunteered for Kerry for President in 2004 and has also worked on many local, state and congressional races
  • Participated in every National Democratic Nominating Convention since 1980


  • Founding member of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade Committee
  • Chair, Valley Anti-Defamation League Advisory Board
  • Graduate, Valley Leadership Institute
  • Boardmember, L.A. League of Conservation Voters
  • Member of the West Valley Jewish Community Center Public Affairs Committee
  • Member, California Highway Patrol Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Boardmember, Children's Pressline national youth journalism/advocacy organization
  • Vice Chair, California Trust For Public Schools


  • Played a critical role in securing $130 million to expedite the carpool lane on the northbound 405 freeway
  • Worked with Congressman Berman to secure tens of millions in federal funding for a variety of important local projects including an environmental at-risk youth camp, the Children's Museum, a gang-prevention program with Communities in Schools, a Tree People demonstration project, an innovative Senior Transportation Project, greening and flood projects, a Transit Station Extension at Valley College, enhanced landscaping along the Orange Bus Line, a Nurses Training Program, a domestic violence program, and a natural gas fueling station.
  • Point person for Congressman Berman's legislation which brought billions of dollars in aid to the Valley after the Northridge Earthquake.
  • Drafted and developed the 1997 Strategic Plan for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
  • Worked to acquire thousands of acres of open space for public use and protection.
  • Wrote legislation to rout out corporate welfare to defense contractors who were being subsidized for overseas trade-shows.
  • Worked closely with the Government Accounting Office to reveal defense Contractor fraud with regard to the Nation's Missile Defense Program.


  • Bob Blumenfield lives in Woodland Hills with his wife, Kafi, and their baby daughter, Nia.
  • His siblings and their families also live in the Valley.

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