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Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2009 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Ron Galperin

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 5

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CITIZEN & NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE: Member, Bel Air‐Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council; Outreach Committee Chair; President, Crests Neighborhood Association; former V.P. Miracle Mile Residential Association; Representative to coalition of Westside and San Fernando Valley Council District 5 resident groups.

TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC SAFETY ACTIVIST: Member, Westside Transportation Partners; Member, California 42nd Assembly District transportation advisory committee; Member, Los Angeles Police Department West L.A. Police Advisory Board.

COMMUNITY LEADER: Advisor, Mayor of Los Angeles on behalf of the West L.A. Planning area regarding City budget; Adviser, City and County of Los Angeles regarding tax assessments. Organizer, varied West L.A. and San Fernando Valley clean‐up, emergency preparedness, and Los Angeles Fire Department projects; Funding Reviewer, United Way Los Angeles 2007 funding and allocation panel.

CIVIL RIGHTS DEFENDER: Member, Human Relations Commission LGBT committee, Equality CA, and Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Silver Circle; Participant in ethnic & religious diversity forums.

SUPPORTER & FUNDRAISER: Hebrew Union College, Democratic National Committee, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Jewish National Fund, and other organizations.

ATTORNEY: Seasoned transactional and litigation attorney on behalf of businesses, individuals, community associations, non‐profits, and family foundations.

TEACHER & INSTRUCTOR: Of Los Angeles government classes at City Hall, the L.A. Convention Center, and neighborhood councils. Facilitator for Congress of Neighborhoods and L.A. Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment. UCLA guest lecturer.

CANTOR & EDUCATOR: Temple B'nai Emet and other local congregations. Taught high school Hebrew and Holocaust history classes.

WRITER & EDITOR: For the Los Angeles Business Journal. Author of more than 350 columns, articles and opinion pieces for the Los Angeles Times.

GRADUATE: Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School. B.A., Washington University. Selected studies in Journalism, UCLA.

PERSONAL: Ron is the proud son of immigrants from Romania and from Israel - and the first in his family to be born in the United States. He lives with his partner of more than 10 years, Rabbi Zachary R. Shapiro of Temple Akiba. Ron has been a resident of Los Angeles for nearly 25 years and currently resides in Coldwater Canyon.

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