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Los Angeles County, CA March 5, 2013 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Jeffrey Prang

Candidate for
Council Member; City of West Hollywood

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Mayor Jeffrey Prang was first elected to the city council in March 1997 and reelected in 2001, 2005, and 2009. He has served three non-consecutive terms as mayor, from 2000-01, 2003-04 and 2008-09.

In 2000, Mayor Prang was appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to the California Council on Criminal Justice, and in 2001, Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg appointed him to the California Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. He served on both Councils until 2008.

In 2006, Mayor Prang was elected to a one year term as President of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA), a California organization of municipalities that provides legislative advocacy, policy education and analysis, and regional cooperation opportunities for over 75 California cities.

He has served on numerous boards and commissions, including:

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission American Russian Medical Association Advisory Board Los Angeles County Assessor's Citizens Advisory Committee West Hollywood Community Redevelopment Commission Los Angeles County Library Commission Member and Chair of the Rent Stabilization Commission from 1994-1997 Los Angeles County Sanitation District, Chairman, District 4 Los Angeles County Sanitation District Finance Authority President of the West Hollywood Democratic Club Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee Executive Board & Rules Committee, California Democratic State Central Committee Board Member, The Wall Las Memorias Project (HIV/AIDS Service Agency) Board Member, Caring for Babies with AIDS Los Angeles Professional Peace Officers Association Los Angeles Professional Managers Association SEIU Local 660 & 721 Los Angeles County Health Department LGBT Health Advisory Committee Executive Board of the International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials Co-Chair of an LAUSD Gay & Lesbian Advisory Committee.

Professionally, Mayor Prang served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Pico Rivera, Special Assistant to Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca; Director of Public Information, City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services; Press Deputy to Los Angeles City Council President Ruth Galanter; and Special Assistant to Los Angeles County Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn.

As a member of the Platform Committee to the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Mayor Prang co-authored platform planks on HIV, breast cancer, and adoption assistance for Gay and Lesbian parents. He served as an alternate Delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention.

Born in Detroit in 1962 and raised in Warren, Michigan, Mayor Prang is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations. In 2004 he completed the Program for Senior Executives in Local and State Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He played the trombone in the St. Claire Shores Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan State Marching Band.

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