Bob Blumenfield

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Bob Blumenfield
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 3rd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 1, 2013
Preceded by Dennis Zine
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 45th district
40th district (2008–2012)
In office
December 1, 2008 – July 1, 2013
Preceded by Lloyd E. Levine
Succeeded by Matt Dababneh
Personal details
Born (1967-09-13) September 13, 1967 (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kafi Blumenfield
Residence Woodland Hills, California
Alma mater Duke University
University of California, Los Angeles
Religion Judaism[1]

Robert J. Blumenfield (born September 13, 1967) is an American elected official in Southern California.[1] Blumenfield is the Los Angeles City Councilmember for the 3rd Council District which encompasses the southwestern San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills. Blumenfield took office on July 1, 2013. Blumenfield previously represented the 45th district in the California State Assembly, which also covers the southwestern San Fernando Valley.

Career[edit]

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in March, 2013. He represents the 3rd Council District, which spans the northwest portion of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, including the communities of Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.

Prior to his election to the City Council, Blumenfield served in the California State Assembly from 2008 – 2013. He was the first Democratic freshman Assemblymember to ever serve as the Chair of the Budget Committee. During his four year tenure as Chair, he led the State from the brink of economic insolvency to structural balance and surplus. He delivered his last three budgets on-time and balanced – a feat that hadn’t been achieved during the prior 25 years. In addition, he radically changed the budget process to make it more transparent and accountable.[2]

Capitol Weekly called Blumenfield “a shining light” with a “reassuring amount of perspective that is uncommon among so many politicians.” He was extraordinarily prolific and effective in the Assembly, having had over 50 bills signed into law. He is considered an environmental and consumer champion and has won numerous accolades and was named “Legislator of the Year” from a diversity of groups which included, TechAmerica, Easter Seals, New Horizons, ONEgeneration, the California Chiropractic Association, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and Californian’s Against Waste. Planned Parenthood gave him both their prestigious “Champion for Choice” Award and their “Advocate for Access” Award. [3]

From 1989 – 1996, he worked in Washington, DC as a staff person to Senator Bill Bradley, Congressman Howard Berman and as staff designee to the House Budget Committee. He later worked as Director of Government Affairs for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and then as district director to Congressman Berman in the San Fernando Valley. In addition, he has served on numerous non-profit boards including, the Anti-Defamation League, Children’s Express, and the LA League of Conservation Voters.

Personal life[edit]

Blumenfeld is a graduate of Duke University and the Business Executive Program of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He currently lives in Woodland Hills with his wife Kafi and their two children.

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