|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Wally Herger|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 6th district
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Joe Nation|
|Succeeded by||Beth Gaines|
February 18, 1964 |
|Residence||San Rafael, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara
Boston College Law School
|Website||Representative Jared Huffman|
From 2006 to 2012, Huffman was a member of the California State Assembly, representing the 6th district. Huffman chaired the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee and also chaired the Assembly Environmental Caucus. He was elected to Congress in November 2012 with more than 70% of the vote, defeating Republican candidate Dan Roberts. His congressional district covers the North Coast from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.
Early life, education, and legal career 
Huffman graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1982 and later received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science magna cum laude from University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a three-time All-American volleyball player. He went on to graduate cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1990.
Huffman was a member of USA Volleyball Team in 1987 when the team was ranked #1 in the world and had recently won the World Championship.
Huffman became a consumer attorney specializing in public interest cases. Among his court victories was an historic case on behalf of the National Organization for Women, which required all California State University campuses to comply with Title IX, creating new athletic opportunities for thousands of female scholar-athletes throughout California. Huffman was also a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Huffman was also a publicly elected director of the Marin Municipal Water District for twelve years, including three terms as board president.
California Assembly 
Huffman won the Democratic nomination for the 6th district in a hotly contested primary in June 2006 in which he surprised the political establishment with a victory over opponents Pamela Torliatt, a Petaluma city councilwoman, and Cynthia Murray, a Marin County Supervisor who was initially considered the frontrunner. Huffman also defeated Assistant State Attorney General Damon Connelly, Marin County Democratic Chairman John Alden, and sociologist Alex Easton-Brown.
Huffman defeated Republican opponent Dr. Michael Hartnett by a more than 2:1 margin in the general election on November 7, 2006.
Huffman faced two opponents in the November 2008 general election: Republican Paul Lavery and Libertarian Timothy Hannan. He won with 70% of the vote and the 137,873 votes he received were among the most by any California Assembly candidate in 2008. In the Democratic primary, Huffman was unopposed and received 57,213 votes—the most of any California Assemblymember in that election.
In the June 8, 2010, California primary, Huffman easily defeated a fellow Democratic challenger Patrick Connally. Huffman faced Republican nominee Robert Stephens in the November 2010 general election. He won overwhelmingly with more than 70% of the vote—the highest winning margin of any candidate on the ballot in the North Bay that year. Due to California term limits, Huffman would have been unable to seek a fourth Assembly term in 2012.
In his first four years as a legislator, Huffman authored and passed more than 40 pieces of legislation.
In 2008, Huffman sponsored a bill (AB 2950), which he wrote with internet attorney Daniel Balsam that aimed to close what its proponents characterized as loopholes in the CAN-SPAM Act which made it more difficult to bring lawsuits against deceptive spammers. Although the bill passed the State Assembly and Senate, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill. On February 14, 2011, Jared Huffman cosponsored a bill with Paul Fong, California Assembly Bill 376, to make it illegal to possess, distribute, or sell shark fins, unless for research or commercial purposes.
Committee assignments 
Upon his swearing-in on December 4, 2006, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez immediately named Huffman the Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. In August 2008, the new Assembly Speaker Karen Bass named Huffman to Chair the Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee.
U.S. House of Representatives 
2012 election 
After 20-year Democratic incumbent Lynn Woolsey announced her retirement, Huffman entered the race to run for her seat in the 2nd District, which had been renumbered from the 6th in redistricting. California's 2nd congressional district now covers six counties: Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte.
Committee assignments 
- Committee on the Budget
- Committee on Natural Resources
Caucus memberships 
Personal life 
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- Shane Goldmacher (October 1, 2008). "BillWatch: Action on the final bills". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
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- Representative Jared Huffman official U.S. House website
- Jim Wood (March 2009). "Jared Huffman". Marin Magazine. Retrieved March 10, 2013.`
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Voting record at The Washington Post
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|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district
January 3, 2013-Present
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