Isadore Hall III
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|Isadore Hall III|
|Member of the California State Senate
from the 35th district
December 10, 2014 – November 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Rod Wright|
|Succeeded by||Steven Bradford|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 64th district
52nd district (2008–2012)
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2014
|Preceded by||Mervyn M. Dymally|
|Succeeded by||Mike Gipson|
|Compton City Councilmember, 4th District|
July 1, 2003 – December 1, 2008
|Succeeded by||Willie O. Jones|
December 10, 1971 |
|Alma mater||University of Phoenix
University of Southern California
Next Dimension Bible College
Isadore Hall III (born December 10, 1971) is an American politician and a former member of the California State Senate. He is a Democrat who represented the 35th district, encompassing parts of the South Bay. Prior to being elected to the state senate, he was the Assemblymember for the 64th district and a Compton city councilman.
Compton School Board and City Council (2001-2008)
Hall began his career of public service in 2001 when he was elected to the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. Hall served two terms as President of the Board and oversaw important reforms to attract highly qualified teachers and increase funding to classrooms throughout the district.
In 2003, Hall was elected to the Compton City Council where he served in various leadership positions including Mayor Pro Tem. While on the City Council, Hall oversaw efforts to increase youth access to parks and recreational activities, reduce crime and promote business growth throughout the city. During this time Hall also served on the Metropolitan Water District Board, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments becoming a prominent regional voice for communities throughout southern California.
State Assembly and Senate (2008-2016)
Hall served as the Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Hall also served on Appropriations, Elections and Redistricting and Human Services.
During his tenure in the Assembly, Hall authored notable legislation and has been an influential and decisive voice on various public policy issues including: addressing the state’s fiscal crisis, job creation, reducing childhood obesity and diabetes, improving public safety, expanding access to education technology and the creation of a sustainable statewide water policy.
In 2009, Hall successfully authored legislation to help build the world’s first ‘green’ professional football stadium. Located in Los Angeles County, the proposed 75,000 seat LEED certified NFL stadium and entertainment complex will create over 18,000 jobs and utilize the latest in technology, planning and design to create the most environmentally sustainable athletic stadium complex ever created.
In 2014, Hall was elected to the State Senate.
2016 Congressional bid
In 2015, Hall announced he would not seek re-election to the State Senate in 2016 in order to run for Congress instead in California's 44th congressional district. The incumbent, Democrat Janice Hahn, did not seek re-election, running instead for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Hahn endorsed Hall, but he was defeated by Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragán.
Hall received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from National University. In 2011, Hall was awarded a master's degree in Management and Leadership from the University of Southern California, and dual Doctorates in Theology and Religious Studies from Next Dimension Bible College. Hall is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Born and raised in Compton, California, Hall is the youngest of six children.
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- Kyle Cheney and Adam B. Lerner (February 18, 2015). "Janice Hahn retiring, will run for L.A. County supervisor". Politico. Retrieved February 18, 2015.