Marc Levine

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Marc Levine
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 10th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Jared Huffman (redistricted)
Personal details
Born (1974-04-26) April 26, 1974 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence San Rafael, California
Alma mater Cal State Northridge (BA)
Naval Postgraduate School (MA)
Religion Judaism

Marc Levine is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 10th Assembly District, which encompasses the North San Francisco Bay Area.

Levine is the current Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was a San Rafael City Councilmember.

Political career[edit]

Marc Levine served on the San Rafael City Council, and gained a reputation for innovative environmental policies and pragmatic solutions.

Levine's election to the Assembly in 2012 was a remarkable upset, in which he prevailed despite being outspent 5-to-1 by a fellow Democrat, Assemblymember Michael Allen.

Levine was reelected to the Assembly in 2014 by nearly a three-to-one margin and received more votes than any other member of the Assembly.[1]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 10th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Levine (incumbent) 45,597 49.2
Republican Gregory Allen 18,705 20.2
Democratic Diana M. Conti 16,644 18.0
Democratic Erin Carlstrom 7,092 7.7
Democratic Veronica "Roni" Jacobi 4,593 5.0
Total votes 92,631 100.0
General election
Democratic Marc Levine (incumbent) 105,636 74.6
Republican Gregory Allen 35,999 25.4
Total votes 141,635 100.0
Democratic hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 10th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Levine (incumbent) 100,578 65.4
Democratic Veronica "Roni" Jacobi 27,232 17.7
Republican Gregory Allen 26,081 16.9
Total votes 153,891 100.0
General election
Democratic Marc Levine (incumbent) 140,207 68.2
Democratic Veronica "Roni" Jacobi 65,355 31.8
Total votes 205,562 100.0
Democratic hold

Career[edit]

Previous to serving in public office, Levine developed award-winning technology for human rights organizations, in the process raising millions in funding from the U.S. State Department, the Soros Foundation, and other funders to create technology that is now in use globally. He earned his master's degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and was recognized with a Special Act Award for his work promoting the elite graduate school around the world.

While earning his Political Science Degree at Cal State Northridge, Levine was elected Chair of the California State Student Association, to represent over 450,000 students on campuses across California to the State Legislature and Board of Trustees.

Personal life[edit]

Levine lives in Marin County with his wife Wendy and their two children.

Immigration[edit]

Levine has stated: "Immigrants are welcome and we will do everything we can to help them achieve legal status." In 2015, he took action by authoring two immigration bills— both of which were signed by Governor Brown.[2]

AB 899 (Levine) safeguards the privacy of immigrant children by requiring federal immigration officials to obtain a court order before accessing juvenile records.[3]

AB 900 (Levine) helps unaccompanied minor immigrants who are escaping violence and exploitation to receive humanitarian relief through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status visa process.[4]

In 2014, when more than 60,000 unaccompanied refugee children from poverty-stricken and violence-torn areas of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras arrived to the US, more than 4,000 children came to California. Levine worked with legislative leaders and Governor Brown to pass legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for those immigrants.[5]

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