|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 16th district
|Assumed office |
December 3, 2018
|Preceded by||Catharine Baker|
|Born||October 28, 1978|
Santa Clara County, California, U.S.
|Residence||Orinda, California, U.S.|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BA)|
Georgetown University (JD)
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (born October 28, 1978) is an American attorney and politician who serves in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she represents the 16th Assembly District, which encompasses Lamorinda and the Tri-Valley region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bauer-Kahan was first elected to the State Assembly in November 2018 after narrowly defeating the previous incumbent, moderate Republican Catharine Baker. She currently serves as the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly and founded and chairs the Select Committee on Women's Reproductive Health.
Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, Bauer-Kahan was an attorney and taught appellate law and legal research and writing at Santa Clara University and Golden Gate University. She is the granddaughter of refugees, who came to the United States to escape the Holocaust and she coordinated the legal services effort at SFO on behalf of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) to assist refugees and immigrants impacted by the Trump Administration’s travel ban.
2018 California State Assembly election
|Republican||Catharine Baker (incumbent)||69,360||56.6|
|Republican||Catharine Baker (incumbent)||106,683||49.0|
2020 California State Assembly election
|Democratic||Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (incumbent)||85,751||67.3%|
|Republican||Joseph A. Rubay||41,757||32.7%|
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- Sernoffsky, Evan; Palomino, Joaquin; Alexander, Kurtis (January 29, 2017). "More than 1,000 protesters rally at SFO against immigration ban". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved January 8, 2020.