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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 43

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Laura Friedman

Member of the State Assembly, 43rd District
88,541 votes (75.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing for all Californians through investments in new affordable housing; tenant protections; and providing effective wrap-around services to those experiencing homelessness in order to get them off the streets.
  • Protecting and creating jobs through economic development; increased access to quality and affordable education to ensure a skilled workforce; and empowering small business owners.
  • Defending our environment with new efforts focused on combating the climate crisis, wildfire prevention, ending plastic pollution, increasing quality public & active transportation options, and ensuring a more sustainable future for generations to co

Experience

Experience

Profession:Assemblymember, 43rd District
Business Owner, PlanetGlass.net, Self (2005–current)
Assemblymember, 43rd District, California State Assembly — Elected position (2016–current)
Councilmember, City of Glendale — Elected position (2009–2016)
Mayor, City of Glendale — Elected position (2011–2012)
Commission/Board Member, Design Review Board (City of Glendale) — Appointed position (2005–2009)
Film and Television Executive, Various (1992–2005)

Education

University of Rochester Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy and Film Studies (1988)

Biography

After serving seven years on the Glendale City Council, including a term as the Mayor of Glendale, Laura Friedman was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016.  During her first term in office, Laura authored a package of bills to establish landmark water efficiency standards, strengthen environmental sustainability, improve access to higher education, health care, and transportation alternatives, and create new avenues for communities to tackle the affordable housing crisis. In addition, she secured $20 million in funding for the completion of the Glendale Riverwalk Project, which for the first time will provide a safe bicycle and pedestrian connection from Glendale to Griffith Park. 

In her time in office, she has been tapped for several leadership roles in the legislature and currently serves as the Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  As the Chair of the Joint Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, she’s led a historic bicameral and bipartisan reform of the legislature’s response to sexual harassment that’s become a model for other states and local governments.  

Laura lives in Glendale with her husband Guillaume Lemoine, a landscape designer, and their daughter Rachel.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $437,492

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
$15,800
2
AFSCME California
$9,300
2
California State Association of Electrical Workers
$9,300
2
California State Pipe Trades Council
$9,300
2
SEIU California
$9,300
2
SEIU Local 721
$9,300
2
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
$9,300
2
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$9,300

More information about contributions

By State:

California 89.91%
Missouri 1.42%
Texas 1.42%
New York 1.08%
Other 6.18%
89.91%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.87%)
Small contributions (0.13%)
99.87%

By Type:

From organizations (83.04%)
From individuals (16.96%)
83.04%16.96%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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