Marc Berman

Marc Berman (born October 31, 1980) is an American politician and attorney, currently serving as a member of the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 24th Assembly District, encompassing parts of the San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he was a member of the Palo Alto City Council.

Marc Berman
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 24th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded byRich Gordon
Personal details
Born (1980-10-31) October 31, 1980 (ageĀ 39)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceMenlo Park, California, U.S.
Alma materGeorgetown University (BA)
University of Southern California (JD)
OccupationPolitician

Early life and educationEdit

Berman was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Palo Alto, California. He is Jewish.[1] After graduating from Palo Alto High School, Berman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Georgetown University. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the USC Gould School of Law. In college, Berman worked in Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office and as an analyst in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.[2]

CareerEdit

After graduating from law school, Berman worked as an attorney at Latham & Watkins and Merino Yebri, LLP. He also worked provided pro bono representation to clients seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act and individuals seeking asylum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to his election to the California State Assembly, Berman served as a member of the Palo Alto City Council.

2016 California State AssemblyEdit

California's 24th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Berman 30,649 28.2
Democratic Vicki Veenker 24,201 22.2
Republican Peter Ohtaki 21,525 19.8
Democratic Barry Chang 11,890 10.9
Democratic Mike Kasperzak 11,343 10.4
Libertarian John M. Inks 4,546 4.2
No party preference Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera 2,603 2.4
Democratic Sea Reddy 2,102 1.9
Total votes 108,859 100.0
General election
Democratic Marc Berman 92,419 54.4
Democratic Vicki Veenker 77,362 45.6
Total votes 164,809 100.0
Democratic hold

2018 California State AssemblyEdit

California's 24th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Berman (incumbent) 78,140 75.4
Republican Alex Glew 21,818 21.0
Libertarian Bob Goodwyn 3,694 3.6
Total votes 103,652 100.0
General election
Democratic Marc Berman (incumbent) 135,305 76.6
Republican Alex Glew 41,313 23.4
Total votes 176,618 100.0
Democratic hold

2020 California State AssemblyEdit

2020 California's 24th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Berman (incumbent) 57,464 71.6%
Republican Peter Ohtaki 18,820 23.4%
Libertarian Kennita Watson 3,998 5%
Total votes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arom, Eitan (January 6, 2017). "Jewish state legislators ready to make an impact". Jewish Journal.
  2. ^ "Biography". Official Website - Assemblymember Marc Berman Representing the 24th California Assembly District. November 9, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2020.

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