- Jared Huffman
2006 Primary and General Election
Huffman won the Democratic nomination for the 6th district in a hotly-contested primary in June of 2006 in which he surprised the political establishment with a victory over opponents Pamela Torliatt, a Petaluma city councilwoman, and Cynthia Murray, a Marin County Supervisor who was initially considered the frontrunner. Huffman also defeated Assistant State Attorney General Damon Connelly,
Marin CountyDemocratic Chairman John Alden, and sociologistAlex Easton-Brown.
Huffman defeated Republican opponent Dr. Michael Hartnett by a more than 2:1 margin for in the General election on November 7, 2006.
Upon his swearing-in on December 4, 2006, Assembly Speaker
Fabian Núñezimmediately named Huffman Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials in recognition of Huffman's years of experience on environmental issues.
General biographical information
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Huffman was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Prior to joining NRDC, Assemblyman Huffman was a consumer attorney specializing in public interest cases. Among his court victories was an historic case on behalf of the
National Organization for Women, which required all California State Universitycampuses to comply with Title IX, creating new athletic opportunities for thousands of female scholar-athletes throughout California.
Huffman was also a publicly-elected Director of the Marin Municipal Water District for twelve years. Huffman was also a member of the World Champion USA Volleyball Team in 1987.
Huffman graduated cum laude from
Boston College Law Schoolin 1990, after receiving his Bachelor of Artsin Political Science magna cum laude from University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a three-time All-American volleyball player.
* [http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a06/ 6th Assembly District website]
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