Jared Huffman

Jared Huffman

Jared Huffman (born 18 February 1964, Independence, MO) is the Assemblyman for California's 6th Assembly district which includes Marin and southern Sonoma counties.

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 County Democratic Chairman John Alden, and sociologist Alex 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.

Legislative career

Upon his swearing-in on December 4, 2006, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez immediately 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 University campuses 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 School in 1990, after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science magna cum laude from University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a three-time All-American volleyball player.


External links

* [http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a06/ 6th Assembly District website]

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