Harvey Rosenfield (b. 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a lawyer and consumer advocate. He is best known as the author of California Proposition 103 (1988), a ballot proposal that reformed car insurance rates in California. In 2008, the Consumer Federation of America estimated that Proposition 103 had saved California consumers an estimated $61.8 billion since 1988.
In 1985, Rosenfield founded Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group that describes itself as "a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics." Rosenfield left the organization's day-to-day operations in 2004, and continues on as its chief outside counsel.
Rosenfield came under fire in 2012 from Democratic political consultant Steven Maviglio, who launched a website that was critical of Consumer Watchdog. Maviglio's website disclosed that in 2011, Rosenfield made $450,000.
- Harvey Rosenfield, consumer advocate, "About," accessed October 20, 2014
- Los Angeles Times, "Prop. 103 Author, Nader Disciple : Rosenfield: Hero to Some, Troublemaker to Others," accessed October 20, 2014
- Consumer Federation of America, "State Automobile Insurance Regulation: A National Quality Assessment and In-Depth Review of California’s Uniquely Effective Regulatory System," accessed October 20, 2014
- Consumer Watchdog, "About," accessed October 20, 2014
- Mercury News, "Bad blood brewing among 'progressives' over health plans," February 29, 2012