Marc Litchman

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Marc Litchman
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 30
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Berkeley
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Marc Litchman was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 30th Congressional District of California.[1]


In 1981, Litchman earned his B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley.[2]

Litchman is the co-founder and former executive director of the California Trust for Public Schools. He previously served on the staff of Congressman Howard Berman, State Assemblyman Richard Katz and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.[2]


Campaign themes


Litchman's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Ban Puppy Mills: "Introduce and secure passage of an enforceable federal ban on all commercial puppy mills and unlicensed back yard breeders."
  • Break up the LAUSD: "Introduce and secure passage of legislation that would make school districts, with more than 100,000 students, ineligible for federal aid. The result would be smaller, local school districts that reflect local, community values. Smaller local districts that are more accountable, responsive and manageable will be easier to access by parents, students, teachers and taxpayers."
  • Domestic Violence: "Establish a National Registry for repeat domestic violence offenders. Upon a second conviction for a violent offense against a spouse or domestic partner, child or the elderly, the offender would be required to register with the national database and update his or her current residence address when moving. This database would be easily and anonymously accessible via the internet."
  • Equal Pay: "Nationwide women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and in California, they make 84 cents, but in Congressman Brad Sherman’s office, women make only 70 cents on the dollar compared to men. "
  • Veterans Housing: "300 unit housing complex for Veterans and their families located on Victory Blvd. adjacent to the National Guard Armory on the northern border of the Sepulveda Basin."


—Marc Litchman's campaign website,



See also: California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

Litchman ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 30th District. Litchman was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 30 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Sherman Incumbent 58% 40,787
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Reed 20.1% 14,129
     Republican Pablo Kleinman 12.5% 8,808
     Democratic Marc Litchman 6% 4,251
     Green Michael Powelson 3.3% 2,352
Total Votes 70,327
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Litchman's reports.

Email to Ballotpedia

On July 9, 2014, Litchman sent an expletive-laden email to a Ballotpedia staff member expressing his desire to be removed from Ballotpedia's email list. Litchman had been added to the list in March 2014 after submitting his biographical submission form to Ballotpedia.[8]

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  1. Campaign website, accessed March 10, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on March 12, 2014
  3. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 22, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. The New York Times, "California Primary Results," June 3, 2014
  6. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Litchman April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Litchman Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  8. E-mail Communication with Kelly O'Keefe, July 9, 2014