Robert Hertzberg

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Robert Hertzberg
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Candidate for
California State Senate, District 18
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
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Robert Hertzberg is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 18 of the California State Senate.

Hertzberg previously served in the California State Assembly and held the position of Speaker of the House.


Hertzberg's professional experience includes working for Think Long Committee for California, as a Partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown and serving on the board of the Center for Governmental Studies.



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Bob Hertzberg (D) and Ricardo Antonio Benitez (R) defeated John P. "Jack" Lindblad (G) in the blanket primary. Hertzberg will face Benitez in the general election.[1][2]

California State Senate, District 18 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hertzberg 63.1% 35,338
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRicardo Antonio Benitez 29.1% 16,289
     Green John P. Lindblad 7.8% 4,392
Total Votes 56,019



In 2014, Hertzberg's endorsements include the following:[3]

  • Former Assemblyman and Majority Leader Dario Frommer
  • Attorney & Businessman David Fleming
  • Former L.A. City Controller Laura Chick
  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Congressman Tony Cardenas
  • Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Juan Vargas
  • Congressman Brad Sherman
  • Congressman Howard Berman (ret)
  • Congresswoman Diane Watson (ret)
  • California Governor Gray Davis (ret)
  • California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer
  • California Attorney General (ret) and L.A. District Attorney John Van De Kamp (ret)
  • California State Board of Equalization Chair Jerome Horton
  • California State Controller Steve Westly (ret)
  • State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
  • State Senate President pro Tem David Roberti (ret)


Hertzberg has a wife, Dr. Cynthia Telles.[4]

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