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Alan Lowenthal
Alan Lowenthal.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 47
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1999-2004
California State Senate
2004-2012
Education
Bachelor'sHobart College
Ph.D.Ohio State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 8, 1941
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionProfessor
Net worth$1,073,022
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Alan Lowenthal (b. 1941) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 47th Congressional District of California. He was first elected in 2012. He is a former member of the California State Senate, representing District 27 from 2004 to 2012.[1]

Prior to joining the state senate, Lowenthal served in the California State Assembly from 1998-2004 and as a member of the Long Beach City Council from 1992-1998.

Lowenthal has a B.A. from Hobart College and a PhD from Ohio State University. He was a professor at California State University-Long Beach in community psychology from 1969 until he retired.

Issues

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. [2],[3]

On the 2009 legislative scorecard, Lowenthal ranked as a 100. He was one of eight state senators the publication identified as voting in what they defined as a "liberal" way in every vote they ranked.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lowenthal serves on the following committees:[5][6]

  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lowenthal served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Sustainable School Facilities, Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lowenthal served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Lowenthal's campaign website listed the following issues:[12]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "California is at the leading edge of green technology innovation and the creation of “green collar jobs.” Alan Lowenthal will aggressively pursue the funding and legislation necessary to support and expand these job-creating technologies and industries, and to keep them in California."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Good education leads to good jobs. Alan Lowenthal was one of the first innovators to put this into practice; as a College Professor he created the groundbreaking Long Beach Compact Program, bringing together schools, local business, and government to plan and develop curriculum that prepares students for jobs waiting after graduation."
  • Protecting Medicare and Social Security
Excerpt: "Medicare and Social Security aren’t political football – they are vital, successful programs which provide crucial support and independence to millions of seniors and disabled citizens. Alan Lowenthal will fight the ideological and partisan attacks on these crucial services."
  • Prioritizing Public Safety and our Schools
Excerpt: "Alan took a stand in the legislature to eliminate local government slush funds and gave that money to our police, firefighters, and schools. He will make the tough decisions, and stand up to the politicians and the special interests funding them to make sure the safety of our neighborhoods and quality of our schools are the top priority."
  • Clean Environment and Clean Technology
Excerpt: "Alan Lowenthal is regularly recognized by organizations like the Sierra Club and the California League of Conservation Voters as one of the most effective protectors of the environment and clean communities. Alan wrote the laws that cleaned up millions of tons of pollutants from the port, helping clean our air and lower asthma and other pollution-related diseases in our community."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 47th congressional district elections, 2012

Lowenthal won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 47th District.[1] He and Gary DeLong (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Peter Mathews (D), Jay Shah (D), Usha Shah (D), Steve Foley (R), Sanford Kahn (R), and Steve Kuykendall (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[13][14]

2008

In 2008 Lowenthal was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 27. He finished with 171,668 votes while his opponent Allen Wood finished with 83,628 votes.[15] Lowenthal raised $612,938 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 27
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Alan Lowenthal (D) 171,668
Allen Wood (R) 83,268

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Lowenthal's reports.[16]

Alan Lowenthal (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2012$169,213.90$172,779.50$(58,777.30)$283,216.10
Pre-Primary [18]May 24, 2012$283,216.10$42,175$(88,503.66)$236,887.44
Running totals
$214,954.5$(147,280.96)

Chamber of commerce spending

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend a total of $3.3 million on television advertisements aimed at electing ten California Republican congressional candidates, Democratic sources have told Hotline.[19]

In California's 47th congressional district, The Chamber will spend $317,000 to elect Gary DeLong.[19]

2010 (Off-cycle)

Lowenthal raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.

2008


Senator Lowenthal speaks about SB 9 and 19

In 2008 Lowenthal raised $612,938 in campaign donations. His top four contributors are listed below.[20]

Donor Amount
Operating Engineers Local 12 $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400

Analysis

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Lowenthal's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $481,045 and $1,665,000. That averages to $1,073,022, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[21]

Personal

Alan Lowenthal is married to Deborah Malumed and they have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Loretta Sanchez
U.S. House, California, District 47
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Senate District 27
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Fran Pavley (D)