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|U.S. House, California, District 47|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|California State Assembly|
|California State Senate|
|Ph.D.||Ohio State University|
|Birthday||March 8, 1941|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
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. ,
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.
- 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
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lowenthal served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation
- Education, Chair
- Subcommittee on Sustainable School Facilities, Chair
- Environmental Quality Committee, California State Senate
- Fisheries and Aquaculture Committee, California Legislature
- Insurance Committee, California Senate
- Legislative Ethics Committee, California Senate, Vice Chair
- Transportation and Housing Committee, California Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lowenthal served on these committees:
- Transportation and Housing (Chair)
- Banking, Finance and Insurance
- Budget and Fiscal Review
- Environmental Quality 
- Energy, Utilities and Communications
Lowenthal's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
Lowenthal won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 47th District. 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.
|U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2012|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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. Lowenthal raised $612,938 for his campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 27|
|Alan Lowenthal (D)||171,668|
|Allen Wood (R)||83,268|
|U.S. House, California District 47, 2012 - Alan Lowenthal Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Opponent||$1,439,651|
|Total Spent by Opponent||$1,418,740|
|Top contributors to Alan Lowenthal's campaign committee|
|Girardi & Keese||$17,500|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$10,000|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|American Medical Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$75,000|
Lowenthal raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.
Senator Lowenthal speaks about SB 9 and 19
In 2008 Lowenthal raised $612,938 in campaign donations. His top four contributors are listed below.
|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|
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.
Alan Lowenthal is married to Deborah Malumed and they have two children.
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- Social media:
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
- Congressman Alan Lowenthal, California's 47th District, "Committees and Caucuses," accessed January 25, 2013
- Members of the Senate Transportation and Housing committee
- Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Finance and Insurance
- California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
- Senate Environmental Quality committee membership list
- Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications committee membership
- Campaign website, Issues
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- California State Senate official election results
- Open Secrets "Alan Lowenthal 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- Campaign donations
- OpenSecrets.org, "Lowenthal, (D-Cali), 2011"
|U.S. House, California, District 47
January 3, 2013-Present
| Succeeded by|
|California State Senate District 27
| Succeeded by|
Fran Pavley (D)