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Laura FriedmanDEMDemocrat State Assembly Member, District 43
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Laura Friedman (born December 3, 1966) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she represents the 43rd Assembly District, encompassing the cities of Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, the unincorporated community of La Crescenta-Montrose, and northern portions of Los Angeles, including Los Feliz and Little Armenia. Prior to her election to the Assembly in 2016, Friedman was a member of the Glendale City Council. She also served as Mayor of Glendale from 2011 to 2012. She is the author of a landmark pro-housing bill to eliminate minimum parking requirements for housing near mass transit stations throughout the state of California; the bill was signed into law in 2022.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Rochester
BA Philosophy/Film
1984 - 1988
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore
California State Assembly
2018
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2016 - Current
Member
Glendale City Council
2009 - 2016
Mayor
City of Glendale, California
2011 - 2013
Owner
PlanetGlass.net
2000 - 2011
Owner
LSF Management
2000 - 2011
Former Employee
Paramount Pictures
Former Professor
Film Production, University of California, Los Angeles
Former Professor
Film Production, Chapman College
Other Experience1 - 41 of 41
Board member
Society of Architectural Historians
Current
Board Member
Southern California Association of Governments, Energy and Environment Committee
Current
Special Contributer
Variety Weekend and Metro Mix
Current
Member
Arroyo Verdugo Council of Governments Steering Committee
Current
Chair
Arroyo Verdugo Council of Governments Steering Committee
2009 - 2010
Member
Board of Directors, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
2009 - Current
Member
Glendale Design Review Board
2004 - 2008
Comissioner
Hollywood, Burbank Airport
Former Educational Director
Los Angeles Intenstive, American Pavilion, Cannes Film Festival
Former Member
Steering Committee, Minnesota Film Commission
Former President
Independent Cities Association
Former Programmer
Slamdance Film Festival
Former Vice Chair
Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee
Chairperson
Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, California State Assemby
2021 - 2022
Chairperson
Committee on Transportation, California State Assembly
2021 - 2022
Chairperson
Select Committee on Urban Development to Combat Climate Change, California State Assembly
2021 - 2022
Member
Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, and Transportation, California State Assembly
2021 - 2022
Member
Committee on Budget, California State Assembly
2021 - 2022
Member
Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media, California State Assembly
2021 - 2022
Member
Committee on Natural Resources, California State Assemby
2021 - 2022
Member
Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, California State Assembly
2021 - 2022
Former Chair
Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, California State Assembly
Former Chair
Natural Resources Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Homelessness, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on End of Life Health Care, California State Assembly
Former Member
Rules Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector, California State Assembly
Former Member
Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Growing Jobs in the San Fernando Valley Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Emerging Technologies Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Technological Advances, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Waste Reduction and Recycling, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on the State of Hate, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Orange County Chronic Homelessness, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Foster Care, California State Assembly
Former Member
Regional Transportation and Interconnectivity Solutions Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Human Services Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Joint Committee on Rules, California State Assembly