Sheila Kuehl

Sheila Kuehl DEMDemocrat

American actor and politician

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Sheila KuehlDEMDemocrat American actor and politician
83
Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and retired actress, and served as the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District and as board chair and chair pro tem. Kuehl was California's first openly gay state legislator, having previously served in the California State Senate and the California State Assembly, where she was the Assembly's first female speaker pro tem.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Harvard University Law School
JD
1978
University of California Los Angeles
BA
1962
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Supervisor
Los Angeles County, California
2014
Senator
California State Senate
2001 - 2008
Assemblymember
California State Assembly
1995 - 2000
Speaker
Democratic National Convention
1996
Speaker
Democratic National Convention
2000
Speaker Pro Tempore
California State Assembly
1997 - 1998
Counsel
California Women's Law Center
1993 - 1995
Managing Attorney
California Women's Law Center
1989 - 1994
Co-Founder
California Women's Law Center
1989 - 1993
Practitioner of Law
Various Law Firms and Universities
1978 - 1993
Law Professor
1987 - 1989
Instructor
University of California Los Angeles Law Schools
Instructor
Loyola University
Other Experience1 - 36 of 36
Founding Executive Director
Vision
2000
Member
Harvard University Board of Overseers
1998 - Current
Faculty
Center for the American Woman in Politics
1997
Member
California Arts Council
1997
Member
California Coastal Conservancy
1997
Member
California Women's Law Center Board
1994 - Current
Chair
Sojourn Shelter for Battered Women and their Children Advisory Board
1979 - 1994
Executive Committee
State Bar Conference of Delegates
1991 - 1994
Trainer
California Summit on Domestic Violence
1994
Trainer
Judicial Officers of the State of Hawaii
1993
Trainer
Judicial Officers of the State of Hawaii
1994
Member
National Center on Custody, Child Protective Services & Domestic Violence Advisory Committee
1993 - Current
Model National Domestic Violence Hotline
1993 - Current
Member
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
1991 - 1993
Trainer
National Summit on Domestic Violence
1993
Member
National Women Abuse Prevention Center Board of Directors
1991 - Current
Member
State Domestic Violence Code Drafting Project
1991 - Current
Member
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Citizens Advisory Committee
1991
Advisor
Child Support Guideline
1990 - Current
Member
Southern California Coalition for Battered Women Board
1990 - Current
Member
Ocean Park Community Center Board
1983 - 1990
President
Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles
1986 - 1988
Member
Family Equity Coalition
1987 - Current
Presenter
Media Awards, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Chair
Select Committee on California's Women
1997
Member
State Commission on the Status of Women
1997
Member
California Judicial Council Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts
1986 - Current
Chair
Select Committee on Arts & Entertainment
Former Chair
Health Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Natural Resources and Water Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Environmental Quality Committee, California State Senate