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Alan Lowenthal's Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 47, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (CA) - District 47

Contact Information


Post Office Box 90218
Long Beach, CA 90809
Phone: 562-981-2111

100 West Broadway
West Tower Suite 600
Long Beach, CA 90802

12865 Main Street
Suite 200
Garden Grove, CA 92840

108 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Alan S. Lowenthal




Wife: Deborah; 2 Children: Daniel, Joshua

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

New York, NY

Home City:

Long Beach, CA



PhD, Ohio State University, 1967

MA, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1965

BA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, 1962

Representative, United States House of Representatives, California, District 47, 2012-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 47, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Senator, California State Senate, District 27, 2005-2012

Candidate, California State Senate, District 27, 2004, 2008

Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1998-2004

Candidate, California State Assembly, District 54, 1998, 2000, 2002

Member, Long Beach City Council, 1992-1998

Member, California Public Higher Education Caucus, present

Member, Children's Health Care Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Bike Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, present

Member, Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Deaf Caucus, present

Member, Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Maritime Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Panama Canal Expansion Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, present

Member, Congressional Working Families and Labor Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Youth Challenge Caucus, present

Member, Creative Rights Caucus, present

Member, Economic Empowerment Task Force, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Member, Education Task Force, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Member, Energy and Environment Task Force, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Member, Friends of the Jobs Corp Caucus, present

Member, Green Schools Caucus, present

Member, Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, present

Member, House Community College Caucus, present

Member, House Impact Aid Coalition, present

Member, House LGBT Equality Caucus, present

Member, House Manufacturing Caucus, present

Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Member, International Anti-Piracy Caucus, present

Member, National Marine Sanctuary Caucus, present

Member, Ports Caucus, present

Member, Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, present

Member, Safe Climate Caucus, present

Member, Small Business Caucus, present

Member, STARBASE Caucus, present

Vice Chair, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, present

Member, United Service Organizations Caucus, present

Member, Veterans Jobs Caucus, present

Member, Zoo and Aquarium Caucus, present

Founder, Bipartisan Caucus, California State Assembly

Former Member, Federal Lands Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, California Legislature Environmental Caucus, 1998-2012

Member, Senate Democratic Caucus, 1998-2012

Professor, California State University, Long Beach, 1969-1998

Board Member, Long Beach Jewish Community Center

Member, California State Allocation Board, 2004-2012

Member, Advisory Board, Saint Mary's Medical Center, 1992-1998

Member, Human Relations Commission, 1990-1992

President, Long Beach Area Citizen Involved, 1990-1992


2001 League of California Cities "Legislator of the Year"

2006 Plug in America, the staff of Who Killed the Electric Car, Energy Efficiency Solar, Inc. "Certificate of Appreciation for participation in "Who Killed the Electric Car";

2004 Palos Verdes South Bay Audubon Society "Environmental Leadership Award"

2006 H. David Nahi Water Quality Award for Water Quality Excellence; CALPIRG "2006 Public Interest Champion"

Californian's Against Waste "2011 Legislator of the Year"

2007 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) "Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Region"

2004 Los Amigos Research and Education Institute, Inc. "Service Appreciation Award"

2001 Sierra Club (Los Angeles Chapter) "Public Policy Award"

1991 Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club "12th Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet Special Recognition Award"

2002 ILWU Local 13 "Excellence through Leadership and Commitment to American Workers"

2005 California League of Conservation Voters "Environmental Leadership Award"

American Public Works Association "2006 Top Legislator of the Year"

Summa Cum Laude member of CSBA Honor Roll for 2011

CALPIRG "2006 Public Interest Champion"

2004 Environmental Health Legislative Working Group "Environmental Legislation Crusader of the Year of Award"

California Athletic Trainers Association "2002 Legislator of the Year"

1999 Wrigley Association "Quality of Life Award"

2008 California Coast and Wetland Recovery "Friend of the Coast"

2003 Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project "Friends of the Coast Award"

1997 Long Beach East Village "Impact Person of the Year"

1993 Long Beach Area Citizens Involved "Outstanding Community Service Award"

2001 California Congress of Parents, Teachers & Students, Inc." Continuing Service Award"

2005 LA County Psychological Association "Distinguished Legislative Award"

2001 Long Beach NOW "Excellent Service Award"

2006 South Coast Air Quality Management District "17th Annual Clean Air Award"

Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club "2002 Michael Lonergan Memorial Award

2004 Long Beach BLAST (After School Programs) "Service Learning Award"

1995 Disabled Resources Center "Civic Leadership Award"

2003 National Conference for Community Justice Humanitarian Award

1999 California School Employees Association "Public Service Award

2003 Coalition for Tobacco-Free Campaign "Proud To Be Smoke-Free Award

2004 Coalition for Clean Air "Clean Air Award"

2008 California Council of the Blind "Legislator of the Year"

he Planning and Conservation League and The Planning and Conservation Foundation "2011 Legislator of the Year"

2012 California Small Business Association

1999 California State University at Long Beach "30 Year Service Award"

2006 California Regional Water Quality Control Board "Water Quality Excellence Award"

California Transit Association "2006 Legislator of the Year"

Southern California Vote the Coast "2003 Coastal Steward Award"

California Maritime Leadership Symposium 2012 "Honoree of Merit"

2009 Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America Breath of Life "Civic Leadership Award"

California Community College Chancellor's "Distinguished Service Award 2011

2002 Southern California Public Health Association "Legislator of the Year

1997 MCCLB Rainbow Award "Man of the Year"

2000--The Long Beach Multi-Service Center "Distinguished Community Service Award"

2012--California Community Colleges Lifetime Achievement Award

California Animal Association "2006 Legislator of the Year

Sierra Club "2010 Byron Sher Award"

2001 LINC Housing "Affordable Housing Leader Award"

1993 Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club "Franklin E. Cook Memorial Award"

California Psychological Association "2007 Distinguished Legislative Achievement in Psychology Award"

Easter Seal "2006 Senate Leadership Award

2009 Sunset Magazine "California Coastal Hero"

2002 California State Association of Counties "Distinguished Service Award"

2004 Service Employees International Union "Home Care Champion Award"

2002 California School Employees Association "Outstanding Public Service Award"

2002 Southern California Pensioners Group, ILWU Recognition Award

Southern California Vote the Coast "2002 Coastal Champion Award"

2002 Aquarium of the Pacific "Award of Excellence"

2005 LA League of Conservation Voters "Smith-Weiss Environmental Champion Award"

2006 Coalition for a Safe Environment "1st Annual Environmental Angel Award for Legislator Leadership"

2002 California Chapter of American Planning Association "California Planning Vision Award"

1995 U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer "Civic Leadership Award"

Consumer Federation of California "2008 Consumer Champion Award"

1999 Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach "Sommelier d'Espirit Award"