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Joseph Nation's Biography

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Full Name:

Joseph 'Joe' Nation




Single; 2 Children: Kristen, Alexandra

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Birth Place:

Richardson, TX

Home City:

Sonoma, CA



Stanford University

PhD, Public Policy Analysis, RAND Graduate School, 1989

MS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1985

BA, Economics/German/French, University of Colorado, 1979

Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 2001-2006.

Candidate, California State Senate, District 3, 2008

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 6, 2006

Commissioner, California Department of Education, Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, 1996-2000

Chair, Marin Early Care and Education Strategy Alliance, 1999-2000

Director Division II/Board of Directors, Marin Municipal Water District, 1992-2000

Managing Director, California Data and Analysis, 1992-present

Climate Change Advisor, Environ

Lecturer, Stanford University

Associate Professor, University of San Francisco, 1992-1999

Experience, University of California Emerging Issues Forum