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Adam Schiff's Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 28, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (CA) - District 28

Contact Information


150 East Olive Avenue #208
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-841-2828
Fax: 818-841-2830

5500 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite #416
Los Angeles, CA 90028

245 East Olive Avenue, #200
Burbank, CA 91502

2269 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Adam B. Schiff




Wife: Eve; 2 Children: Alexa, Elijah

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Framingham, MA

Home City:

Burbank, CA



JD, Harvard University Law School, 1985

BA, Stanford University, 1982

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 28, 2013-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 28, 2018, 2020

Representative, United States House of Representatives, California, District 29, 2003-2013

Representative, United States House of Representatives, California, District 27, 2001-2003

Senator, California State Senate, District 21, 1996-2000

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, present

Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch, present

Member, Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, present

Member, House Education Caucus, present

Founder/Co-Chair, International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus, present

Former Member, International Relations Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee, California State Senate

Former Member, Senate Select Committee on Juvenile Justice, California State Senate

Founder, Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, 2006

Founder, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, 2003

Former Columnist, Burbank Leader

Criminal Prosecutor, Office of the United States Attorney, Los Angeles, 1987-1993

Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force, present

Member, Democratic Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, present

Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Former Member, Blue Dog Coalition

Member, Burbank Chamber of Commerce

Mock Trial Coach, Burbank High School

Member, Democratic Defense and Military Personnel Task Force

Co-Founder, Freshman for Reform

Member, Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Former Member, House Democracy Assistance Commission

Member, New Democratic Coalition

Founder, Democratic Study Group on National Security, 2003

Astrological Sign:



Legislator of the Year, Burbank American Legion Post, 2001; Person of the Year, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Advisory Council, 2004; Honorary Angel Wings, The Soldier's Angels, 2004; Freedom Award, Armenian National Committee of America, 2003; Donald R. Wright Distinguished Service Award, Pasadena Bar Association; Good Guy Award, National Women's Political Caucus of Greater Pasadena, 2001; Halo Award, Villa Esperanza Services, 2004

Favorite Book:

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone 1932-1940 -- Einstein: His Life and Universe -- Lord Jim

Favorite Movie:

Unforgiven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Big Lebowski.

Favorite Musician:

Steely Dan, The Cars, REM, Billy Joel

Favorite Quote:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.-Winston Churchill

Favorite TV Shows:

NBC Nightly News, The Daily Show