California State 10th Assembly District Assemblymember
Assemblymember Marc Levine was elected in November, 2012 to represent the 10th Assembly District, comprised of Marin County and Southern Sonoma County. This includes the North Bay communities of Corte Madera, Cotati, Fairfax, Kentfield, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Sebastopol, Tiburon, Penngrove, Petaluma, Sonoma, West Marin, and parts of the city of Santa Rosa.
His priorities include funding higher education and K-12 and improving the quality of public education, protecting California’s precious water supply, and improving our transportation infrastructure. Additionally, he supports efforts to pay down California’s wall of debt and control spending in order to continue funding for vital public services
A former San Rafael City Council Member, Levine has held leadership posts throughout his career helping to develop innovative solutions at the local, state, national, and international levels. He currently chairs the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife. This committee is responsible for overseeing Water Bond expenditures, implementing a long-term plan to protect our beautiful parks, and protecting endangered species, migratory birds, and other wildlife.
The first year of the 2015-2016 session was a successful one for Levine. Governor Brown signed into law 19 bills authored by Levine. These bills include traffic congestion reduction in the North Bay, wildlife corridor conservation, immigrant juvenile refugee protection, local business market expansion, water conservation and State Park cultivation.
In his first term in the Assembly, Levine was the vice-chair of the Local Government Committee and chaired the Assembly Select Committee on Agriculture and the Environment. In 2013-2014, Governor Brown signed into law 23 bills authored by Levine, including historic Marin County housing legislation. Other laws written by Levine support online education at CSU campuses, increased use of recycled water, increased access to the California Coastal Commission meetings, creation of new chargin stations for electric vehicles, expansion of markets for local businesses, and protection for victims of violent crime.
Levine earned his Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and he was recognized with a Special Act Award for his work to promote the elite graduate school around the world. While earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Cal State Northridge, he was elected Chair of the California State Student Association representing over 400,000 students to the State Legislature and Board of Trustees.
Some of Levine’s past activities include Vice Chair of Marin Telecommunications Agency, Governance Committee Member of MarinKids, Alternate Commissioner of the SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Alternate Director of the San Rafael Sanitation District and Central Marin Sanitation Agency, Member of the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party, Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party Business and Professional Caucus, and Fellow of the ZeroDivide Foundation.
Assemblymember Levine lives in Marin County with his wife, Wendy, and their two children.