Marc Berman (born October 31, 1980) is a politician and attorney, currently serving as a member of the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 24th Assembly District, encompassing parts of the San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley. Before being elected to the Assembly, he was a member of the Palo Alto City Council.
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 24th district
|Assumed office |
December 5, 2016
|Preceded by||Rich Gordon|
|Born||October 31, 1980|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Aimee Gildea (m. 2019)|
|Residence||Menlo Park, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University (BA)|
University of Southern California (JD)
Early life and educationEdit
Berman was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Palo Alto, California. He is Jewish. After graduating from Palo Alto High School, where he served as student body president. In 2002, Berman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Georgetown University. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the USC Gould School of Law. In college, Berman worked in Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office and as an analyst in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
After graduating from law school, Berman worked as an attorney at Latham & Watkins and Merino Yebri, LLP. He also worked provided pro bono representation to clients seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act and individuals seeking asylum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Before his election to the California State Assembly, Berman served as a member of the Palo Alto City Council.
2016 California State AssemblyEdit
|Libertarian||John M. Inks||4,546||4.2|
|No party preference||Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera||2,603||2.4|
2018 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Marc Berman (incumbent)||78,140||75.4|
|Democratic||Marc Berman (incumbent)||135,305||76.6|
2020 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Marc Berman (incumbent)||99,642||74.2|
|Democratic||Marc Berman (incumbent)||158,240||73.4|
- Arom, Eitan (January 6, 2017). "Jewish state legislators ready to make an impact". Jewish Journal.
- "Eight candidates compete for District 24 Assembly seat". Almanac News. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
Mr. Berman began dipping his toes into political waters as a teenager, becoming student body president at Palo Alto High School
- "Democrat-on-Democrat battles highlight state legislative campaigns". The Mercury News. October 25, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
- Sheyner, Gennady (2016). "Assembly race splits Democratic establishment". Palo Alto Weekly. Retrieved November 2, 2020.