Marc Levine (born April 26, 1974) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 10th Assembly District, which encompasses the North San Francisco Bay Area.
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 10th district
|Assumed office |
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Jared Huffman (redistricted)|
|Born||April 26, 1974|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Cal State Northridge (BA)|
Naval Postgraduate School (MA)
Levine is the current Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was a San Rafael City Councilmember.
Marc Levine served on the San Rafael City Council, and gained a reputation for innovative environmental policies and pragmatic solutions.
Levine's election to the Assembly in 2012 was a remarkable upset, in which he prevailed despite being outspent 5-to-1 by a fellow Democrat, Assemblymember Michael Allen.
Levine was reelected to the Assembly in 2014 by nearly a three-to-one margin and received more votes than any other member of the Assembly.
2014 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Marc Levine (incumbent)||45,597||49.2|
|Democratic||Diana M. Conti||16,644||18.0|
|Democratic||Veronica "Roni" Jacobi||4,593||5.0|
|Democratic||Marc Levine (incumbent)||105,636||74.6|
2016 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Marc Levine (incumbent)||100,578||65.4|
|Democratic||Veronica "Roni" Jacobi||27,232||17.7|
|Democratic||Marc Levine (incumbent)||140,207||68.2|
|Democratic||Veronica "Roni" Jacobi||65,355||31.8|
2018 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Marc Levine (incumbent)||97,186||80.4|
|Democratic||Marc Levine (incumbent)||139,050||71.7|
Levine has stated: "Immigrants are welcome and we will do everything we can to help them achieve legal status." In 2015, he took action by authoring two immigration bills— both of which were signed by Governor Brown.
AB 899 (Levine) safeguards the privacy of immigrant children by requiring federal immigration officials to obtain a court order before accessing juvenile records.
AB 900 (Levine) helps unaccompanied minor immigrants who are escaping violence and exploitation to receive humanitarian relief through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status visa process.
In 2014, when more than 60,000 unaccompanied refugee children from poverty-stricken and violence-torn areas of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras arrived to the US, more than 4,000 children came to California. Levine worked with legislative leaders and Governor Brown to pass legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for those immigrants.
- "Secretary of State" (PDF).
- Arom, Eitan (January 6, 2017). "Jewish state legislators ready to make an impact". Jewish Journal.
- "Assemblymember Levine Immigration Legislation Signed Into Law - Assemblymember Marc Levine Representing the 10th California Assembly District". asmdc.org. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
- "Bill Text - AB-899 Juveniles: confidentiality of records". leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
- "Bill Text - AB-900 Juveniles: special immigrant juvenile status". leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
- "Gov. Brown approves legal help for minors in the country illegally". latimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.