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Alan Lowenthal, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congressional District 47

Lowenthal is running for a newly created U.S. House of Representatives seat.

 General Information

Name: Alan Lowenthal

Age: 71

Place of Residence: Long Beach, CA

Education:

College

Attended College: Yes

College: Hobart College, B.A.

Year of Graduation: 1962

Grad School

University: Ohio State University

Degree: Ph.D.

Employment Information

Job titles held: Professor of Community Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

Political Information

Political Party: Democrat

Running for a: Federal office

Running for a position: U.S. House of Representatives

Chamber/district: District 47

Incumbent: No

First elected: 1992

Previous Political Offices: Long Beach City Council from 1992-98, CA Assemblyfrom 1998-2004, CA Senate 2004-present

Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A

Party HQ

Address: 5955 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Campaign Manager

Name: Mike Schimpock

Title: Campaign Consultant

URLs:

Campaign Manager

Name: Mike Shimpock

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Lowenthal2012
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lowenthalforcongress2012

Website: http://www.alanlowenthal.com/2012/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDHTrfDvD1E

Other Facts:
The following is a statement from Alan Lowenthal:

Senator Alan Lowenthal is a college professor and California  State Senator who has lived in Southern California for more than forty years. Senator Lowenthal has brought his coalitionbuilding skills and real-world solutions to the table for more than 20 years; first as a Long Beach City Council Member, then as a CA State Assembly Member, and now as a CA State Senator.

As the former Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and current Chair of the Select Committee on Goods Movement, Senator Lowenthal has played a leading role in promoting new infrastructure and clean "green" technologies that have simultaneously led to more efficient transportation systems, especially around the Port of Long Beach, which has been labeled as one of the biggest and most eco-friendly port in the Nation.

Senator Alan Lowenthal is currently the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, and is the author of the recently enacted College Promise Act (SB 650). This historic act brings together business and education leaders to better prepare students to succeed in school and in the job market after graduation. Locally, this has resulted in an 80% acceptance rate of Long Beach Unified School District and Long Beach Community College students into California State University, Long Beach.

In Sacramento and in Southern California, Alan Lowenthal has been widely recognized as an effective, bi-partisan problem solver, and is known for his ability to reach across the aisle and garner overwhelming bipartisan support for real-world solutions to pressing issues such as education, the environment, and job creation. Senator Lowenthal offers the exact kind of leadership and expertise we need in the newly redrawn 47th District and in Washington.

The newly redrawn 47th District includes parts of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Cypress, Garden Grove, Westminster, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, and Stanton.

Panglonymous September 05, 2012 at 05:05 AM
::sigh:: Which brochure should I vote for... http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/gary-irving-delong-republican-candidate-for-u-s-house-district-47
met00 September 05, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Pan, don't you hate the word "bi-partisan"? Both candidates claim that title. Which is telling the truth? Well, one way is to look at the House votes for the last eight years (since the economy went into free fall). Which party crossed party lines most often to address the economic issues? Personally, while I think DeLong is very personable, no members of his party have crossed party lines in four years and I don't think he will be the first. On the other hand we can go back to the Bush years and see Democrats doing it all the time. So, with DeLong you will get a partisan who will promote stipid ideas like trickle down and with Lowenthal you will get someone who will go along with really stupid ideas like trickle down. So, either way you will get pissed on. The key difference is that once in a while you might get a good idea that Lowenthal will vote on, but DeLong wouldn't (ex: raising the cap on social security). I loath having a "which one am I voting against" choice rather than which am I voting for.
Karen S. Harper September 06, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Alan knows trickle down economics doesn't work. When progressive ideas are discussed in City Council such as the 10% allotment in housing development for low income (under $50,000), De Long is so uninterested, he is out in the audience hob knobing with the moneyed elite. Alan has a commitment to the 99%.
Joe Conroy September 06, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Did he not just move to long beach , to run for office, an rents -a condo at the rivera on ocean
Kurt V. October 10, 2012 at 05:27 AM
If you look at Lowenthal's voting record it is a convoluted mess or regulations, fees and taxes. Everything form giving illegal aliens drivers licenses to trying to outlaw free parking. The man is Utopian Fanatic. No one should vote Democrat any longer,. They are just too expensive.
Karen S. Harper October 10, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Alan became a professor at CSULB around 1968. He has owned a home in Long Beach for many years and lives there.
Karen S. Harper October 10, 2012 at 06:10 AM
I would love to be labeled a Utopian fanatic.

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