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Henry Stern is an educator and environmental attorney, who most recently served as senior advisor to California State Senator Fran Pavley. In that capacity, he helped craft legislation to address climate change, fracking, the drought, teacher shortages, and women's health.  He also spearheaded the Senator’s ongoing efforts to clean up the SoCal Gas leak in Porter Ranch with SB 380.

A graduate of Harvard University and UC Berkeley Law, Henry has public and private sector experience in education, the environment, and infrastructure investment. Prior to serving the 27th District, he served as counsel to Congressman Henry Waxman on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, helped businesses construct clean energy projects, taught civics, advocated for juvenile justice, and founded a tech incubator.

Henry also teaches law at UCLA, volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club, and is a member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee, the Jewish Federation, and the Truman National Security Project.
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  • …the moment chooses you. And last night, in a seemingly contradictory moment of joy and sadness, I found resolution in my new role as your next State Senator — that this is right where I need to be. As the youngest Senator in California, at a troubling time in our nation’s history, it is incumbent on me to lead by example for our next generation — to show that California will continue to be a refuge, a place of progress. … read more

  • On the heels of endorsements from President Barack Obama, Governor Jerry Brown and trusted newspapers in Los Angeles and Ventura County, Henry Stern’s campaign continues to gain steam down the homestretch. His Get Out the Vote efforts have been aided by a prominent bi-partisan coalition of leaders, from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Mayor Richard Riordan, to Congressmember Brad Sherman, and former Congressmembers Henry Waxman, Tony Beilenson and Howard Berman. Ventura County influencers like Superintendent Linda Parks, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and … read more