Meet Assemblymember Laura Friedman
Laura Friedman: A History of Effective Leadership
Laura Friedman is running to succeed Mike Gatto in the California State Assembly, District 43. Laura has an extraordinary record of leadership as a local elected leader, a community volunteer and in the private sector.
Elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, re-elected in 2013
Mayor of Glendale, 2011-2012
Board of Directors, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Immediate Past-President, Independent Cities Association
Board member, Southern California Association of Governments, Energy and Environment Committee
Served for five years on the Glendale Design Review Board
Active with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee
Extensive experience as a producer and head of development in the entertainment industry, where she worked on numerous successful films and TV projects. Taught producing at UCLA and Chapman College
Since 2001 she has owned and run a small business specializing in vintage jewelry and fine and decorative arts
Recipient: Environmental Champion Award, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; Woman of the Year,Glendale Chamber of Commerce; Flame of Hope Award, Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Laura lives in Glendale with her husband Guillaume Lemoine, a landscape designer, and their daughter Rachel.
Graduated with a B.A. from the University of Rochester, New York.