A Legislator Who Gets Things Done
“[Huffman] has proven to be a refreshing voice of reason in the Legislature."
-Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 5/6/12
Since his election to the Assembly in November 2006, Assemblymember Jared Huffman has earned respect as a legislator who tackles complex public policy challenges, works tirelessly, and gets results – often by forging consensus on seemingly intractable issues.
During his tenure in the Assembly, he has been one of California’s most prolific lawmakers, authoring or jointly authoring well over 60 pieces of successful legislation and receiving dozens of awards for his legislative leadership.
Huffman’s priorities include protecting California’s environment and creating new jobs through policies that grow our economy, resolve natural resource conflicts, advance clean energy solutions, and combat global warming.
He is one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for sustainable water, land use and transportation policies, and he served as co-chair of the Legislative Environmental Caucus from 2009 through 2012. Revitalizing public education, improving our broken health care system, and ensuring consumer protection are also among Assemblymember Huffman’s top priorities.
Prior to his election, Jared was a Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). One of his proudest accomplishments at NRDC was helping forge an agreement to restore a 153-mile stretch of the San Joaquin River in California’s Central Valley.
Before he joined NRDC, Huffman was a successful public interest attorney whose victories included several major jury verdicts in gender discrimination and race discrimination trials.
For over 20 years, Jared has been committed to community and public service in the North Bay, including twelve years on the board of Marin County’s largest special district, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD).
Jared graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was also a three-time NCAA All-American volleyball player. He went on to play for the USA Volleyball Team in 1987 when the team was ranked #1 in the world, before attending and graduating cum laude from Boston College Law School.
Jared lives in Marin with his wife Susan and their two children, Abby (age 12) and Nathan (age 9). In his free time, Huffman enjoys all types of fishing, as well as tennis and home winemaking.